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.

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  1. peter

    Ok guys im going to tell you the truth! this is based on facts only. in 1945 the U.S. made a secret alliance with ufo's insomuch that they could fly in our airspace without our retaliation. We recieved on the other end alien technology like anti-gravity, popcorn, go-gurt, and my mom

    September 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tess


    September 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sam

    somethingstrangeisahappening, the Greys have been showing abductees and contactees scenes of destructions since the 1950's because they are afraid we may cause it. They are experts in holographic technology that they can interface your consciousness into it much like Matrix (Of course there is some illness like Schizophrenia that causes hallucinations). The Greys also want to spread the disinformation that they are from another planet, so they use matrix technology to deceive people. They just live underneath us. They are responsible for the Dancing Sun in Fatima which are UFOs. They used holograms on Smith and Muhammad, etc. creating different religions to cause the surface world to be splitted so we can't be united against them.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sam

    About those beings with blonde hair and blue eyes. They could be either the Hybrids or the Masters or both (what do you think?). Dr. David Jacobs wrote in the book "The Threat " (have you read it?) of many such Hybrids descending from the saucers and raping women in the chapter about "Abusive Hybrid Activities". Anyway. There are really Grey Hybrids. And this shows the Greys are not from other planets because then they would have different genetic history that would make it totally incompatible. Also the Greys if they were really aliens can simply use the concept of Induced pluripotent stem cells to create and manipulate genetics. But what they want is far more than it. Read below as one comment has limited characters only.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. peter

    @sam. Sam is lying about everything. He is trying to shove wrong information down your throat read my comments they are the truth!

    September 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sam

    Peter. It is all public knowledge. Just fry into the UFO books such as David Jacobs "The Threat". Amidst many disinformation is the truth. And the truth is just simple. The Greys are not from other planets but have been with us for very long time. Maybe we have to accept them as like the Mafia or Drug Cartels meaning criminals are part of life in this world and we have to learn to live with them.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. peter


    September 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tech

      PETER IS THE DEFINITION OF A HERB. 2012 is not the end but the new beginning... a revolution WILL take place and our cosmic neighbors will REVEAL them selves to us... a war is coming... we are not the only ones who want to live on earth. TURN OFF THE T.V AND READ....READ.....READ!!!

      October 26, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. bert


    September 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Samm

    Real aliens would only take a few seconds to get all they want from us by getting skin samples and using the concept of induced pluripotent stem cell to create any organs they want from that skin samples. So abductions were not done by real aliens but from these Grey regenerates underneath us who are afraid we can soon overtake them hence made treaty with US.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      One senior Officer has offered to stand before Congress and testify under oath that 59 Species of Aliens visit Earth. They are very clever and do know what you are thinking because they can read your thoughts. At least the small Greys can I don't know much about the rest. They will not harm you so the only thing to be concerned with is the US Government whom did do a deal with Aliens.

      October 21, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nate

    The histories of the Earth are littered with signs of Intelligent Life. I think the biggest single piece of evidence is the Great Pyramid, humans at that time did not build that. I believe the story of Atlantis didn't come out of the blue. The Old Testament speaks of super beings that lived over 700+ years called Nephillim, that their names were Morphed into Giants as translation over time. Nephillim "They who from the Sky Came", Nephila [Aramaic ancient language] Means the Star System of Orion. The 3 Pyramids are lined to true North and South, the are in the layout of Orion. There is the Nazca Lines in Peru I believe where ENTIRE mountain tops were cut off to make flat land. The 1st Chapter of Ezekiel in Old Testament sounds like he's describing something mechanical from an "Angel" or he was tripping on Mushrooms. Sumerian Culture speaks of gods from other worlds, the book of Genesis likely came from them, as they describe a Major Flood etc. They say our creators, created us biologically which they called A' Dam [Ironic?]. This stuff is not made up, Read the books "Chariots of the Gods" and "Genesis Revealed", but just to open up your mind up prior watch the movie Stargate. I'm just afraid the government DOES know but they are hiding the truth for some other major reason's, maybe they don't want us to know of a catastrophe like a biblical flood? Maybe "God" wants to destroy the Earth's people like it has so many times before because it does not like how his Bio Creations have grown? Maybe the Aliens are hostile? Maybe it will crumble all Religion as we know it and there would be widespread chaos? I think it will help mature a lot of people, I don't think sharing this data would be bad for society. Why did "God"s angels have Intercourse with Human women? Why did "God" flood the Earth after the offspring of these unions get too plentiful? Seems rather sadistic.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      Nate, many centuries ago a Pope said "If the people want fables give them fables" all those books you have read are fables and fairytales. Religions around the world are very busy re-writing their holy books and teaching new interpretations to hang on to the masses of illiterates and uneducated to protect their bottom line, the almighty $$. Aliens exist and do visit Earth in their flying things and i know because i met an Alien Grey. You have been lied to by your government and misled by religions because they want the Alien technology and will do and say anything to get it first. The Alien Greys will not harm you and the only thing you should be concerned with is your government and religion for their deception.

      October 21, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Skepticz

    How come its only the Air Force? Have Polaris submariners ever noticed anything funky under the north pole? Could these "craft" be some kind of an unexplained atmospheric epiphenomenon of the nuclear weapons themselves?

    September 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. fatmusicbooster's toys

    Comment by fatmusicbooster 2 minutes ago I just posted a claim be a spiritual meddem who claims that they are channeling a allian with a meesage for man kind. this was brout to my attation by my father X-mialtary who claems he wittness a u.f.o. sighting as well- hence the comment I have is to sewnice's post Here is the allian message.Earth Humanity’s Planetary Awakening & Federation of Light Will Neutralize any Attempted "Negative Alien Invasion" or "Faked E.T. Rapture" - Channeled
    Aug. 29, 2010 http://channelforthemasters dot com/ChanneledMaterial.html

    September 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skepticz

      Pay us another visit when you've adjusted to our atmosphere (or the angel dust wears off).

      September 30, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. sarav

    I say this country should be more concerned about the aliens in it than the ones in the sky......just a thought....

    September 30, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alienspaceshipidentified

    Thats right they are all telling the truth.I have all the video evidence you will ever need at alienspaceshipidentified google search engine.The time is now on this subject.The next president will be a religious republican that will hide the truth more.Obama is the best chance we have had since Harry Truman admitted to flying saucers in 1950 and yes I have the video at my website.I also have video of president Jimmy Carter admitting to seeing a disc shaped object that change colors from red to white to blue.Proving me and these generals 100 percent right.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. theytookourjobs

    I'm from a small town in North Carolina where manufacturing used to be the lifeblood of the community. I believe what these Air Force guys are saying 100%, because I have not only seen UFOs like they describe, I've had my entire life ruined by them. About 15 years ago, these glowing red orbs started showing up sometimes at night. They'd shine a beam of light down into a random factory, for example the first time it happened it was a furniture plant. A witness went inside to see what was going on, the UFO disappeared, and every piece of furniture in the plant was fully assembled! Over the next 5 years it became more and more frequent, until in early 2002 every factory worker in the town was laid off, because the companies just had to put a bunch of parts in their factories every night, and the UFOs would come and assemble everything! I don't know what those aliens' game is, but I know a lot of hard-working Americans in Hickory, NC, who are unemployed because of these so-called "benevolent visitors!"

    September 30, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Skepticz

      I'm sorry about your job, but where can I get this furniture?

      September 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • madaboutshu

      DUDE stop harping about them illegal aliens takin ur job. This is real aliens ya block head.

      September 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      What sort of glue did they use?

      October 21, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
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