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UFO Fired Upon As It Hovered Over Nuclear Bomb Storage Facility, Says Former USAF Security Policeman

UFO Fired Upon As It Hovered Over Nuclear Bomb Storage Facility

     Over the past four decades, I have interviewed more than 160 U.S. Air Force veterans regarding their involvement in UFO incidents at nuclear weapons sites. An overview of the key cases is presented in my documentary film; a more comprehensive summary of the UFO-Nukes Connection may be found in my book. CNN’s live-streamed coverage of my September 2010 press conference may be viewed here:

By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
11-30-17

In the early 1970s, Michael D. Jenkins was a member of the 96th Security Police Squadron (SPS), located at Dyess AFB, Texas. At that time, the base was home to the 96th Bombardment Wing, composed of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers. The nukes were stockpiled at the Weapons Storage Area (WSA), operated by the 96th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (MMS).

Jenkins recently told me,

In 1973, I was a Sergeant (E-4) and worked at the Secondary Central Security Control facility in the munitions maintenance area. I think this happened in October. I was standing on the 3rd Floor balcony of the SPS barracks, talking to a buddy, when I noticed a vehicle with yellowish flashing lights speeding down the access road from the Headquarters area. One light meant it was the Assistant Base Commander for Operations; two lights meant it was the Base Commander. The vehicle had two lights flashing.

Moments later I saw a Security Alert Team vehicle, designated SAT-2, racing toward our location. Suddenly, a klaxon went off in the building, notifying us of a recall to the Central Security Control (CSC) facility. We went to our rooms and quickly got dressed. The Chief Master Sergeant came over the intercom speaker, telling us to ready ourselves and to board the ton-and-a-half truck waiting outside the barracks.

While enroute to the CSC, which was located near the flight line, we noticed that the MMS area seemed brighter than usual. The igloo bunkers that house the weapons are surrounded by ballpark-type lights, which are really bright, but the glow we saw was much brighter. I just assumed that it was caused by the moon rising over the horizon.

Upon arrival, we were ordered to draw weapons from the armory and to get in line for our order assignments. I was given SAT-3 which always patrolled the western perimeter of the base, near the C-130 Transport practice runway. While we were on patrol, we kept our radio open loud to catch orders from CSC and heard that they had sent 12 cops armed with M-16s out to the MMS area.

We also heard the three dog (K-9) teams that normally patrolled the MMS perimeter reporting that the dogs were afraid and acting up. CSC was worried they would turn on their handlers and ordered them to be withdrawn from the area.

Also, we heard that a C-130 was on approach to the base and had been ordered by CSC to do a fly-by of the MMS area to get a look at it from the air. The CSC microphone was open and we could hear this in the background chatter.

We listened to all of this—the cops with M-16s being dispatched, the problem with the dogs, the C-130 being diverted—via the radio in the truck, as 2nd CSC and Main CSC talked back and forth.

The next thing we heard was an order to fire on some kind of object that was hovering over the [weapons igloos]. The order to ‘move it out of the area’ came from Strategic Air Command Headquarters at Offutt AFB. Seconds later, as we sat in our vehicle with the windows down, we could hear gunfire across the base. At that moment, we saw a streak of bluish-white light moving at high speed towards the southwest. It was the UFO getting out of there! It passed right over the end of the runway.

After about three hours of continuous patrolling we were ordered to come in via CSC. When we arrived there, we were ordered to stand-by in the inspection room for further orders. While we waited, we talked with the guys who had shot at the UFO, asking them about what they saw. They seemed scared. One of the other sergeants said that he had never believed in flying saucers but now he did. Another person described it to me as a large ball of light that hovered about 150 to 200 feet above the igloos.

After 20 minutes waiting, we were called to attention by an officer and told that if anyone were to ask about this incident we were to refer them to the Base Information Officer. We were to tell no one about what happened this night, under penalty of court-martial.

One of the sergeants in the CSC room spoke up and told the officers present that the UFO had leaked something as it moved out across the base. We later found out it was like the ‘angel hair’ that you put on Christmas trees. It created a trail from the MMS area all the way across the base to the southwest perimeter, past the southern runway in the C-130 practice area.

The next day, I was assigned to the Primary CSC area with four hours sleep. A teletype message was given to me to take to our commanding officer; the envelope was marked CLASSIFIED but not sealed. I was cleared for Top Secret messages, so I snuck a peek as I walked it to the major’s office. I don’t remember his name. Basically the message said that the Texas Department of Public Safety had taken samples of the angel hair to their lab and that the State of Texas would advise the Air Force regarding their findings.

The angel hair hung around on the area ropes and buildings for three days. On the third day it rained and the material dissolved, completely disappearing. The day after that, I again served my shift at CSC and another teletype came in, only this one was TOP SECRET. Again the envelope was not sealed. The message read something like, ‘After full chemical analysis it is the opinion of this lab that the substance is not of this world’ or words to that effect.

I was discharged from the Air Force in 1974. I said nothing about this incident until 1977, when I contacted the Center for UFO Studies. They never did anything with my tip. In 2015, I sent this information to MUFON. Again, nothing was done with it as far as I know. That’s why I’m writing to you.

