UFOs and Nukeshttp://www.ufohastings.com/blogRecent articles by Robert Hastings.en-usFormer US Navy Pilot Says Huge Fireball Maneuvered Above the Hanford Atomic Plant During World War IIhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/former-us-navy-pilot-says-huge-fireball-maneuvered-above-the-hanford-atomic-planthttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/former-us-navy-pilot-says-huge-fireball-maneuvered-above-the-hanford-atomic-plant<p>UFO incursions at U.S. atomic/thermonuclear weapons sites, from the 1940s onward, are detailed in thousands of declassified Army, Air Force, Navy, FBI, and CIA documents. Moreover, hundreds of U.S. military veterans have now discussed their involvement in one or more of those incidents in video interviews.</p><p>One of them, former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Clarence R. “Bud” Clem, says that a UFO monitored one of our fissile materials facilities—the Hanford plutonium-production plant in Washington State—on three different nights in January 1945, some seven months before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed. Clem says that members of his Navy Hellcat F6F fighter squadron chased them away.</p>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:08:40 -0400Weltweite Medienberichte über die "UFOs and Nukes"-Pressekonferenzhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/weltweite-medienberichte-uber-die-ufos-and-nukes-pressekonferenzhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/weltweite-medienberichte-uber-die-ufos-and-nukes-pressekonferenz<h5>Offener Brief von Robert L. Hastings an die deutsche Öffentlichkeit und Medienlandschaft:</h5><p>Am 27.September 2010 berichteten mehrere grosse Medienorganisationen weltweit über die "UFOs und Atomwaffen- Pressekonferenz" in Washington D.C., der Amerikanische UFO-Forscher Robert L. Hastings und sieben ehemalige Offiziere der US-Luftwaffe versammelten sich an diesem Tag im Washingtoner National Press Club, um über UFO-Sichtungen über militärischen Atomanlagen während der Zeit des Kalten Krieges zu berichten. Bei mehreren Vorfällen wurden wiederholt nukleare Gefechtsköpfe ausser Betrieb gesetzt, während in der Nähe diskusförmige Flugobjekte über den Anlagen schwebten.</p><p>Der Medienriese CNN hielt diese Veranstaltung für so bedeutend, dass er sie live übertrug. Das Video findet man auf www.ufohastings.com sowie auf Youtube.</p> <p>Darüber hinaus wurde über diese Pressekonferenz ausgiebig und an erster Stelle von anderen Medien berichtet, und zwar in vielfältigen Artikeln von Journalisten und Reportern diverser Nachrichtenagenturen in den Vereinigten Staaten , Grossbritannien, Russland, Japan, China, Indien, Australien, Irland, Kanada, Neuseeland und in anderen Ländern.</p> <p>Ungeachtet dieser umfassenden internationalen Berichterstattung wurde in den deutschen Medien nicht ein einziger Artikel oder Bericht zu dieser Konferenz veröffentlicht.</p>Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:30:07 -0400The Atomic Bombings' 70th Anniversaryhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-atomic-bombings-70th-anniversaryhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-atomic-bombings-70th-anniversary<p>This week marks the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the U.S. Army Air Force, which essentially resulted in the end of World War II.</p><p>Beginning in the late-1960s, the Freedom of Information Act has been used by researchers to declassify thousands of U.S. government documents which confirm that UFO activity has repeatedly occurred at atomic/thermonuclear weapons sites during this seven-decade period.</p>Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:56:49 -0400Reports Confirm UFO Activity at the Hanford Nuclear Weapons Plant During World War IIhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/reports-confirm-ufo-activity-at-the-hanford-nuclear-weapons-plant-during-world-war-iihttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/reports-confirm-ufo-activity-at-the-hanford-nuclear-weapons-plant-during-world-war-ii<p>UFO incursions at U.S. atomic/thermonuclear weapons sites, extending from the 1940s to nearly the present day, are well-established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans and thousands of declassified Army, Air Force, Navy, FBI, and CIA documents make reference to these incidents. In fact, it can now be said that UFOs apparently monitored our atomic weapons program even before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed in August 1945.