The story of the real-life, U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena from 1947-70.
Ohio State astrophysicist Dr. Allen Hynek is recruited by the Air Force into their top-secret program investigating UFOs called Project Blue Book. Partnered with Captain Michael Quinn, they investigate the case of a military pilot who survived a dogfight with an alien craft. Based on the "Gorman Dogfight" case.
Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn investigate a West Virginia case of a woman and her two children who witnessed a flying saucer crash near their farm and an alien being emerge from the fiery wreck; based on the Flatwoods Monster case.
When the citizens of Lubbock, Texas, witness a mysterious V-shaped craft in the night sky, Hynek and Quinn are brought in to investigate the mass sighting.
A bizarre UFO encounter with a commercial airliner leads Hynek and Quinn to a top-secret program involving ex-Nazi scientists in Huntsville, Alabama, known as Operation Paperclip, which has a mysterious agenda all its own.
Hynek and Quinn follow a series of strange clues leading them to a secret group who not only claim to have witnessed strange lights during combat called "Foo Fighters", but also claim to know a way to contact them.
After mysterious green fireballs nearly cause nuclear disaster during a weapons test, Hynek and Quinn must investigate how this could have occurred, each with altering theories as to what's really going on.
After a Scoutmaster vanishes when he and his troop witness a strange craft hovering in the woods, Hynek is sent to investigate for Project Blue Book, while Quinn is pulled into a rogue mission for General Harding.
When a film emerges documenting an Army platoon under UFO attack, the Generals send Hynek and Quinn in to investigate, where they find the soldiers not only suffer from physical effects of war, but psychological ones as well.
Hynek is drawn into a case from which he literally can't escape when a man arrives at Blue Book headquarters with his wife. The man claims he was abducted by aliens, and he plans to hold Hynek and Quinn hostage until he learns the truth.
Washington D.C. is invaded by UFOs, and Hynek and Quinn must uncover the true nature of the threat before it's too late.