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. Leon

    @ASSASSINews Why do we humans study ants or plant life or bacteria? Why are we searching for basic life elsewhere in the universe? Come on man, you're the one being stupid.

    "Let's put aside that stellar distances are unimaginably massive and untravelable. It would take some seriously advanced creatures to even detect we are around, let alone visit the planet. And even if some advanced life forms were to develop some means of efficient space travel, what possible interest would they have in us or our planet? Why would they waste the fuel and resources to visit a technologically inferior species? Why would they have any need or interest in nuclear weaponry? If they have conquered the colossal obstacle of efficient space travel, I'm fairly certain they've figured out nuclear fusion. It's the equivalent of us being interested in harnessing termite technology from Mars. It's completely absurd.

    But alas, our Air Force officials believe that aliens have visited Earth and are interested in our nuclear weapons. It pains me to know that stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid people guard our country."

    October 8, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. i believe

    When I was ten years old I saw a UFO. It was a warm summer night and I was allowed to stay up with my Dad to watch Johnny Carson. We had the windows open in the den, when Dad noticed lights coming from the wooded area across the road from our home. He told me to come look. I do no know if it was from outer space, another country, or our own national defense, but I do know I saw a long perhaps oval shaped object, lit from within, hovering at a low height, just over the tree tops. It made no noise, we could see no passengers. As a ten year old it reminded me of a school bus, the multiple windows and the length of the object. I can't say if an alien spacecraft or a secret project, but I can say I saw it. My Dad made me promise not to tell anyone what we saw, for fear of ridicule.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • muhrvis

      I have news. EVERYONE saw a UFO when they were ten years old... You saw a UFO because you were a child with a vivid imagination. Take a number.

      October 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tad

    Hete is a link to C-Span video that is very difficult to explain...

    October 8, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. muhrvis

    We're a bunch of morons - no one with advanced intelligence of the kind described would have the least interest in our ridiculous and embarrassing behavior, except as one looks at a hill of ants and feels sorry for them.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. muhrvis

    Some of you seem to believe we were created by aliens. Others seem to believe that aliens capable of interstellar travel are are concerned about nuclear power. Still others seem to think that aliens are worried about our future. In any case, it is irrelevant. We have no power over such aliens, or any ability to get them to respond to us, if they exist. Our lives are the same regardless of some hypothetical alien race. What difference does it make?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hes

    check this out

    The above is interesting take of the UFO situation, it appears the hybrids the aliens were creating back in the 1960s are adults now and already integrating into society as witnessed by so many. The aliens came from a dying world and want to live here with us. They are of insectoid based lifeforms. Note only aliens with problems would come to earth and we exactly have this situation. This occurs whenver a planet goes nuclear capable & has possibility of self destruction. Aliens with problems/issues can intervene and it is a free for all planet for any race. Comment?

    October 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      before the sixties. More likely the forties or even before that. The crash in Roswell was our first awareness that we were not alone.

      October 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hes

    Also see this interview of the details of the integration of the alien hybrids with us:

    October 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hes

    At that time, Roswell was site of the first nuclear strike air force in the world. So it is conceivable that aliens can get there to test our defence and offense capability. The crash may or may not be real... could be a decoy or misinformation. The fact that is occuring now is that government have been tracking abductees abducted by aliens and adult alien hybrids have been seen working as well as having infiltrated the military with their superior neural capability. Our future is not exactly good.

    October 28, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. flavorblade

    The Centechian clones (greys) are on Mars. They are no longer stage 2 or 3 star travelers. They are stage one like us. Meaning they have the capability to fly manned flights within the solar system. They use anti-gravity magnets. The military works with them. The reptializn thing is a straight myth. There are beings that fit the phsyical profile but are not a threat to us.

    October 29, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. amzon

    Hi, this CNN news occured on September 27.. do people who still read this blog now (a month later) access it from the bookmark/url saved or is this blog topic listed somewhere? What's a good UFO forum where we can continue these interesting discussions?

    October 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jp

    It's interesting to me that because they temporarily disabled our nucs that must mean they were sending us a message... Don't you think completely deactivating them would be a better message? Or more likely (if this is even valid, which I don't necessarily believe...) Think of this. If you were breaking into a house to look around and could turn off the security system til you were done looking... wouldn't you? Message... heh. they didn't want to risk being nuc'd themselves. Whoever they were.

    October 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. W L Jones

    The Alien can deciper our language but can they speak it is another subject.

    October 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CurlyC

    The truth is out there!

    October 31, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tory

    It's not like sitings of these kind of things are new. Sitings like this have been going on all throughout history, especially around technology based structures, so I have no reason to disbelieve that UFOs have been monitoring missile silos. And lets hope that the "tampering" they have been doing is shutting off the missiles so that they aren't a threat to anyone.

    October 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. hes

    The aliens didn't come to study us and then leave. They came to live with us. Abductees are instructed to train the alien hybrids how to act properly in society such as walking with them at malls or public places. The hybrids have such poor emotional intelligence.. this is the reasons the women are taken multiple times so as to rear and teach the hybrids which the insectoid based lifeform being of hived mind nature couldn't master. Anyway. The aliens planning to live amongst us is the reason they want to make sure we won't nuke our planet because they need the environment due to them losing theirs.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
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