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UFOs in the Mainstream Media: Washington Post Science Writer Reveals Her Unfamiliarity with the Facts

UFOs in the Mainstream Media: Washington Post Science Writer Reveals Her Unfamiliarity with the Facts

     Regarding WAPO science writer Sarah Kaplan’s recent review of scientific commentary on the UFO phenomenon, she seems oblivious to a basic maxim: There is a distinct and fundamental difference between merely having an opinion, and having an informed opinion, on any given topic. This holds true for scientists and laypersons alike. Because very, very few scientists have actually studied the UFO phenomenon before holding forth, their pronouncements about it must be viewed for what they really are: Pontification with little or no data to support their dismissive assessments.

By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
8-8-17

Granted, while Kaplan mentions the investigative efforts of astronomer Dr. J. Allen Hynek—whose initial skepticism about UFOs was eventually discarded, after he analyzed a number of genuinely inexplicable sighting reports compiled by the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s—she devotes most of her article to touting the demonstrably uninformed utterances of UFO skeptics such as physicist Enrico Fermi and SETI specialist Jill Tartar.

Perhaps most telling, Kaplan completely ignores (or is unaware of) the published remarks of the late Dr. James McDonald, one of only a handful of physicists who actually engaged in UFO research, who wrote,

“From time to time in the history of science, situations have arisen in which a problem of ultimately enormous importance went begging for adequate attention simply because that problem appeared to involve phenomena so far outside the current bounds of scientific knowledge that it was not even regarded as a legitimate subject of serious scientific concern. That is precisely the situation in which the UFO problem now lies. One of the principal results of my own recent intensive study of the UFO enigma is this: I have become convinced that the scientific community, not only in this country but throughout the world, has been casually ignoring as nonsense a matter of extraordinary scientific importance.”1

—Dr. James E. McDonald
Senior Physicist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Professor of Meteorology, University of Arizona

McDonald was especially unhappy with the initial skepticism exhibited by Dr. Hynek during his tenure as scientific consultant to the USAF’s chief UFO project, Blue Book. After personally reviewing a large quantity of UFO reports held by the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, McDonald wrote, “…There are hundreds of good cases in the Air Force files that should have led to top-level scientific scrutiny of [UFOs] years ago, yet these cases have been swept under the rug in a most disturbing way by Project Blue Book investigators and their consultants.”2

Despite, or perhaps because of, the Air Force’s ongoing attempts to suppress the frequently high-quality data on UFOs it collected, McDonald began to investigate the phenomenon on his own time and at his own expense, while ignoring the very real risk to his scientific reputation.

This diligence paid off and, by 1968, McDonald was widely regarded—although not among his still-dubious peers—as one of the world’s leading scientific experts on UFOs. Consequently, he was invited to address the United States Congress on the subject, during hearings held that year. McDonald’s full statement before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, presented on July 29th, may be found in the U.S. Congressional Record, as well as on the Internet.3

While acknowledging that the overwhelming majority of UFO sightings undoubtedly had prosaic explanations, and that a great many questions about the phenomenon remained unanswered, McDonald succinctly summarized his conclusions regarding the most credible of the unexplained cases: “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.’” 4

Although this was merely an opinion, it was after all an informed opinion on UFOs, something very few other scientists could offer, then or now. Many of McDonald’s published papers, private research notes, and personal letters relating to his investigations of the UFO phenomenon are now accessible at the University of Arizona, providing insight into the cautious reasoning underlying his dramatic conclusions.

While most scientists (and science writers) are quick to dismiss as impossible the idea that UFOs are alien spacecraft, very few of them will ever make the effort to learn whether any evidence exists to suggest otherwise. Instead, they merely continue to assert that, as an idea, it simply does not work.

