September 27th, 2010
11:08 PM ET

UFOs eyed nukes, ex-Air Force personnel say

Seven former U.S. Air Force personnel gathered in Washington Monday to recount UFO sightings over nuclear weapons facilities in decades past – accounts that a UFO researcher says show extraterrestrial beings are interested in the world’s nuclear arms race and may be sending humans a message.

At a news conference at the National Press Club, the six former officers and one ex-enlisted man recalled either personal sightings or reports from subordinates and others of UFOs hovering over nuclear missile silos or nuclear weapons storage areas in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Three of the former Air Force officers – though they hadn’t seen the UFOs themselves - told reporters that UFOs hovering over silos around Montana’s Malmstrom Air Force Base in 1967 appeared to have temporarily deactivated some of the nuclear missiles.

Much of the testimony already has appeared in books, websites and elsewhere. But UFO researcher and author Robert Hastings, who organized the news conference, said the time has come for the U.S. government to acknowledge the UFO visits.

“I believe - these gentlemen believe - that this planet is being visited by beings from another world, who for whatever reason have taken an interest in the nuclear arms race which began at the end of World War II,” said Hastings, who added that more than 120 former military personnel have told him about UFOs visiting nuclear sites.

“Regarding the missile shutdown incidents, my opinion … is that whoever are aboard these craft are sending a signal to both Washington and Moscow, among others, that we are playing with fire – that the possession and threatened use of nuclear weapons potentially threatens the human race and the integrity of the planetary environment,” he said.

Former Air Force Capt. Robert Salas – who has written a book about the Montana incidents – said he was underground when a UFO hovered over his missile silo in March 1967, and therefore couldn’t see it. He said one of his guards above ground told him a red, glowing object about 30 feet in diameter was hovering just above the front gate of the facility, in an isolated area far from Malmstrom.

“And just as I [called my commander], our missiles began going into what’s called a no-go condition, or unlaunchable. Essentially, they were disabled while this object was still hovering over out site,” Salas said.

Salas and others said the military urged them at the time not to talk about the incidents.

Retired Col. Charles Halt recalled seeing UFOs over the woods near Royal Air Force Stations Bentwaters and Woodbridge in eastern England in December 1980. He and security personnel were investigating reports of strange lights just outside one of the bases.

“All through the forest was a bright glowing object,” he said Monday. “The best way I can describe it, it looked like an eye – with bright red, with a dark center. It appeared to be winking. It was shedding something like molten metal, was dripping off it.

“It silently moved through the trees, avoiding any contact, it bobbed up and down, and at one point it actually approached us. We tried to get closer. It receded out into the field, beyond the forest, and silently exploded into five white objects – gone. So we went out into the field looking for any evidence, because something had been apparently falling off it – and we find nothing,” he said.

He recalled subsequently seeing other objects in the sky, including one that stopped about 3,000 feet overhead and “sent down a concentrated beam at our feet.” No one was harmed.

“The best way I can equate it is sort of a laser beam. We stood there in awe. Was this a warning? Was this an attempt to communicate? Was this a weapon? Or just a probe?” he said.

At about the same time, he was hearing radio reports from base personnel that beams from some of the objects were “falling into or near the weapons storage area.”

In a staff meeting later, a general decided “it happened off base, so it’s a British affair,” Halt recalled. “In other words, they were loathe to get involved.”

The Air Force investigated UFOs from 1948 to 1969 under a program eventually called Project Blue Book. The service, on its website, says the project concluded that “no UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security.” It also says there has been "no evidence that sightings categorized as 'unidentified' are extraterrestrial vehicles."

Salas said the UFO phenomenon “is real, not imaginary.”

“There is current excessive secrecy in our government surrounding this phenomenon,” he said.

A reporter asked how many of the former military personnel subscribed to Hastings’ theory that the message of extraterrestrials is that humans should get rid of nuclear weapons, and how many of them believed that we should get rid of nukes. Of the seven, it appeared that only Salas raised his hand.

Post by:
Filed under: Military • Nuclear • UFOs
soundoff (1,029 Responses)
  1. Bill

    To "I Know They're here", you are a kook. That said, I have seen UFO's and they were very real. What were they? Who was flying them? I don't know. But they were unidentified, they were flying, and they were objects. So what else can I say other than I saw UFO's?

    September 28, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • I Know Theyre Here

      Hitler , Goerring, his psychic and other Nazis were also very interested in ETs and the occult. The Vril Society was made up of top Nazis who channeled messages from ETs in the Aldebaran solar system. By 1934 Viktor Schauberger had built a nazi saucer craft propelled by a electro magnetic anti-gravity effect.

      September 28, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • I Know Theyre Here

      Google Vril Society, Hitler and the Nazis channeled an ET race during thier occult rituals and thru these communications built thier first anti-grav saucer craft in 1934.