I asked Jenkins to send me his DD214 military service record, to confirm his former status as an Air Force Security Policeman assigned to the 96th SPS; he readily complied. He also provided me with the names of a few other persons who were involved in the incident and I will attempt to locate them.

This report is only one of many involving UFOs maneuvering above USAF nuclear Weapons Storage Areas. Documented incidents occurred at Manzano Base, New Mexico and Killeen Base, Texas in 1949; at Loring AFB, Maine and Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan in 1975; and at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico and the RAF Bentwaters base, in the UK, in 1980.

The so-called “angel hair” mentioned by Jenkins is a well-known if infrequently reported feature in some UFO sighting cases. One example may be found here.

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UFOs Took Control of ICBMs, says Retired USAF Missile Security Supervisor

UFOs Took Control of ICBMs

     Since 1973, I have interviewed more than 160 former or retired U.S. Air Force personnel regarding incidents involving UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites. Seven of those individuals participated in my September 27, 2010 press conference in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live.

By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
11-3-17

Retired USAF Technical Sergeant Thomas E. Johnson recently emailed me and said:

I was a Flight Security Supervisor (FSS) for the Minuteman missiles at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, from May 1973 until December 1978. We had an incident around 1977, when strange lights took over our missiles. You may already have this data, so I won’t go into it deeper. I just wanted to confirm that these incidents were happening.

I responded to Mr. Johnson, asking him to send me his DD214 military service record and further requesting to speak with him on the phone; he readily agreed to both. Over the course of a half-hour, he told me:

As an FSS, I would travel to all of the missile sites under my supervision, to conduct inspections and engage in other security-related activities. One night, in 1977 I believe, I was approaching the Golf-0 Launch Control Facility (LCF) around midnight, when I heard on the radio that they were dispatching a Security Alert Team (SAT) to investigate a Situation-4, which is the possible penetration of a launch facility (LF). I don’t remember which one but alarms had gone off there and the team was being sent to check it out. Alarms were common, for one reason or another. A bird could fly through the fenced area and the on-site radar would activate an alarm. So I wasn’t too concerned by the report.

Anyway, as I got to the LCF, the SAT team was just leaving and opened the gate for me. I then spoke with the Golf Flight Security Controller and we listened to the team calling in their reports as they neared the missile site.

They were seeing unidentified lights in the sky some distance ahead of them. Some appeared reddish in color. They kept jumping around the sky; one minute they’d be hovering at one location but, suddenly, they’d rapidly move to another spot. Really, really fast, according to the team leader. Other times, a light would blink out at one location, then another light would blink on in another spot, but the SAT team couldn’t tell whether it was two different objects or the same object jumping from one location to another. The sky was clear with no clouds, but I’m not sure whether the moon was out that night.

Now, I wasn’t too surprised when I heard the reports of lights near the launch facility. We [security personnel] had already been briefed, two or three times in previous months, about unidentified helicopters that had been intruding above missile sites at other [Strategic Air Command] bases. Those briefings were like regular Commander’s Calls, but were conducted by Office of Special Investigations agents. As you know, OSI is like the Air Force’s FBI.

But as I listened to the SAT team on the radio that night, what they were describing sure didn’t sound like helicopters. There was no noise associated with the lights and the rapid jumping around the sky, in the blink of an eye, was definitely not something helicopters could do.

A short time later, one of the missile launch officers at Golf—a young lieutenant—told us that they had lost control of the missiles right when the lights appeared over the sites. I’m not sure if he meant all of Golf Flight—which would be 10 missiles—or only some of them.

I asked Johnson what he meant by “lost control”. He replied, “The officer said that they couldn’t communicate with the sites. The Golf Launch Control Facility could not have launched their missiles if they had been ordered to do so. Several days later maintenance teams were in the field, supposedly changing the targeting codes in the missiles. At least that’s what we were told.”

This last statement suggests that the Golf Flight missiles’ guidance systems may have been affected by the UFOs. In other such incidents in the 1970s, at other SAC bases, the ICBMs’ targeting codes were found to have been mysteriously altered or erased, according to veterans interviewed by myself and other researchers. In other words, if the missiles had been launched in time of war, they would have been unable to hit their designated targets in the Soviet Union.



I asked Johnson if he had been debriefed following the incident. He said he had not been and, as far as he knew, neither had the SAT team members. If that were true, it would be a departure from the normal response protocol described to me by other USAF security police veterans who apparently had to endure extensive debriefings following UFO incidents at ICBM sites.

For a detailed summary of some of the other cases, please view the video of the press conference above, or read my book, or watch my documentary film. Declassified U.S. government documents concerning UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites are also available at my website.

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UFO Hacked Nuclear Codes

UFO Hacked Nuclear Codes

     Russia and the United States were on the verge of a nuclear war because of the UFO attack on secret military bases on which strategic missiles went on alert.
By zhizn.ru
(rough translation)
6-16-2010

Sensational documents and evidence of participants in the events confirm that the Soviet military base in Belokorovichy and the US Air Force Base in Minot were attacked by aliens from outer space. While UFOs were hovering over missile launch sites, in just a few seconds, the security codes for the launch systems of nuclear missiles were cracked, almost unleashing the third world war.