This self-created impasse was mentioned by McDonald in his oral statement to Congress: “We have tended to ignore [the UFO phenomenon] because we didn’t think it made sense. It definitely defies any explanation, and hence the situation has evolved where we can’t get going because we aren’t already going. The scientific community as a whole won’t take this problem seriously because it doesn’t have scientific data. They want instrumental data. Why don’t they have instrumental data? Because the scientists don’t take it seriously enough to get the scientific data. It is like the 20-year-old who can’t get a job because he lacks experience, and he lacks experience because he hasn’t had a job. In the same way you find the scientist wishing you would give him good hard meter readings and magnetometer traces, and so on. But we don’t have [those data] yet because the collective body of scientists, including myself, have ignored UFOs.” 5

In other words, most scientists reject outright the validity of UFO research, refuse to engage in it, and deliberately ignore the intriguing data compiled by a handful of their more inquisitive, less-biased peers. If this were not enough, despite their profound unfamiliarity with the subject, many of these same intransigent individuals preach about UFOs in the most shameless and presumptuous manner. If they were to apply this same “methodology” to their own research, their colleagues might justifiably consider their conduct incompetent, if not fraudulent. Nevertheless, it is rare to hear a scientist speak knowledgeably about the UFO phenomenon and rarer still to find one who has actually studied it.

1. McDonald, Dr. James E. “Prepared Statement before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics”, July 29, 1968

2. [Tucson, AZ] Daily Citizen, March 1, 1967

3. http://files.ncas.org/ufosymposium/mcdonald.html

4. McDonald, Dr. James E. “Prepared Statement before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics”, July 29, 1968

5. McDonald, Dr. James E. “Oral Statement before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics”, July 29, 1968


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Front Page News in The Washington Post: UFOs Hovered Over Nuclear Missile Sites (Redux)

Front Page News in The Washington Post: UFOs Hovered Over Nuclear Missile Sites

     Unfortunately, the startling story, titled “What Were Those Mysterious Craft?”, was published decades ago, on January 19, 1979. Based on declassified U.S. government documents, the objectively-written article by Ward Sinclair and Art Harris—appearing on Page A1—provided a tantalizing peek at long-suppressed information having national security implications. In contrast, the absurd article the Post ran last week—in response to my UFO-Nukes Connection press conference in Washington D.C. —basically ridiculed the whole idea of UFOs monitoring our missile sites and instead extolled the virtues of free cookies.

By Robert Hastings
www.ufohastings.com
© 10-4-10

Let me explain.

The Washington Post, whose Woodward-Bernstein reporting team toppled the Nixon presidency with its Watergate coverage in the early 1970s, was sent a press release about the UFO-related event two weeks ago. So, who did this iconic newspaper decide to send to the press conference? Why, the in-house jester, Metro columnist John Kelly, who has written about such lofty subjects as horse masseurs, failed sitcoms, and the Oldest Ham in the World. His article began:

“The cookies they serve at press conferences at the National Press Club are the same as the cookies we have in meetings here at The Post. I happen to like these cookies, and so as I cabbed it to the press club Monday I told myself that if the next couple of hours turned out to be a complete bust—if I remained unconvinced by the presentation on how UFOs have been systematically hovering over our country’s nuclear missiles and occasionally disabling them, perhaps as a warning to humankind, perhaps as part of some sort of intergalactic anthropology project—I would at least be able to cadge some tasty baked goods.”

Mind you, the press release I sent out stated that all of the participants at the press conference—most of whom had been vetted by the U.S. Air Force to launch or otherwise work with Weapons of Mass Destruction—would be discussing ongoing UFO incursions at nuclear missile sites or nuclear Weapons Storage Areas (WSAs). According to some of the witnesses, including the event’s co-sponsor, former USAF Captain Robert Salas, on more than one occasion the missiles mysteriously malfunctioned just as security guards were reporting a disc-shaped object silently hovering over them. How such dramatic testimony from six former USAF officers and one former enlisted man could possibly turn out to be a “complete bust” is rather puzzling unless, perhaps, one’s mind was resolutely focused on the aforementioned baked goods.

Let’s see, UFOs hovering over our nuclear weapons sites. Hmmmmm, sounds familiar. Oh yeah, that was the essence of the story the Post ran in 1979, which said, “During two weeks in 1975, a string of U.S. supersensitive missile launch sites and bomber bases were visited by unidentified, low-flying and elusive objects, according to Defense Department reports.” The article went on to report that the unknown aerial craft had been described by eyewitnesses as “brightly-lighted, fast moving vehicles that hovered over nuclear weapons storage areas and evaded all pursuit efforts.”

