In this conspiratorial Sci-Fi thriller set some time after WWII and loosely based on the US government's real life Project Blue Book, Captain Michael Quinn and Dr. Allen Hynek are tasked by the US Air Force to investigate reports of UFOs and debunk them, or at least come up with rational explanations for them. While Quinn, a smooth and tough military type, doesn't care about anything other than doing the job he was given, at first, the more skeptical Hynek quickly becomes convinced that some kind of deadly conspiracy is afoot. Meanwhile, as Cold War paranoia spreads among the population, a charismatic blonde with an agenda of her own befriends Hynek's lonely wife.
Did You Know?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek
worked on three different US Air Force projects related to UFOs: Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book. He formulated the classification system for reporting UFO and alien sightings which he dubbed "Close Encounters". The title of Steven Spielberg
's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977) comes from Hynek's work, and in addition to serving as a technical adviser on that film, Hynek appears as one of the scientists at the film's climax. See more