Unexplained Aerial Incursions at Nuclear Weapons Sites Demand a Renewed Scientific Interest in the UFO Phenomenon
Robert L. Hastings
The UFO-Nukes Connection is now thoroughly documented. Declassified U.S. government files establish a convincing, ongoing pattern of UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites extending back to December 1948.
I have interviewed more than 130 U.S. military veterans—including ICBM launch and targeting officers—regarding their involvement in nuclear weapons–related UFO incidents. Seven of these individuals—former U.S. Air Force officers, including a deputy base commander— appeared at my September 27, 2010, press conference in Washington, DC, which CNN streamed live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jUU4Z8QdHI). The veterans report extraordinary encounters which have obvious national security implications. More to the point, implicit in these revelations are potentially paradigm-altering repercussions.
The events divulged leave little doubt that the U.S. nuclear weapons program is an ongoing source of interest to someone possessing vastly superior technology. Moreover, declassified KGB documents and testimony from ex–Soviet Army personnel suggest that similar incidents occurred in the former U.S.S.R. Consequently, it appears as if an as-yet-unidentified third party has interjected itself into the six-decade nuclear arms standoff in a most startling and provocative manner.
As revealed at the press conference, incidents occurred in 1967 during which significant numbers of ICBMs malfunctioned just as security personnel reported disc-shaped craft silently hovering above them. In another case, in 1980, a disc was observed to direct laser-like beams into the largest U.S. nuclear weapons depot in Europe. To dismiss these Air Force officers’ detailed accounts as mere fantasies or fabrications is to suggest that those who held the fate of the entire planet in their hands during the Cold War were dangerously demented or otherwise untrustworthy. Surely, this was not the case.
While this research material does not qualify as scientific data per se, the statements offered by these ex-military sources make abundantly clear the need for a fresh, unbiased scientific study of the UFO subject. Indeed, the late atmospheric physicist Dr. James McDonald—one of only a handful of scientists to have actually studied UFOs—advocated a renewed examination of the phenomenon decades ago. After several authorized visits to the U.S. Air Force’s UFO Project Blue Book to review its sighting reports, he wrote, “There are hundreds of good cases in the Air Force files that should have led to top-level scientific scrutiny of the problem years ago, yet these cases have been swept under the rug in a most disturbing way by Project Blue Book investigators and their consultants.”
In a prepared statement delivered to the U.S. Congress’ House Committee on Science and Astronautics on July 29, 1968, McDonald said, “My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed ‘surveillance.’” Documents and witness testimony which have become available long after McDonald’s death strongly suggest this hypothesis has merit and that the superpowers’ nuclear weapons were one target of that ongoing surveillance during the Cold War era.