Ironically, one of the declassified documents featured in the press kit handed out to every journalist at the press conference last week was the very U.S. Air Force report that led to the Post’s 1979 story. Presumably, John Kelly had one of those sitting on his lap during the event. I wonder if he ever thumbed through that, what with that tempting table of cookies located just feet away, vying for his attention.

Regardless, the report in question—released via Freedom of Information Act in 1977—contained numerous NORAD log excerpts that detailed repeated over-flights of ICBM sites at Malmstrom AFB, Montana , by “disc” shaped aerial craft, in early November 1975. The unknown objects were independently observed by several, widely-separated Air Force Security Police teams, tracked on radar, and chased—unsuccessfully—by jet fighters sent up to intercept them.


If this case were not dramatic enough, my own interviews with more than 120 ex-U.S. military personnel over the past 37 years confirm that such incidents occurred, repeatedly, at virtually every nuclear missile base in the country—not to mention a number of strategic bomber bases and nuclear weapons test areas—during the Cold War era and beyond. Most of those interviews may be found in my newly revised and updated book book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, which is available on Amazon.

During last week’s press conference I was confident that these amazing incidents—as revealed by a small cross-section of the ex-USAF witnesses who had experienced them—would startle at least some of the reporters in attendance. I also understood that CNN’s live feed of the proceedings would exponentially increase the number of journalists exposed to the data, thereby significantly enhancing the potential for additional coverage on a global scale. Apparently my optimism was justified: I am pleased to report that the media as a whole—both in the U.S. and around the world—covered the former officers’ statements and declassified documents’ contents objectively and in detail. Indeed, the response to the event at the National Press Club—both published and broadcast—has been nothing short of explosive, resulting in hundreds of articles and news stories, as one will quickly learn by googling the topic. One especially accurate and insightful article, published by CBS News, may be read here.

But will all of this attention be just another flash in the pan? Will the story—of UFOs disabling our nukes—die a quick death as journalists move on to other breaking news? Perhaps this is inevitable. And yet, I sense that a corner may have been turned. If the media will follow-up on its initial, generally-unbiased coverage, then sixty years of governmental secrecy about UFOs might be seriously threatened for the very first time. We’ll see. Regardless, I do know one thing: There is a Pulitzer Prize waiting for some courageous, determined reporter out there who is willing to ignore the ridicule of his/her colleagues, and the stonewalling by the powers-that-be, to pursue this monumental story to its logical conclusion.

When the Big News finally breaks—when some unimpeachable, high-level government insider finally admits on-the-record that UFOs are very real and that those who pilot them, although not from the neighborhood, are nevertheless interested in and probably concerned about our nuclear weapons—humanity’s future will take a dramatic new turn. Once that happens, and it will sooner or later, everything we humans thought we knew about reality will be up for grabs.

But some reporters and columnists will never “get it” until that day arrives. Oh well, at least The Washington Post sent a warm and presumably well-fed body to the press conference. The New York Times, on the other hand, uh, geez, don’t get me started.

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NEW: UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites

UFOs & Nukes - Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites

     Researcher Robert Hastings’ newly revised and updated book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, is now available at Amazon.
PRESS RELEASE
6-9-17

The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents substantiate their revelations.

Over the past four decades, renowned researcher Robert Hastings has interviewed more than 150 of those veterans regarding their involvement in these astounding cases. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C. during which former U.S. Air Force officers described numerous nuclear missiles mysteriously malfunctioning moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos.

That shocking episode, in March 1967, was merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Documented UFO activity occurred at a plutonium processing plant in Washington State as early as January 1945, months prior to the atomic bombings in Japan. Another incident, in October 2010, involved one missile base in Wyoming being unable to communicate with several of its missile launch control capsules just as a huge cigar-shaped craft slowly flew over them.

Significantly, documents smuggled out of Russia in the 1990s confirm that Soviet nukes were also the focus of UFO interest during the Cold War era. On one occasion, in October 1982, a number of missiles temporarily activated for launch, as terrified officers attempted to disrupt the unauthorized count-down. After 15 seconds, the anomaly terminated and the equipment returned to standby status. While this was taking place, an enormous disc silently hovered over the base.

