Thursday, August 16, 2012

Air Force Missileers Newsletter Publishes UFO Article: Sightings at ICBM Sites Discussed

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By Robert Hastings
     The June 2012 issue of Air Force Missileers, the quarterly newsletter published by the Association of Air Force Missileers, featured the latest of three articles written by me for the publication over the past decade. My hope is that members of the group will contact me at and discuss their UFO experiences in the missile field during the Cold War era and beyond.

The article:

Former Missileers Discuss Their UFO Experiences

Since 1974, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been utilized by researchers to declassify thousands of documents relating to the U. S. Government’s unpublicized knowledge of the UFO phenomenon.

A number of these documents concern UFO sightings near ICBM Launch Facilities and Launch Control Facilities during the Cold War era. Specifically, the documents summarize reports by Security Alert Team members—as well as launch, targeting, and maintenance personnel—describing repeated observations of luminous, silent, disc-shaped craft capable of hovering and high-velocity flight.

I became aware of one such incident at Malmstrom AFB, in March 1967, during the period that my father, SMSgt. Robert E. Hastings, was stationed there. Over the past 39 years, I have interviewed more than 130 U.S. military veterans, including a few U.S. Navy and U.S. Army personnel, who have described personal experiences identical to those referred to in the documents.

Seven of those individuals participated in my September 27, 2010 press conference in Washington D.C. which CNN steamed live. The full-length video may be viewed below.

Media coverage of the event was over-the-top with hundreds of articles and news stories appearing worldwide. Even conservative news organizations such as The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Stars and Stripes and the Air Force Times provided serious, objective and respectful assessments of the veterans’ revelations.

The press conference’s co-sponsor, former Captain Robert Salas, had been the Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander at Malmstrom’s Oscar Flight on March 24, 1967, when he was suddenly thrust into a situation that forever changed his views about UFOs. His remarkable experience is detailed in the linked-video above.

Over the past decade, more than 30 AAFM members have contacted me—following the publication of two previous articles in this newsletter—to report their own memories of such events. I am hoping for a similar response this time as well.

The Cold War-era incidents described in the declassified documents and witness testimony leave little doubt that the U.S. nuclear weapons program was 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 ongoing nuclear arms standoff in a most startling and provocative manner.

Much more information about the UFO-Nukes Connection may be found at my website,

1 comment :

  1. We are going to invade the sites, (speaking as GFoL representative) because you should know better than to shoot and KILL and NUKE each other. We are trying to come to a peaceful agreement and cant do it with you launching nukes.

    OR perhaps you didnt notice? HMM?


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