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Project Grudge and the Fort Monmouth UFO Incident

Season 1, Ep. 350

On episode 350 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we dig deep into the early files of Project Grudge. Intended to alleviate public anxiety over UFOs and persuade the public that UFOs constituted nothing unusual or extraordinary, Project Grudge sought to explain away UFO sightings. Officials recommended that the project be reduced in scope because the very existence of Air Force interest encouraged people to believe in UFOs. Eventually, the Air Force announced the project's termination in December of 1949. However, it would come to light that it was actually still in operation, albeit covertly, until late 1951. And one of the cases investigated was that of the Fort Monmouth UFO in New Jersey. Buried deep in what many believe was a coverup, the most detailed version would come to light through the words of the man who ran Project Grudge, and eventually, Project Blue Book; Edward J. Ruppelt.


This episode was co-written and researched by Marcus Lowth. To learn more, visit: UFOinsight.com


Special thanks to our voiceover talents:

Bryce Johnson: https://brycejohnson.actor/

John Rearick: https://www.johnrearickactor.com/

Jeff Bugonian: https://pacificvoiceover.com/


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