In short, the evidence presented in UFOs and Nukes makes clear that humans’ deadliest weapons have been, since their development and use during World War II, under intense scrutiny by still-unidentified observers possessing tremendously advanced technology.

Given these disclosures, it seems evident that the UFO-Nukes Connection is highly significant and perhaps even the key reason these mysterious aerial craft have appeared in our skies over the past seven decades.

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The UFOs and Nukes Book (Second Edition—Revised and Updated) Available at Amazon

UFOs & Nukes - Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites

     Researcher Robert Hastings’ newly revised and updated book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites,is now available at Amazon.
PRESS RELEASE
5-13-17

The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents substantiate their revelations.

Over the past four decades, renowned researcher Robert Hastings has interviewed more than 150 of those veterans regarding their involvement in these astounding cases. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C. during which former U.S. Air Force officers described numerous nuclear missiles mysteriously malfunctioning moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos.

That shocking episode, in March 1967, was merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Documented UFO activity occurred at a plutonium processing plant in Washington State as early as January 1945, months prior to the atomic bombings in Japan. Another incident, in October 2010, involved one missile base in Wyoming being unable to communicate with several of its missile launch control capsules just as a huge cigar-shaped craft slowly flew over them.

Significantly, documents smuggled out of Russia in the 1990s confirm that Soviet nukes were also the focus of UFO interest during the Cold War era. On one occasion, in October 1982, a number of missiles temporarily activated for launch, as terrified officers attempted to disrupt the unauthorized count-down. After 15 seconds, the anomaly terminated and the equipment returned to standby status. While this was taking place, an enormous disc silently hovered over the base.

In short, the evidence presented in UFOs and Nukes makes clear that humans’ deadliest weapons have been, since their development and use during World War II, under intense scrutiny by still-unidentified observers possessing tremendously advanced technology.

Given these disclosures, it seems evident that the UFO-Nukes Connection is highly significant and perhaps even the key reason these mysterious aerial craft have appeared in our skies over the past seven decades.

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UFOs and Nukes Documentary Now Available On Amazon Prime

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed

     My award-winning documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, may now be found at Amazon and Amazon Prime. Reviews over the past year have been very favorable. Steve Mera, Phenomena Magazine Director, wrote, “I’ve seen countless UFO documentaries from all over the world, however I must say that UFOs and Nukes is the most significant documentary on the subject I’ve ever seen! An alarming truth that must be heard!” Gary Heseltine, editor of the UFO Truth e-zine, echoed this sentiment, calling it “The best UFO documentary I’ve ever seen.” Frederik Uldall, director of the

By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
4-6-17

Exopolitics Denmark group, wrote that the film is “Absolutely brilliant! Definitely one of the top five UFO documentaries of all time.”

The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents expose a longstanding, widespread, and ongoing situation.

Indeed, it is now known that in January 1945, seven months prior to the atomic bombings in Japan, U.S. Navy pilots unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a “ball of fire” that had hovered over the Hanford plutonium processing plant in Washington State on three different nights, all of the intrusions confirmed by radar. And, as recently as October 2010, U.S. Air Force nuclear missile technicians reported observing a huge, cigar-shaped craft maneuvering over portions of the F.E. Warren AFB nuclear missile field, in western Nebraska, just as the base inexplicably lost the ability to communicate with five of its underground launch control capsules.

During the Cold War era, incidents such as these were, from the Pentagon’s point of view, distressingly frequent. Over the past four decades, I have interviewed more than 150 Air Force veterans—ICBM launch, targeting, and maintenance personnel, as well as missile security guards—who report their involvement in one case or another. Without exception, those individuals state that they had been told by their superiors, or by Air Force intelligence officers, that the UFO activity they witnessed was highly classified and, therefore, never to be discussed, even among themselves. Consequently, none of them had gone public with their accounts until they spoke with me. What they have to say in the film will amaze and perhaps shock you.

The SECOND EDITION of my book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, will be available at all Amazon sites in May 2017.