Journalists of “Life” found unique documents about this state of emergency and found eyewitnesses of an alien attack.

For the 20-year-old radio operator of the 50th missile division of the Strategic Missile Force of the Carpathian Military District, Vladimir Matveev, October 4, 1982, was the day he remembered for life. In the evening he and a thousand more soldiers and officers witnessed how a UFO for almost an hour hung over the mines in which the R-12 missiles are located.

– It was incredible – about one and a half kilometers from us hung a huge saucer in the shape of an ellipse, “the former rocket launcher tells the “Life” with excitement. – The size of the UFO was shocking – it was as big as a five-story house! The saucer flashed lights that were barely noticeable. The guys at this time were going to dinner, and everyone saw it! The UFO continued to hover, slowly shifting to the left, as if drifting. One officer tried to approach it closer by car. It did not work out – the UFO flew over the car. At that time, all missile systems suddenly crashed. All equipment, units that were automatically receiving signals, wrote absolute silence on the tape-and this should not happen! After all, even space produces sounds. We were told that everything was burned down!

Report

In his report, Major Mikhail Katsman, in charge of automated control systems, reported that computer technology and security systems had brought out a sudden powerful pulse. He wrote that at the same time all the boards for the missile launching systems for strategic purposes were lit.

“I was witness of all these events and saw the UFO, but I do not have the right to tell what happened to the secret equipment – I signed a on non-disclosure document of state secrets,” Yury Zolotukhin, the former head of the CSBUiS, told the journalist Zhizni.

About what happened in the underground bunker, where there were control panels for the launching of missiles, are evidenced by explanatory notes of officers. The control panels lit up all the bulbs, which meant the full readiness of the missiles to launch.

“The equipment went into combat readiness mode,” recalls the former deputy head of the unit, Yuri Zhuk.

This is possible only after receiving an appropriate order from Moscow. But it was not – it all happened by itself. Officers on duty in the military calculation, suddenly turned gray: the information that appeared on the board, said that all stages of protection against unauthorized launching of missiles were hacked! In just a few seconds, they lost control of nuclear weapons.

Shocked by what had happened, the officers began to call Moscow. They were told that no one gave the order for launch. After 15 seconds, all by itself returned to its normal position.

– A few days later came the commission, which conducted a survey of witnesses. The guys gave them their UFO drawings, – tells the missile Vladimir Matveyev. “One of the officers swore on his party ticket that he was not drunk.” A few days later we were built and read out an order from the Commander in Chief of Strategic Missile Forces No. P010: at sight of the UFO, do not panic and do not open fire. Then I understood why the officers who held their hand “on the button” were not the same age as the old ones.

USA

At the US Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota, there was a similar case – the American scientist-ufologist, 60-year-old Robert Hastings, told the “Life” journalist about this incident. He is the author of studies related to the activity of UFOs on strategic nuclear facilities. Hastings personally talked with Lieutenant David Schuur, the former commander of the division for the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

– Schuur told me that in 1966 he was a participant in the events, when the launch of missiles was consistently activated by forces of unidentified objects, “says the ufologist. – Here his words verbatim: “At first the security service of the airbase informed me that a large bright object appeared above us. At a time when the UFO was approaching a rocket, reports appeared on the consoles about their launch. This meant that somehow the missile received a signal about the launch. Each time I had to manually enter the lock so that the start process was stopped. All UFO activities were very similar to the process of scanning missiles. The next day, the command asked them not to tell anyone about this incident. “

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UFOs Visited Nuclear Missile Sites, Reports The Defense Department | UFO CHRONICLES – 1975

U.S. Reports Say UFOs Visited Nuclear Missile Sites in 1975 - Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) 1-19-1979

     … nuclear missile launch sites and bomber bases were visited by unidentified, low-flying and elusive objects, according to Defensive department reports.

The sightings, made visually and on radar by air and ground crews

Courier-Journal
(Louisville, Kentucky)
1-19-1979

and sabotage-alert forces, occurred at installations in Montana, Michigan and Maine and led to extensive but unsuccessful Air Force attempts to track and to detain the objects.

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New Witness To UFO Incursion at Nuke Missile Complex, Tom Delonge’s New Gig and The Media

UFO Sighted By B-52

Still looks like rain

     Sports writer Mic Huber and I worked together for 10 years at the Herald-Tribune here in Sarasota. Different shifts, different departments, which meant we didn’t see each other all that much. Small talk, mostly, much of it focused on the whereabouts of an elusive relentlessly self-deprecating mutual friend. We got a lot of mileage out of you, David, so thanks for that, wherever you are.

At his voluntary-buyout farewell office party early this year, Mic retraced the steps that led him to his long run in Sarasota. What made him appreciate Florida was his Air Force hitch in North Dakota.


BY Billy Cox
De Void
10-13-17

The winters were so grim he applied for a transfer to Vietnam during the height of the war. Uncle Sam sent him to Germany instead.