</p>Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:56:48 -0400Triangular-Shaped UFO Sighted at the Nellis AFB Nuclear Weapons Storage Areahttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/triangular-shaped-ufo-sighted-at-the-nellis-afb-nuclear-weapons-storage-areahttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/triangular-shaped-ufo-sighted-at-the-nellis-afb-nuclear-weapons-storage-area<p>Christopher Cabrera recently told me, “I was a Security Forces member in the United States Air Force from 1998 to 2002. Beginning in October 1998, I was stationed at Nellis AFB, Nevada, where I witnessed two separate, strange and unexplainable incidents while on duty.” He continued,</p>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:03:17 -0400Ex-CIA Official Says Stories of Crashed UFOs and Little Gray Men “on Ice” Discussed at a High-Levelhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ex-cia-official-says-stories-of-crashed-ufos-and-little-gray-men-on-ice-discussed-at-a-high-levelhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ex-cia-official-says-stories-of-crashed-ufos-and-little-gray-men-on-ice-discussed-at-a-high-level<p>First, this article has absolutely nothing to do with the bogus claims currently being made by the promoters of the so-called Roswell Slides, which allegedly show the body of a dead alien.</p><p>No, my title refers to a far more credible revelation. Victor Marchetti, the former Special Assistant to CIA Director Richard Helms, first mentioned that rumors of recovered UFOs and dead aliens had been circulating among high-level agency staffers in a 1979 <a href="http://www.sitepalace.com/Tripko/VMarchettiEN.html">article in <em>Second Look</em> magazine</a>, although most people are completely unaware of this fact.</p>Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:54:07 -0500Triangular UFO Above a U.S. Army Nuclear Weapons Depot Performs a 360-Degree Rollhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/triangular-ufo-above-a-us-army-nuclear-weapons-depot-performs-a-360-degree-rollhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/triangular-ufo-above-a-us-army-nuclear-weapons-depot-performs-a-360-degree-roll<p>A summary of this incident was initially posted online by Roger Marsh, Communications Director for the Mutual UFO Network , and designated Case 60648. I sought and received permission to contact the witness.</p><p>On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1982, U.S. Army Military Policeman Christopher Grooms was on guard duty in Tower&nbsp;5 at the U.S. Army Special Weapons Depot at Kriegsfeld, a nuclear weapons storage and maintenance site in Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany.</p>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:13:14 -0500Former U.S. Air Force Missile Launch Officer Says a UFO Activated One of His ICBMs—Twice!http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-activated-one-of-his-icbms-twicehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-activated-one-of-his-icbms-twice<p>Since 1973, I have interviewed more than 150 U.S. military veterans regarding their involvement in, or knowledge of, UFO incursions at nuclear weapons facilities. Those who have read my book, <em>UFOs and Nukes</em>, know that 98% of my sources are identified by name in it.</p><p>However, I was recently approached by a former U.S. Air Force captain, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, who related his participation in a very dramatic incident at Malmstrom AFB in 1974, involving the unauthorized launch activation of one of his Minuteman-II missiles—twice—apparently by those aboard a UFO hovering over it.</p>Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22:44:32 -0500British MoD Forced to Release More UFO Documents in 2015http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/british-mod-forced-to-release-more-ufo-documents-in-2015http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/british-mod-forced-to-release-more-ufo-documents-in-2015<p>On September 23, 2014, a <a href="http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/401228/EXCLUSIVE-British-Ministry-Defence-18-more-UFO-files-available">newspaper story</a> in the UK revealed that the British Ministry of Defence would be releasing 18 <i>more</i> UFO documents next year. This action was precipitated by the filing of a Freedom of Information request by British researcher Andy Russell, one month earlier, in which he asked:</p><blockquote><p>“Whether documents covering the period 1971-76 and 1996-2000 titled ‘UFO policy’ and three other documents covering the periods June-Dec 2000, Dec 2000-Mar 2004 and March 2004 exist, and if so are they still ‘classified’.”