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UFOs and Nukes Book: Second Edition Available at Amazon in April 2017



UFOs and Nukes Book: Second Edition Available at Amazon in April 2017

     Robert Hastings’ acclaimed book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, has been updated and will soon be available in soft cover and e-book format at Amazon.com and Amazon Europe.
By The UFO Chronicles
3-9-17

The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents affirm their assertions.

Over the past four decades, noted researcher Robert Hastings has interviewed more than 150 of those veterans regarding their involvement in one case or another. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C. during which former U.S. Air Force missileers described multiple ICBMs mysteriously malfunctioning moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos.

These shocking encounters are merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Documents and witness testimony confirm UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites as early as January 1945, months prior to the atomic bombings in Japan, and as recently as August 2013, near missile silos in Montana. Further, documents smuggled out of Russia in the early 1990s reveal UFO incursions at Soviet ICBM sites during the Cold War era.

Given these disclosures, it becomes clear that the UFO-Nukes Connection is highly significant and perhaps even the key reason these mysterious aerial craft have appeared in our skies over the past seven decades. UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, explores this intriguing, tremendously important saga in intricate, documented detail.

(Hastings award-winning documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, is currently available at Vimeo On Demand).

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UFOs and Nukes Connection Examined in New Film (Redux)



     When CNN live-streamed my UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C., on September 27, 2010, I assumed—far too optimistically as it turned out—that the mainstream media would react with sustained interest and finally begin to ask hard questions of less-than-candid government officials. After all, the seven U.S. Air Force veterans who participated in the event had just divulged still-classified information about UFOs shutting down large numbers of nuclear missiles, hovering over nuclear bomb storage bunkers, monitoring still-unfinished ICBM silos, and other incredible incidents during the Cold War era.

By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
4-16-16

The press conference was the culmination of years of investigation into such events that I had begun in earnest in 1973, when I started interviewing U.S. military veterans regarding their involvement in cases where UFOs had demonstrated an obvious interest in nuclear weapons sites.

By 1981, it was clear to me that the situation was very real and ongoing and, I concluded, needed as much exposure as possible. Consequently, I went out on the college lecture circuit to attempt to inform the American public, as best as possible, about the dramatic developments that had been kept from them for decades.

UFOs and Nukes Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons SitesIn addition to my speaking engagements, my 600-page book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, published in 2008, has gradually captured an ever-larger, worldwide following over time.

Nevertheless, it seemed to me, the largest possible audience would be generated by producing and distributing a documentary film that presented the hidden history of nuclear weapons-related UFO activity in a fast-paced, visually-engaging manner, hence the creation of my documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, which is now available at Vimeo On Demand.

While the film has only just been made accessible, initial reviews are very favorable. Gary Heseltine, editor of the UFO Truth e-zine, called it “The best UFO documentary I’ve ever seen.” Frederik Uldall, of the Exopolitics Denmark group, wrote that the film is “Absolutely brilliant! Definitely one of the top five UFO documentaries of all time.”

So, dear reader, are you tired of the many Fluff-and-Bullshit UFO programs offered up on commercial television these days? Me too, which is why I made my own film. Check it out—you won’t be disappointed. Rent or buy it here.

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UFO Moving at Incredible Speed Tracked By Radar | New Rendlesham Case Video

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UFO Moving at Incredible Speed Tracked By Radar | New Rendlesham Case Video
The now-retired controllers say they tracked a bona fide UFO that covered 120 miles in eight seconds, or two sweeps of their radar beam!

     The two U.S. Air Force air traffic controllers who were working in the RAF Bentwaters base tower in late December 1980—during the series of incidents collectively known as the Rendlesham Forest UFO Case—have finally discussed their long-held secret on camera.

Ike Barker and Jim Carey first spoke to me in 2007, allowing me to record their revelations on audio tape. But their dramatic, game-changing testimony is now available on video, in an interview appearing in my new documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, excerpted here:

Robert Hastings
By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
10-21-16

The now-retired controllers say they tracked a bona fide UFO that covered 120 miles in eight seconds, or two sweeps of their radar beam! If that were not stunning enough, Carey says the object also made an instantaneous right-angle turn as it left the vicinity. For his part, Barker says he actually saw the amazing interloper as it briefly hovered near the air traffic control tower, describing it as an orange sphere with a series of portholes positioned around its center.