Anyhow, during his sayonara to the newsroom, Mic mentioned something about how he’d been on duty when he got sucked into a UFO incident, an experience that impressed him so deeply he saw fit to bring it up during impromptu remarks to colleagues nearly half a century later. But it was a small fleeting recollection and he didn’t linger there.

Mic still freelances, and a few months later I pulled him aside one afternoon and asked for more details. I couldn’t help but smile as he rattled off words like Minot Air Force Base, 1968, B-52, radar, radio interference, security breach, etc., etc. Mic isn’t a UFO geek, he doesn’t follow this stuff, so he was unaware of just how significant this incident was, in terms of evidence. At the end of his recollection, Mic repeated another phrase that actually made me laugh out loud because I’d heard it so many times before. He said he’d been debriefed by an Air Force colonel, his testimony had been tape-recorded, and that the officer left him on this note: “This didn’t happen.”

In fact, I’d just ordered a book called It Never Happened,written by a USAF veteran who’d been stationed at the same outpost, Minot, just two years earlier, 1966. Same general idea, though – unauthorized UFO activity over a Strategic Air Command base armed with nuclear missiles. No trifling matter. I suggested Mic take a peek at the www.minotb52ufo.com website, an impressively detailed reconstruction of that sliver of history he’d been a party to in the wee hours of Oct. 24, 1968. Researcher Tom Tulien had constructed an underappreciated narrative packed with veteran eyewitness testimony, the Strategic Air Command’s own documents, and assessments from technical analysts. I thought maybe he could test his memory against the record.

Mic dropped in a few weeks later. He’d been to the site, and he was jazzed. The details – everything he remembered about what happened lined up. Everything. He was in air operations that night, he’d heard it all.

Mic’s job was to know the flight plans of everything in the immediate sky to make sure nobody bumped into each other; sometimes, civilian neighbors near the base made inquiries about other things they’d seen. “We did get some UFO reports, probably a lotta farmers who were drunk,” he conceded. “But this was completely different. It lasted such a long time, and I guess that’s what made it stick with me.”

Shortly after 2 a.m., maintenance and security teams outside the remotely spaced launch control facilities – each of which housed Minuteman nukes – began noticing at least one, maybe more, large bright glowing object in the sky. It or they changed colors, white to amber to green. It or they went high, dipped behind treelines, reversed course on a dime. Air traffic control alerted a B-52 returning from a training mission to a bright glowing bogey off its 1 o’clock position as it executed a 180-degree turn for its final approach. The UFO wheeled with it and maintained its distance, at a rigid three miles. But as the bomber completed the turn, within a three-second sweep of the radar, the object pounced to within a mile. For the next 10 seconds, the plane’s two radios fuzzed out, even as an onboard camera took sequential photos of the radarscope recording the UFO when it changed positions.

Moments later, ATC diverted the plane to get a visual on a UFO reported on or near the ground. One pilot spotted it immediately, some 10 miles away and below, comparing it to “a miniature sun.” As they banked above it, another crew member described it as metallic, smooth, egg-shaped, a “dull reddish color like molten steel.” Once again, the ground briefly lost radio contact with the B-52, which landed at 4:40 a.m. But additional sightings trickled in for nearly an hour afterwards.

“I was on the phone with the guy who called it in from the missile site,” Mic recalled. He was monitoring comm chatter when the radios blinked out, and he remembers how the object looked on radar. “The return was more intense than a C-135 during refueling.” He saw the B-52 team when they returned – “they were visibly shaken” – and got a look at their subsequent illustrations of the object(s). After Mic’s shift ended, he was interrogated about what he’d heard and seen, this Thing That Never Happened. Obliged to say something, anything, official investigators concluded that Minot AFB personnel — these defenders of the world’s most destructive weapons — had simply been confused by Vega, Sirius, ball-lighting plasmas, a combination of all three, whatever.

Incidentally, It Never Happened involved an even spookier case. In 1966, writes (Ret.) Capt. David Schindele, launch operators lost control of as many as 10 nuclear-packed missiles when their power blinked off during apparent UFO surveillance. Which means Mic Huber has a lot of company. UFOS and Nukes author Robert Hastings has gotten more than 150 veterans to go on record about a phenomenon’s apparent fascination with our nuclear armaments. No telling how many more eyewitnesses who were told to shut up are out there.

But even if each and every one of these guys stepped up tomorrow to share what they knew, it wouldn’t make any difference. Events over the last year have only reinforced how deeply into denial and aggressive ignorance our culture has descended. In spite of that, amid turdstorms of truly fake news, some of the most diligent investigative political journalism I’ve ever read is unfolding right now, daily. Downright heroic, in some cases. And yet, American journalism is no match for The Great Taboo. Because most of the people who dare to own it tend to lack, umm, conventional pedigrees.

Tom Delonge

Wednesday, for instance, classic example: Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge sparked what will be, if traditional patterns hold, a quick-hit flurry of sensational headlines. The details are posted at To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and — once again — are straight out of left field. DeLonge is the California punk-pop rocker whose self-parodying music videos — dancing around in brief undies, licking coin-operated viewfinders, bored on the commode, babes weeping with desire — were so convincing during the Blink days you just wanted to punch the smirk off his face.

