A new drama series with star power will spotlight UFO investigations based at Wright-Patt

The upcoming History channel drama series “Project Blue Book” — based on a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base program that studied UFO sightings — has a new trailer out this week.

The actual Project Blue Book was declassified years ago after studying 12,618 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects worldwide from 1952-1970.

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The television series is being produced by Robert Zemeckis, who directed the award-winning movies Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and Cast Away. The star of the show will be Aidan Gillen, who appeared in Game of Thrones and other programs.

The premiere date of the show has not yet been announced. But more news about the series could come this weekend, as cast members and producers are scheduled to appear at a panel discussion at the Comic-Con event in San Diego.

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The official conclusions of the actual Project Blue Book were that no UFO ever reported, investigated or evaluated by the Air Force threatened national security, and that there was no evidence that sightings could be extraterrestrial vehicles.

A January 1985 letter issued by Wright-Patterson officials said 701 of the sightings were never explained.

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