Airtraffic Controllers Track UFO on Radar

Both controllers are emphatic: This was an intelligently-controlled craft whose capabilities far surpassed any current human technology. Significantly, the incident occurred the same night that USAF Lt. Col. Charles Halt—the Deputy Base Commander at Bentwaters—was leading a small group of Security Policemen through nearby Rendlesham Forest, to investigate strange lights that had been reported there. At one point, Halt described seeing an object resembling an eyeball moving through the trees, dripping a molten-metal-like substance.

UFO Moving Through The Trees at Rendlesham Forest

Skeptics have always dismissed this “UFO sighting” as a misreported observation of the sweeping beam from the nearby Orford Ness lighthouse—despite the fact that Col. Halt has repeatedly said, as early as 1997, that the lighthouse beam was also visible during the incident, but located some 30-degrees away from the strange glowing object.

According to Halt, the eyeball eventually “exploded” and released five smaller disc-shaped craft that raced away in different directions, something confirmed by USAF Security Policeman Rick Bobo, who saw the spectacle at a distance, from the guard tower at the Bentwaters nuclear Weapons Storage Area (WSA).

After awhile, Halt says, three disc-shaped craft higher in the sky were observed doing grid search-like maneuvers. One of them approached his team, hovered above it, and directed a laser-like beam at their feet. After a few seconds, the beam clicked off and the object moved away, in the direction of the WSA. Seconds later, Halt heard excited radio chatter from guards posted at the facility, indicating that beams from the UFO were falling on or near the tactical nuclear bomb storage bunkers!

Beams from the UFO Were Falling On Nuclear Bomb Storage Bunkers

It should be noted that the late Georgina Bruni, while researching the Rendlesham Forest UFO incidents, interviewed a former British military radar operator at RAF Watton, Nigel Kerr, who admitted that an anomalous aerial object had briefly appeared on his screen—for three or four sweeps—the night that Lt. Col. Halt and his team were in the woods.

Now that the USAF air traffic controllers’ extensive, detailed testimony is also on the record, we can confidently assert that at least one genuine UFO—a high-velocity, maneuvering, hovering, spherical-shaped craft exhibiting advanced technology—was in the vicinity during the period that Halt described seeing multiple UFOs in the sky.

Nevertheless, questions remain: Why was only one UFO tracked on radar—both at Bentwaters and Watton—when multiple objects were sighted by USAF personnel on the ground? Were all but one of the craft operating in a
UFOs and Nukes Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites
Stealth-like mode? Or does this discrepancy relate to a given object’s altitude, with most of the UFOs maneuvering beneath the radars’ lower detectability-limit? And why did some observers (Halt and his team) observe discs while others (controller Ike Barker and one guard at the WSA, Charlie Waters) report spherical craft?

Regardless, the relevant facts—including a detailed summary of the stunning incident at the WSA—are discussed in my video. Additionally, a far more comprehensive assessment of the entire Rendlesham Forest Case is featured in my book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, available only at my website.

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The UFOs and Nukes Film is Gaia TV’s “Most Popular in Seeking Truth” Video

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed
The film presents declassified U.S. government documents and on-camera military witness testimony confirming longstanding and ongoing UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons sites.

     My recently-released documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, was licensed by Gaia TV in late July and is now available to the network’s Video On Demand subscribers. As of this date, it is the highest rated video in Gaia’s “Seeking Truth” category.

One viewer commented, “Wow!! Great job by Robert Hastings in this documentary. Thanks for introducing new facts and different angles on some well known and not so well known cases. Tons of indisputable evidence in this one.”


By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
9-29-16

The film presents declassified U.S. government documents and on-camera military witness testimony confirming longstanding and ongoing UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons sites. Since 1973, I have interviewed more than 150 U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy veterans regarding their involvement in still-classified incidents at ICBM deployment sites, weapons storage areas and test ranges.