And yet, as early as 2015, DeLonge was telling “Us” magazine he was in contact with heavy-hitting government types he hoped to coax out of the shadows to address the UFO conundrum head-on. It was easy enough to blow him off until, late in the 2016 campaign, WikiLeaks (or somebody) hacked the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign director John Podesta, which showed DeLonge was indeed in the loop with a couple of two-star USAF generals and an advanced projects director for Lockheed Martin. And even then, who knew, maybe they were just big fans of “Enema of the State” and “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.”

Then came Wednesday. Lo and behold, there was DeLonge, introducing business partners in a half-hour video presentation designed to drum up crowd-sourcing to support something called To The Stars Academy. Its stated purpose was, with the UFO mystery at its core, to provide “gifted researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies with the infrastructure and resources to rapidly transition them to products that can change the world.” And whoa, get a load of their cred:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; Senior Intelligence Service, CIA Directorate of Operations; Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works” Advanced Systems Director; director of scientific research programs for the Defense Department, the CIA and the DIA; a counterintelligence agent who ran an “aerospace threat identification program” out of the Pentagon. The jewel of this narrative was relayed by Chris Mellon, the former SecDef assistant. He discussed an hours-long incident in 2004 involving the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, F-18 jet fighters, a UFO that seemed “to defy the laws of physics,” and footage of the whole thing. Captured by gun cameras. Plus infrared images. Property of the U.S. government.

Holy cow. This could be huge. Just like Hillary Clinton’s UFO remarks last year on the campaign trail could’ve been huge. Just like the half-dozen USAF veterans who testified in 2010 at the National Press Club to UFO activity over American nuclear bases could’ve been huge. Just like the MUFON 2008 radar analysis of UFO and jet fighter activity that caught the Air Force in a lie could’ve been huge. Just like CIA image-doctor Chase Brandon’s revelations about finding Roswell ET documents in the Agency’s archives could’ve been huge.

But this stuff can only be huge if the press is interested enough to dig, to background these guys, to pursue every lead and put it out there. What we’ll probably get instead is a convulsion of wry headlines, some “the truth is out there/out of this world” segues, maybe even some cursory reporting, but it’ll all wander off soon enough. Whatever followups occur will be tepid and of little consequence, or at least without the persistence essential to stoking public interest. And without public interest, this ship doesn’t sail. Or at least not very far.

And that’s one of the reasons De Void has been dormant for so long. Ultimately, this space started sounding futile and whiney. The only reason for this posting is to send one more shoutout to all the Mic Hubers, to all you folks who saw and may still be seeing crazy airborne stuff snooping around the most dangerous weapons in the history of warfare. This is news. Just because the media doesn’t think so, that doesn’t mean you’re crazy.

Unfortunately, yes, you do live in a superpower nation that has degenerated into an absolutely certifiable full-tilt nuthouse. But it’s not your fault.

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Former USAF Missile Security Policeman Tells of Apparent UFO Abduction at ICBM Site

UFO Over November LF (Silo)

     Over the past 44 years I have interviewed more than 160 U.S. military veterans regarding their involvement in nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents. For an overview of their testimony please view CNN’s live-streamed coverage of my September 27, 2010 press conference, or watch my documentary film or read my book. Declassified documents relating to some of these incidents are also available.

Many of the cases occurred at Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic


By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
8-8-17

Missile (ICBM) sites during the Cold War era. Typically, a two-man team of missile launch officers at an underground Launch Control Center (LCC) would receive an alarm on their missile-status console, indicating a possible security breach at one of the ten, widely-scattered Launch Facilities (LFs) they controlled. A two-man Security Alert Team (SAT) would then be dispatched to that location to investigate.

Usually, upon arriving at the LF—commonly known as a “silo”—the SAT team would observe a UFO silently hovering directly over the site at low altitude. Depending on the case, the aerial object was described as a disc-shaped, or spherical, or triangular, or cylindrical-shaped craft. After a few seconds, the craft would leave the vicinity, typically at high speed. On occasion, as revealed by former missile maintenance personnel, the functionality of the ICBM would be disrupted during the incident, whether deliberately or inadvertently, requiring lengthy repairs.

In every case reported to me over the years, the SAT team members were debriefed upon returning to base and sternly warned never to discuss the incident. Sometimes they were required to sign national security non-disclosure forms which stipulated severe legal penalties for violating secrecy. Often, each team member was quickly transferred to another base, without his partner, probably to prevent them from discussing their experience between themselves and spreading stories about it within their squadron.

Recently, one such case was brought to my attention which appears to be far more dramatic in nature, in terms of its immediate and long-term impact on the security personnel involved. Indeed, based on the available information, it seems probable that the SAT team members were actually abducted by those aboard the UFO and transported—along with their vehicle—to a location some five miles away, where they were eventually discovered by other Air Force security teams.

