There are over 12,000 reports of UFOs, unidentified flying objects, most of those sightings were explained. However, hundreds of sightings still remain unidentified to this day. In 1952, the U.S. Air Force starts Project Blue Book to analyse those strange objects in the sky.
UFO AND PROJECT BLUE BOOK
It is the year of 1952 and the U.S. Air Force starts Project Blue Book. The project wants to analyse unknown1 objects that people sometimes see in the sky.
Josef Allen Hynek is a scientist2 who works for Project Blue Book. He is the son of Czech immigrants. He is a professor of physics3.
When people see a UFO in the sky, it is usually a plane, light or another known4 object. But they get confused and think that it is a UFO. But there are also many unexplained sightings, like the strange objects above the city of Washington in 1952.
Professor Hynek doesn’t believe in unknown5 flying objects at the beginning. But later he says that some things cannot be explained6 with science7. Professor Hynek is called “the father of ufology”. He is even the author of the word “UFO”. He sees ufology as a new type of science.
Vocabulary: 1neznámý| 2vědec| 3fyzika| 4známý| 5neznámý| 6vysvětlený| 7věda
Language notes: Project Blue Book=Projekt Modrá kniha| U.S. Air Force=Letectvo Spojených
států|in the sky=na obloze| get confused=být zmatený| unexplained sighting=nevysvětlené
zpozorování| flying object=létající objekt|the father of ufology=otec ufologie| UFO=(z
angl.unidentified flying object)=neidentifikovaný létající předmět