According to key ICBM launch and targeting personnel—Air Force Captains Robert Salas, Robert Jamison and David Schindele—nuclear missiles in their underground silos sometimes malfunctioned when a UFO briefly hovered above them. Another veteran—Air Force photographic specialist Lieutenant Robert Jacobs—inadvertently filmed a domed-disc UFO using beams of light to disable a dummy nuclear warhead in flight during one missile test, something confirmed by Maj. Florenze Mansmann, who analyzed the film frame-by-frame.

Given the veterans’ dramatic testimony, which is often supported by publicly-available documents, it becomes clear that unknown observers piloting tremendously advanced aerial craft have monitored and even tampered with humans’ deadliest weapons for decades. Indeed, Soviet Army documents presented in the film confirm that the Russians also endured UFO-related disruptions of their missile systems.

Obviously, these revelations are tremendously important and people worldwide should be made aware of them. If you are a Gaia TV subscriber, please watch the film. If not, you can still rent or buy it at Vimeo On Demand. Additionally, CNN’s video of my livestreamed 2010 press conference and several articles relating to the UFO-Nukes Connection are available at www.ufohastings.com.

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“UFOs and Nukes” Documentary Critiqued By Skeptic Tim Hebert: Now the Filmmaker Responds

“UFOs and Nukes” Documentary Critiqued By Skeptic Tim Hebert: Now the Filmmaker Responds

     A few days ago, I wrote an article in which I expressed surprise that none of my critics had publicly commented on my documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, which has been available at Vimeo On Demand since April.

UFOs and Nukes Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons SitesA search of the Internet reveals the extent to which some debunkers have attacked me over the years, following the 2008 publication of my book UFOs and Nukes, in which I present dozens of incidents involving UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites, as reported in declassified files and military witness testimony. Consequently, I was expecting more of the same once the film was released.

Robert Hastings
By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
9-16-16

Shortly after my article appeared online, one of those skeptics, Tim Hebert, wrote a critique which, not surprisingly, contains a number of factual errors, convenient omissions and other misrepresentations.

For example, he writes, “There is little to no information offered to the viewer that numerous pages of documents are available that tell an entire different story, or when the highlighted document segments are shown in context to the full document itself, a different interpretation takes shape that has nothing to do with UFOs.”

This is wishful thinking on Hebert’s part. There are hundreds of declassified U.S. government files concerning UFO incursions at ICBM sites, weapons storage facilities, bomb and missile test ranges, and other nukes-related sites. The film presents excerpts from 16 of those documents—made public by the U.S. Air Force, FBI and CIA in response to FOIA requests—15 of which explicitly and entirely concern UFO activity at nuclear weapons locations. Additionally, two Soviet Army documents, smuggled out of Russia, detail UFO incidents at that country’s ICBM sites or nukes storage facilities.

The one American document that does not openly mention UFO activity is a military teletype message, known as a TWX, sent from Malmstrom AFB, Montana in March 1967, concerning the mysterious full-flight shutdown of ten Minuteman ICBMs at Echo Flight. Because the message was only the initial report of an event, prior to any investigation of it, no mention of UFOs is made.

However, two U.S. Air Force veterans—Col. Walter Figel and TSgt. Henry Barlow—have stated for the record that a UFO was reported near one of the missiles moments before all ten dropped-off alert status. Both men appear in the film—the former on audio tape—and make startling admissions.

Figel confirms that a missile security guard had called him in the Echo Launch Control Capsule to report “a large, round object” hovering directly over one of the ICBMs. Further, during my lengthy interview with him—not shown in the film—Figel stated that he had sent out two Security Alert Teams to investigate, one of which confirmed the presence of the UFO. Figel also revealed that he and his missile commander, Captain Eric Carlson, were later debriefed back at Malmstrom by “everybody and his brother” and ordered not to talk about the incident.

Figel’s first taped telephone interview with me, recorded in 2008, may be heard in its entirety. It should be noted that the colonel has never disputed the accuracy of the recording or asked me to remove it from my website. Two other telephone interviews with Figel, taped in 2009 and 2010, are also available.

Tim Hebert and Eric Carlson’s son, James, have repeatedly denied or misrepresented Figel’s comments to me. Unfortunately for them, I have our conversations on tape. The reader may listen to them and judge for him/herself the nature and importance of Figel’s candid remarks.