What follows here is the written summary of that incident provided to me by USAF veteran Mario A. Woods Jr. who was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, from 1975 to 1979, as a member of the 44th Security Police Squadron. The narrative has been edited for the purpose of brevity and clarity:

In November 1977, while assigned to the November Flight Launch Control Facility (LCF), I was a Security Alert Team member on the night shift—6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.—paired with Sgt. Michael ——-, who outranked me thus making him the team leader. I’m not certain of the exact date but Thanksgiving was approximately two weeks later and, as a newlywed, I was looking forward to being home with my wife. On that particular night it was clear and very cold and the ground was spotted in snow.

While at the LCF, I walked outside several times to stretch my legs, have a cigarette, and look at the stars. The clarity of the sky in South Dakota is like you’ve never seen. We were positioned just a few miles north of the small town of Newell.

On one occasion—I really didn’t look at the time but I’m guessing it was around midnight—I noticed a very bright star that I had not seen before. I first thought it was a large helicopter or a B-52 bomber flying one of the low-altitude sorties they sometimes did out on the prairies, but it was not. It was hovering at about a 30-degrees above the horizon. The way it shimmered and pulsated led me to continue to watch it for some time, say 20 minutes.

I eventually walked back inside the LCF and made a comment about it to Sgt. ——-. He laughed and said, ‘Sure’, whatever that meant. Then I told the Flight Security Controller (FSC), who acts as a go-between the response team and the Missile Capsule Crew Officers below ground. The FSC also keeps Wing Security Control (WSC) back at Ellsworth apprised of all activities on-site.

After perhaps 30 minutes, I walked back outside and saw no star so I thought, ‘Okay, it was a plane or helicopter.’ But as soon as I said that to myself, it lit up again, not quite in the same place but at the same elevation and more north. So, instead of being due east of my location, it was more northeast.

I thought for a minute and, all of a sudden, got the idea to flash the facility lights off and on as a signal. Why? I don’t know. I guess because that’s what is done at sea, from ship-to-ship. My father was a merchant seaman and I had sailed with him in my youth.

So, anyway, the LCF had approximately 15 sets of super bright spotlights, located on all four corners of the security perimeter fence and along the roofline of the main building—all controlled by one switch in the FSC’s office. I walked inside and told the FSC what I was doing and he laughed at me. I think it was SSgt. —- ——— from North Carolina. He said go ahead so I proceeded to flash the facility lights at this object, not knowing if it was anything unusual or just a plane or chopper doing night flying.

I was not following any particular sequence, like an SOS or anything like that. My SAT team partner, Sgt. ——-, got curious and after I had flashed the lights six to eight times we walked outside together to look at the object. There it was, no change in its appearance or position but, a moment or two after ——- made some comment about the light, it went out! The night sky was clear as a bell, so I know it hadn’t gone behind a cloud. But ——- went inside, laughing at me. I somehow knew I needed to keep watching the sky and, just like that, it re-appeared to the north and seemed closer, as it was brighter.

I turned and walked in and flashed the facility lights six to eight times again and told them both about the object’s new position. Neither took me seriously. I then went outside one last time but the object was gone. So I went back inside, thinking how strange all that had been and feeling stupid about flashing the facility lights at it. I went into the day room and sat down to read or watch some TV.

At approximately 0130hrs we received a [Situation]-4 alert from LF November-5, which was the closest to our LCF and also closest to the town of Newell. Sgt. ——- and I donned our heavy winter parkas and cold weather gear and I placed my ditty bag in the F-150 pick-up police vehicle. I then went back inside to receive our USKAPP 55 code tables, weapons and ammo from the FSC and our safety briefing from the LCC crew underground. WSC back at Ellsworth was also contacted and our estimated travel time to and from the site was discussed.

A Sit-4 meant that the outer zone antenna on the missile site and the underground soft support building had been penetrated or had alarmed for some unknown reason. That was no problem as I had done this type of clearing and reset procedure many times at other locations.

We left the LCF and headed toward Highway 79. I was in the passenger seat and, as we were nearing the highway, I looked off in the distance and could see that the bright object was apparently near the missile site, which was seven or eight miles away. I immediately turned to Sgt. ——- and said, ‘Look man, that light is over November-5!’ He replied, ‘No way!’ but I could see his face and he was hoping not!

We didn’t inform anyone about that on the radio, to the best of my knowledge, but I continued to view the object. As we approached Newell we made a right turn onto the road that led to November-5. As we did, we immediately saw the object hovering directly over the site. It made no noise and was a huge glowing, reddish-orange sphere. It was only 15-20 feet above the ground and it was roughly the width of a Wal-Mart building! I’ve thought a lot about its size and I think that estimate is fairly accurate. It was enormous!

Its surface was shimmering with the red and orange colors constantly swirling and churning. When I recently watched your documentary film [UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed] there’s one scene where a [computer-generated image of a] UFO is hovering over the front gate of an LCF at Malmstrom AFB and its colors are swirling around. What we saw looked just like that.

We stopped the vehicle and sat some distance from the security gate. There was no radio communication as neither of us really knew what to do. As we stared at this thing—it seemed like forever—all of a sudden I could not breathe, I mean I really could not breathe! It was like pressure on my chest. I could not figure out what was happening and turned to look at ——- and saw that both his hands were on the steering wheel and he was looking straight ahead with a blank stare on his face. Some kind of glow was all around him and I noticed that suddenly he too was gasping for air.

