Project Blue Book: 3 controversial UFO cases explored in Season 2

Aidan Gillen as Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn in HISTORY’s “Project Blue Book.” Season two premieres Tues. January 21 at 10/9c. Photo by Eduardo Araquel/HISTORY.. Copyright 2019
Aidan Gillen as Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn in HISTORY’s “Project Blue Book.” Season two premieres Tues. January 21 at 10/9c. Photo by Eduardo Araquel/HISTORY.. Copyright 2019 /

Project Blue Book kicks off its second season next month. Get ready to do a deep dive into some controversial UFO cases with Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Captain Michael Quinn.

Project Blue Book Season 2 premieres next month on the History Channel. Dr. J. Allen Hynek and his partner Captain Michael Quinn will be returning to Roswell as well as delving into the mysterious government facility at Groom Lake a.k.a. Area 51.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, according to the press release, the duo will also be investigating 3 controversial UFO cases that occurred during the 1950’s. Some of them will definitely raise the hair on the back of your necks!

Skinwalker Ranch

Located in Ballard, Utah, near the Ute reservation is a piece of property that has terrified people for years. Known as a paranormal hot spot, Skinwalker Ranch has been at the epicenter of numerous UFO sightings over the decades.

Extraterrestrial visitations aren’t the only weird anomaly to occur at this location. For over 200 years, this controversial piece of land has been the home to Skinwalkers. Navajo lore states that these witches have the ability to transform into various animals.

In 1944, a mother and her child who were picnicking in a meadow located 3 to 5 miles from the Ranch witnessed an unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) hovering for a few minutes before taking off. According to, this event occurred 3 years before the first recorded saucer sighting by Kenneth Arnold in Washington.

Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter

Christian County, Kentucky is an extremely bucolic area. The Sutton Family were known by everyone in the neighboring towns of Kelly and Hopkinsville.

On the evening of Aug. 21, 1955, their nightmare began when a friend of the Suttons, Billy Ray Taylor retrieved water from a well on their property. While completing this task, he spied a large, shiny aircraft which landed in a nearby gully. When he returned to the house, he told everyone about the encounter but it was basically laughed off.

Later on, the family was besieged by little creatures standing 3 to 4 feet in stature. They tormented the entire clan for hours on end by peering in their windows. When the police showed up to investigate the incident, they found no trace of the aliens but they determined that the family was completely sober and that something had occurred to frighten them.

Their neighbors told the investigators about seeing lights in the sky. Dr. J. Allen Hynek was one of the entities that examined this particular case and he believed that the Suttons did have an encounter with extraterrestrials.

CIA Mind Control Experiments

Allen Dulles, the director of the CIA, initiated the MK-Ultra program during the 1950’s. This was a covert operation designed to explore the idea of mind control.

Test subjects, mentally challenged male students from Fernald School in Massachusetts, soldiers and sexual psychopaths underwent various behavior modification experiments with electro-shock therapy, hypnosis, polygraphs, LSD, radiation and other drugs. Not all subjects consented to participating in MK-Ultra.

However, the experiments didn’t stay behind closed doors for long. Eventually, they started to utilize prostitutes to recruit clients to a location, slip them LSD and then the CIA would observe the effects on the unwitting men. There were even more controversial actions taken until the 1970’s when the project was disbanded.

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Project Blue Book opens their new case files on Jan. 21, 10 p.m. on the History Channel.

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