SDCC 2018: Project Blue Book Headquarters Provides A Closer Look At UFO Encounters

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During Comic-Con, History set up a fun and interactive experience for their upcoming series Project Blue Book. Based on the true, Top Secret investigations into UFOS and unexplained phenomena conducted by the U.S. Air Force form 1952-1969, the series is inspired by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who was recruited by the U.S. Air Force to lead Project Blue Book.

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The “Project Blue Book Headquarters” set up in the Petco parking lot during Comic Con offered attendees a chance to see a few of the more than 700 cases researched by the Air Force. But before that, you first were invited to share your own encounter with UFOs.

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Through a series of questions, interviewers were able to gather details of what you saw, where and when you saw it, and other pertinent information, all of which was then passed along to a professional sketch artist.

While waiting for your sketch, you were given clearance to enter the base and see details of three cases. One described a monster or creature seen in the woods. Another of a flying craft spotted by an Air Force pilot. The third case was of seeing strange lights in the sky. Information on each case was accompanied by audio describing the incident or encounter, making you feel as though you were part of the investigation team.

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With a taste for what might be living out among the stars, you were then given the opportunity to send your own message out into space. As you typed out a greeting to whom or whatever might receive your message, around you were era-accurate technologies and actors set up to look like members of the Project Blue Book team. Before you left, you were able to pick up the sketch of your UFO encounter.

The entire experience was interesting, immersive, and fun for anyone with an interest in the paranormal, history, or space. If that sounds like you, check out Project Blue Book when it airs later this year on History. The drama stars Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell, Ksenia Solo, Neal McDonough and Michael Harney.

 

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