I carried a three D-cell Mag Light, a huge flashlight by today’s standards but the best back then. All I wanted was relief for me and him so, for some reason, I rolled the window down and pulled myself out and sat on the window frame and flashed the light at this object until the suffocating pressure seemed to go away. Then, after 15 to 30 seconds, I slid back into the seat. I remember my M-16 weapon was positioned between my legs so I guess I grabbed it as I sat back down.

At that point I didn’t look at Sgt. ——- as I was in some kind of daze. But I saw something like shadows on the right side of the vehicle and I have a memory of voices in my head, more than one, saying , ‘Do not fear’, over and over. I think I remember small figures, maybe five or six, walking toward the vehicle. Standing behind them was a taller figure who I think was in charge. Then I believe I passed out.

The next thing I remember—and it seemed as if only a minute had passed—was the crackle of our radio and someone saying, ‘November-1, what’s your status?’ I turned to Sgt. ——- and said, ‘You get that and I’ll strike the site,’ but he said nothing. He simply stared off into the distance so I picked up the mike and informed our FSC that we would begin the strike and were positioning the vehicle. There was a long pause and then he came back and said, ‘Where are you located?’

This response seemed very odd and I said something to Sgt. ——- but again he said nothing. I asked the FSC to hold on as I didn’t see the facility lights that were normally on at night. I put the mike down and stepped out of the vehicle only to find that we were somewhere other than at November-5. My first step was into wet mud; even though it had been really cold that night and the ground should have been frozen solid, the entire area was soft mud and our vehicle was almost in the middle of it.

But to my right, just feet away, was a tall concrete wall of some kind. The sun was just coming up and I could see that it was a dam that held water in a reservoir. It turned out to be located north of Newell, and is called Newell Lake, quite a few miles from the LF. We were parked next to a road that went past it. That made no sense to me!

The radio came back on and we were told to stay where we were. Our radio signal had been triangulated—something I knew very little about—and then the WSC came on and told me that our sister flights’ SAT teams had been dispatched to find us. A back-up sister team reached us first and I was told to follow them to the edge of their patrol boundary where we would be met by our November-1 back-up team.

When their vehicle arrived, I started asking them questions about what was going on but they told me that they had been ordered not to discuss the situation with us. I again tried speaking to Sgt. ——-. I kept asking him if he was okay but he still would not respond.

Then it hit me like a chunk of lead: We or I never went onto the November-5 site! I didn’t understand why at that moment but I was certain that we never got past the LF’s security gate.

Because he was still just staring into space, I moved ——- over to the passenger seat; he was not a large man and I was in good shape. We maintained [radio] security checks for the entire ride back, met up with the sister team and proceeded to November Control.

The Flight Chief, MSgt —– ——, and Assistant Flight Chief, TSgt. —- ——, met us at the facility for a debrief. Sgt. ——- was in a pitiful condition and I later heard that he couldn’t tell them anything; that he made no sense at all. He was removed from November Control and assigned to base duty for some time. Me, however, I remembered everything up to hearing voices and blacking out and everything after coming to and standing in the mud. Everything: the craft, the suffocating atmosphere, flashing lights at the object, not going onto the site and, yes, thinking only minutes had passed from first seeing this thing to being somewhere else.

During debriefing, I was told that nearly four hours had passed and that six security police back-up Alert teams had been searching for us. I did fill out an AF Form 1000 UFO sighting report and wrote all I knew about that night and early morning, before I was allowed to sleep.

The next day, I returned to Ellsworth and was interviewed by the 44th Missile Wing commander. There was a guy in civilian clothing with him who I think was from the [Office of Special Investigations]. Then I was also ordered to take a urinalysis at the base hospital, and two skin samples were taken—one from the back of my right hand and another above my right eyebrow—as I was sunburned for some strange reason.

Back home, as I slowly came to grips with all of this, I began to have strange dreams of that night. Every time, as something was about to happen or show itself, a great dread came over me. I would awake in a pool of sweat and afraid.

Two weeks went by and Sgt. ——- came by my apartment, out of the blue, and we sat down and talked about the incident in front of my wife. She just laughed at us. But he said one thing I’ll never forget: He had been terrified during the incident but didn’t know why, as he had heard voices, many voices, saying not to be afraid. But he wasn’t in the vehicle when he heard them, he was lying down somewhere.

Then he said something that shocked me: He said he saw my mittens on the floor, next to where he was lying down, as he was hearing the voices. I reeled when I heard this! It meant that I was probably there with him and that we were no longer in the vehicle. I had not even thought about the mittens after that night—those heavy Air Force-issue gloves with open fingers, so you could fire a weapon—but, when he said that, I ran to my ditty bag to check and they were not there. I got shivers when I saw that. I can’t explain why I didn’t miss them.

