'Project Blue Book': Episode 3 brings true stories, strange lights, and a doubtful associate

Episode 3 'The Lubbock Lights' will follow another true incident after a V-shaped chain of lights is seen by many, including highly qualified scholars, over Texas in the 1950s.


                            'Project Blue Book': Episode 3 brings true stories, strange lights, and a doubtful associate

'Project Blue Book' is off to a great start as it brings to light all the classified information from the highly guarded project of the US Air Force.

Starring Aidan Gillen as Dr. J Allen Hynek, Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn, Lauren Mennell as Mimi Hynek, and Ksenia Solo as Susie Miller, the show recounts the cases that were investigated by the US Air Force in its Project Blue Book during the post-war era. The cases mostly consist of reported UFO sightings across the United States and the project was set up in response by the US government to assure people that the sightings could be explained and that there was nothing to be afraid of.

The first two episodes recounted the true incidents of Gorman Dogfight and the Phantom in the Woods, and Episode 3, which is named 'The Lubbock Lights', will follow another true incident. The Lubbock Lights are known as a V-shaped chain of lights that were seen by several onlookers sometime during the 1950s in Texas. While some claim it was a plane and others believe them to be a flock of birds, many still believe that it was aliens who came down on several saucers arranged in a V-shaped formation.

Episode 3 airs on January 22, and here are the three things to look out for in the episode.

1. Strange Lights in the Sky

The duo follow a strange set of lights in the sky over Texas (A+E Networks)
The duo follow a strange set of lights in the sky over Texas (A+E Networks)

Episode 3 will follow a true incident that took place in Texas. Quinn and Hynek's encounter with the Flatwoods Monster ended with the entire thing turning out to be a hoax, so the duo will now pay a visit to the Texas Technological University in order to continue their investigations into the sudden appearance of UFOs. Unlike the previous incidents, this time, the witnesses are highly qualified scholars who are claiming to have seen strange V-shaped streaks of lights in the night sky sometime around 2 am.

2. Mimi's Anxiety

Mimi never questioned her husband but fear is catching up with her (A+E Networks)
Mimi never questioned her husband but fear is catching up with her (A+E Networks)

The political upheaval in the post-WWII era plays a major role in the show, and Episode 3 is set to highlight the hysteria among people when the world was on the brink of an atomic war. Mimi, who until now has never questioned her husband's many frequent visits to the Air Force, is now worried that her family might be under some kind of threat. She discovers that she was being followed at the department store, and soon the same stalker was spotted right outside her house when she was busy building the bomb-shelter with Susie. Mimi's fear is not the result of sheer hysteria, in fact, her fear is the representation of the political mood of the age.

3. A Revelation for Quinn

Quinn is a skeptic but he certainly won't be able to remain one after Episode 3 (A+E Networks)
Quinn is a skeptic but he certainly won't be able to remain one after Episode 3 (A+E Networks)

Hynek was a skeptic whose discoveries turned him into a believer, but Quinn, whose character is chiefly inspired by US Air Force Captain Edward J. Ruppelt (the first director of Project Blue Book), was almost stubborn about remaining a skeptic.

Quinn had orders to cover up any probable clue that could prove the existence of aliens, and he was determined to do so until he confronted Hynek. The two encountered several instances where people claimed to have encountered UFOs, but what Quinn is about to see in Episode 3 will be a completely different experience for him. It is highly doubtful if he will be able to remain a skeptic after this. 

'Project Blue Book' Episode 3 'The Lubbock Lights' is set to air on January 22.

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