      September 28, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. avis

    As per NASA, if anyone goes beyond the orbit of Jupiter, earth does not even look like a dot. So, from outside the solar system, no one can imagine that there is a planet called EARTH and living beings called HUMANS exist on it. And it is proven that no other planet other than EARTH has intelligent aliens. Then how any alien can come and visit us. So, it seems to me that these top-brass do not have anything to do so, they decided to come to limelight by telling about aliens. These officers might have been drinking and sleeping and suddenly would have seen some lights coming down on them and decided that they are alien aircrafts. Wake up officers. Its time for reality.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. conradshull

    Beings intelligent and advanced enough to transport themselves millions of light-years through the vast void of space, through and around the universe's most unimaginably hostile electromagnetic forces somehow manage at the last minute to F. up and crash in the New Mexico desert ...

    September 28, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brian James

    1) I hope we're not alone. 2) I hope they come in peace 3) Rather or not there is extra-terrestrial life, we need to destroy nuclear weapons.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alf

    First, they came for the humans..

    September 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. The Time Has Come To Declare THEY EXIST!

    There can be no more hiding the fact that UFOs exist and have existed throughout time. We don't see the purpose in hiding that any longer from the people on Earth. There can be no doubt that these life forms have great intelligence and the fact they have hovered and continue to over our planet for so long a time but have not actually attacked us can only mean they are interested in our well-being but we are still not listening! We need to pay closer attention from now on and see if actual contact can be made with these beings to see what kind of message they bring.

    It serves no purpose to simply ignore the fact that they are here. It has been reported for so long a time about their alien bases in Roswell and under the oceans, the North Pole, and other places. Since their intelligence is obviously far superior to ours they can exist in those places undetected and perhaps it is they do due to the fact that world governments, as a whole, have been disinterested in revealing their existence thus, have alienated the aliens. That is sad because of so many incidences where they have actually made themselves known to many. And let's not forget the incidents in Texas and Mexico with the "bright objects", a few years ago, that many saw over the skies in the form of a space craft hovering low.

    One other thought, I feel there is one main person these alien personnel that man their space crafts should visit on planet Earth. That is Ahmadinajad, President of Iran. It would literally scare him out of his wits. If our alien brothers and sisters are here to warn us about the dangers of nuclear weapons, then there can be no doubt that he should be the first to be visited and taught a good lesson by these beings.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gas Panic

    The credibility of these reports is in question. IF the majority of those making a case for alien visitation for the specific purpose of encouraging nuclear disarmament, are "liberals" or known to be against the notion of "deterrence" then this is probably just a case of hippies gone wild. If it turns out that the reports come from a broad cross section of the political spectrum, I'd be inclined to believe the reports.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tulip

    Hahaha..ridiculisation seems still to be the best method for covering up, and controlling the mass....and there are still many who take that for granted, which is a shame because it prevents us to become more human and intelligent. And who still believes the NASA? Never A Straight Answer!

    September 28, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    We should toss them peunutes to send them the message that were here to see we can all stop chaseing the mordorate

    September 28, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. B. Lonetree

    A little food for thought kids. Have you ever considered perhaps they do not want to be known? Perhaps they have an arrangement whereas they feed a bit of technology our way in return for silence? Consider another point. Could religion except and the people of radical religions handle the knowlege we are not alone? I think most civilized people could but in my opinion the vast majority of the inhabitants of this planet could not handle it. Then again perhaps ET has a non-interference clause just like Star Trek.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Ya I think the non-interference would explain how they could be peaceful but yet not appear to us and not help us. They did intervene to disarm nukes in order to protect us from a potential fatal mistakes.

      I agree with you about religions inability to accept the fact that we are not alone. It would cause them to question everything they believe in. They would have to expand their understanding that all over the garden of the universe, God created huMANoids ... but they did make it past the whole "world is flat" doctrine... there is hope.

      September 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I Know Theyre Here

    Read Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken, ET has been here before we were. Google "Dulce Base" or Dulce Wars" we have been in a defacto state of war with the small grey/tall grey reptilian ETs since 1979. Our govt may still be working w/ malevolent grey factions beneath the Archuletta Mesa in Dulce, NM on genetic engineering possibly to assimilate thier species with ours so they may live and blend in on Earth. In 1954 Eisenhower signed the Greneda Treaty with a tall grey species allowing them to abduct citizens for medical study in exchange for ET technology (black ops). Sometime thereafter our govt realized the greys werent disclosing all the abuctions and procedures performed and didnt deliver tech as promised. Google William Cooper, Bob Lazar, and Phil Schnieder.

    Click here:

    September 28, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. CatfishMammy

    Alien be da work of da Debil Evil lurks in they flyin mashines!

    September 28, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. cavemanstyle

    Look, let's not get out of hand here, don't make assumptions. You can't go overboard with your assumptions because then you'll provoke the people who have the evidence, and they'll be less likely to bring it to the public's eye. You have to keep a completely open mind about it, and don't get all P'O'd when all the evidence comes out. I'm sure there is a good reason it's been kept secret, if in fact there was a secret to be kept at all.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Help Here

    Hey Guys, will you visit SaveStan.ORG a friend of mine with 4 young babies is fighting for his life...... Thanks

    September 28, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |


    September 28, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42