One more thing: I have two small puncture marks on my skin that I can’t explain. They’re identical; a perfectly round depression with a raised dimple in the center. One is under my left armpit and the other is on my left foot, above the ankle. I don’t remember any time or situation when I could have gotten them. (Woods subsequently sent me photos of these marks.)

After a few weeks, I was removed from November Control and reassigned to Kilo Control near Sturgis, South Dakota. I had the sense that I could pick that object out of the sky, find it among the stars, even at Kilo—it made no difference where I was—but I never saw it close up again. But it was out there visiting all of our bases. We heard stories about other flights seeing things near the LFs on many occasions. Also, National Enquirer had heard rumors about UFO activity in our region and was patrolling our areas looking for stories. We were told never to speak with anyone about any of this so I never did, as ordered.

Sgt. ——- was transferred somewhere else a month or so after the incident. I found out somehow. I remained at Kilo Command, working with a different guy, Sgt. — ——-, as a SAT team member, then leader, and then FSC. Stories about sightings were all over the missile complexes, even reports of cattle mutilations; I once saw two of the dead cows myself while traveling to Kilo-1.

Later in the year, when Close Encounters [of the Third Kind] came out, the mailbox scene freaked me out so badly that I had to get up and walk out of the theatre. (In the movie, Richard Dreyfuss’ character, Roy Neary, looks out his parked truck’s window and sees a rack of mailboxes violently shaking. A moment later, a UFO that had been hovering over him directs a beam of light onto his vehicle.)

Having spoken with Woods a number of times, I consider his recollections of his experience to be credible if incomplete. I of course have his DD-214 service record, which confirms his presence at Ellsworth AFB in 1977 and his service as a missile security policeman. I am attempting to locate others who were present that night, to see whether any of them remember the events he describes and, if so, are willing to talk about them.

Also, although the technique remains controversial, I have arranged for hypnotic regression sessions for Woods, to attempt to draw out still-suppressed or long forgotten memories about the incident. For example, I am curious to know whether he can remember his SAT team partner driving them to the reservoir, in a dazed state following their sighting at November-5, or whether the UFO had actually lifted and transported the security vehicle to that location. And, of course, it would be interesting to learn whether Mario Woods’ memories of voices and small figures approaching his security vehicle might be augmented via the regression technique.

A follow-up article is planned, to update interested readers on this matter.

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“UFOs and Nukes” Documentary Takes On Controversial Topic

UFOs and Nukes – The Secret Link Revealed

Since the dawn of the atomic age, UFOs have been
monitoring humankind’s use and storage of nuclear weapons.

[…]

     Hastings’short-and-sweet documentary is actually well done and uses believable graphics and re-enactments that tone down the

By Andrew W. Griffin
www.reddirtreport.com
8-1-17

usual “cheese” level you can get with “fringe” documentaries of this nature. Hastings makes it clear that this is no joke and that if the unknown individuals piloting these mysterious craft can disable nuclear weapons – or, more scarily – trigger launch countdowns, only to stop them at will – it is something humanity needs to address openly and honestly.

And when Hastings is asked why these UFOs are interfering with humankind’s civilization-ending weapons arsenal, he suggested that “they” are warning humanity not to “play with fire.”

We agree. And seven years ago, CNN took the topic seriously enough to provide coverage of a Washington press conference addressing the subject of UFOs and their links to nukes. Sobering stuff.

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UFOs and Nukes Researcher, Robert Hastings to Appear on Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp

UFOs and Nukes Researcher to Appear on Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp

     Noted researcher Robert Hastings will discuss his investigations into UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites on Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp, on August 20, 2017 at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.
By The UFO Chronicles
8-18-17

UFOs & Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites
Since 1973, Hastings has interviewed more than 160 U.S. military veterans regarding their involvement in one nukes-related UFO incident or another. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his press conference in Washington D.C., during which former U.S. Air Force missileers described occasions when several ICBMs mysteriously malfunctioned moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos. The full-length video of the press event is available at www.ufohastings.com.

The second edition of Hastings’ 600 page book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites is now available at Amazon and Amazon UK.

Hastings’ recently, released documentary, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, can be viewed here.

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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.

What Were Those Mysterious Craft?
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UFOs Visited Nuclear Missile Sites & Bomber Bases According to The Defense Department

UFOs Visited  Nuclear Missile Sites & Bomber Bases According to The Defense Department

     During two weeks in 1975, a string of the nation’s supersensitive nuclear missile launch sites and bomber bases were visited by unidentified, low-flying and elusive objects, according to Defense Department reports.

The sightings, made visually and on radar by air and ground crews

By Ward Sinclair and Art Harris
The Washington Post
1-19-1979

and sabotage-alert forces, occurred at installations in Montana, Michigan and Maine, and led to extensive but unsuccessful Air Force attempts to track and detain the objects.

Air Force and Defense Department records variously describe the objects as helicopters, aircraft, unknown entities and brightly lighted, fast-moving vehicles that hovered over nuclear weapons storage areas and evaded all pursuit efforts.

In several instances, after base security had been penetrated, the Air Force sent fighter planes and airborne command planes aloft to carry on the unsuccessful pursuit. The records do not indicate if the fighters fired on the intruders.

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