The other veteran who discusses the Echo Flight incident in the film, former Electro-Mechanical Technician Henry Barlow, was involved in bringing up some of the stricken missiles. On the way to the first ICBM silo, he and his team member were told by radio to keep their eyes open “because UFO activity had been reported in the area”. Barlow was later told that a disc-shaped UFO had been spotted hovering over the missile designated Echo-2 just before the full-flight shutdown occurred.

In any case, Hebert’s characterization of the documents presented in the film—which he claims are misleading because they are either not pertinent or are taken out of context—is simply inaccurate. One may go to my website’s Documents page and leisurely read several of the declassified files that, of necessity, only briefly appear in the documentary.

Robert Kaminski
Robert Kaminski

Also presented in the film are confirmatory revelations about the Echo Flight incident by the Boeing engineer who investigated it, Robert Kaminski, who has written (see below) that his team could find no known technical explanation for the missile shutdown and further mentions that a Boeing-Air Force liaison later informed him that Air Force personnel had categorized the incident as “a UFO event”.

Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (1) 2-1-1997 Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (2) 2-1-1997 Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (3) 2-1-1997 Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (4) 2-1-1997
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Further confirmation in the film comes from retired Lt. Col. Dwynne Arneson, who was the Officer-In-Charge of the 28th Air Division’s Communications Center at Malmstrom at the time of the incident. Speaking at my 2010 press conference in Washington D.C., Arneson told the media that he had once read another classified TWX, in March 1967, which unequivocally stated that “a UFO had shut down several missile silos in Montana”.

In short, the one document in the film that does not mention UFOs per se, only an alarming full-flight missile shutdown event, nevertheless has multiple, credible witnesses confirming that the incident mentioned in it was indeed UFO-related. Not surprisingly, Hebert fails to mention any of this in his critique—while at the same time accusing me of being unfairly selective when presenting my evidence.

Hebert has long referred to the claim that UFOs are interested in our nukes as “Hastings’ theory”. Actually, I’m only reporting on what has been said by high-level government officials and hundreds of military eyewitnesses. For example, in the film I present a CIA memorandum from December 2, 1952, in which the Assistant Director of the agency’s Office of Scientific Intelligence, Dr. H. Marshall Chadwell, writes, “Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and travelling at high speeds in the vicinity of major U.S. defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles.”

Other declassified CIA, FBI and USAF documents confirm that UFOs had been sighted at Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Savannah River—all nuclear weapons facilities—during the seven-month period preceding Chadwell’s statement. Indeed, as mentioned in the film, USAF Project Blue Book chief, Captain Edward Ruppelt, once referred to the “ominous correlation” between UFO sightings and atomic bomb production, testing and deployment sites.

Hebert complains that the military witness interviews in the film are too short. Well, if the documentary were three hours long, instead of its current 48-minute length, all of the full-length interviews with the veterans would have been presented, instead of the brief snippets that appear in it. However, anyone buying the documentary at Vimeo also gains access to extended interviews with six of the former USAF missileers. (It cost the film’s producer, Jared Tarbell, several thousand dollars to fly those witnesses to Albuquerque, and put them up in hotels, during the extended interview process.)

Hebert also writes, “[Hastings claims] ICBM launch officers are contacted by above ground security personnel and told of UFO sightings. The officers themselves see nothing (they’re 60 to 100 feet underground) but the security personnel are treated to bizarre aerial performances that are not of this world. Where are the on camera testimonies from those security personnel?”

Actually, I have dozens of USAF missile security policemen on audiotape, describing in great detail the dramatic aerial displays they had witnessed at one base or another. Those verbatim testimonies appear in my book and in several articles at my website. When deciding which veterans to re-interview on video, given the high cost involved, I concluded that the missile launch and targeting officers offered the most comprehensive summaries of the UFO events at their missile flights and, therefore, included those individuals in the film.

I suppose I could go on here but there’s really no point. Those who strongly believe that I am full of shit probably won’t utilize even one of the many links provided in this rebuttal, while those who know that I document my public statements about nukes-related UFO activity, as best as possible, have already read or viewed many of the items I have posted over the years. Regardless, one may view my documentary film here.

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