Millions of people around the world have seen something in the sky they
could not identify. The only official scientific study of these UFOs was
contracted by the U. S. Air Force in 1966-67. The Colorado Project,
conducted by Dr. E. U. Condon of the University of Colorado, was
controversial from its inception, and before issuing its final report
had undergone constant media antagonism, staff dissention, abrupt
firings, and covert activity.
Dr. Craig’s experiences as the major field investigator for reported UFO
sightings make fascinating reading, both for firm believers in
extraterrestrial visitation and those who are most skeptical. He records
both detailed descriptions and personal musings of individual cases he
examined. In addition, he gives a historical overview of the UFO
phenomenon, the involvement of the U. S. Air Force, the development of
amateur UFO study groups, and the continuing “UFO Wars.”
In keeping with Dr. Craig’s lifelong concern with bridging the gap
between science and the humanities, his book is written in an engaging,
humorous style at the same time it records his strictly scientific
attitude toward his work.
His findings close the door on the dreams of many UFOlogists, but then
his philosophical musings open a big window and let the possibility of
the existence of UFOs back in.