</p></blockquote><p>A search turned up the hitherto unacknowledged files, thereby contradicting the MoD’s earlier claim that all of its UFO files had been released to the public.</p>Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:51:41 -0400Three Former U.S. Air Force ICBM Launch Officers Speak Out About UFOshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/three-former-u-s-air-force-icbm-launch-officers-speak-out-about-ufoshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/three-former-u-s-air-force-icbm-launch-officers-speak-out-about-ufos<p>I am currently working on a documentary film concerning UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites. I've just returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a series of interviews with former U.S. Air Force missileers were recorded. The veterans—Philip Moore, Jay Earnshaw, and Gaylan King—were first interviewed on audiotape years ago but graciously agreed to participate in the current project as well.</p><p>Although it will be many months before the film is finished, brief summaries of the former nuclear missile launch officers' audiotaped statements appear here.</p>Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:34:33 -0400UFOs Reported by Civilians Living Within Malmstrom AFB's Nuclear Missile Fieldhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-reported-by-civilians-living-within-malmstrom-afb-s-nuclear-missile-fieldhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-reported-by-civilians-living-within-malmstrom-afb-s-nuclear-missile-field<p>Malmstrom Air Force Base, located east of Great Falls, Montana, is the command and control center for 150 Minuteman-III nuclear missiles operated by the 341st Missile Wing. The ICBMs themselves are scattered across the north-central part of the state, organized into groups of ten called "flights", and deployed in underground steel and concrete silos, known as Launch Facilities —each one connected by an electrical cable to a central launch-control site, known as a Missile Alert Facility .</p><p>In mid-October 2012, I traveled to Montana after learning of multiple, independent UFO sightings a few weeks earlier by civilians living within the huge Malmstrom missile field. Upon arriving at the Fergus County Sheriffs’ Office, in Lewistown, I was allowed to review their "blotter", a chronological summary of law enforcement-related activity. Sure enough, I quickly discovered a number of UFO reports from around the county, beginning in mid-September.</p>Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:14:31 -0400Former U.S. Air Force Security Policeman Ponders UFO Activity During Incident at Nuclear Missile Sitehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/former-u-s-air-force-security-policeman-ponders-ufo-activity-during-incident-at-nuclear-missile-sitehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/former-u-s-air-force-security-policeman-ponders-ufo-activity-during-incident-at-nuclear-missile-site<p>Over the past half-century, UFO activity at various nuclear weapons sites has been reported by hundreds of former U.S. military personnel and noted in hundreds of now-declassified documents. Although the incident described below did not involve a UFO <em>sighting</em>, per se, a number of the elements mentioned by the witness—including the disruption of vehicle engines and radio communications—are identical to those found in many other UFO-related incidents.</p><p>The author of the following article, Joseph Pscolka, is a former U.S. Air Force Security Policeman who guarded Minuteman nuclear missile sites located outside of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, in the late 1980s. In early August 2013, Pscolka learned of my four decades-long investigation of nukes-related UFO incidents and quickly contacted me, saying that he had witnessed two strange occurrences while stationed at Malmstrom.</p>Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:12:34 -0400Ten UFOs Cavort Above Nuclear Missiles at Malmstrom AFBhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ten-ufos-cavort-above-nuclear-missiles-at-malmstrom-afbhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ten-ufos-cavort-above-nuclear-missiles-at-malmstrom-afb<p>Since 1973, I have interviewed more than 140 U.S. military veterans regarding their knowledge of incidents involving UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites. Seven of those individuals participated in my September 27, 2010 “UFOs and Nukes” press conference, in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live. The full-length video may be viewed at my website’s <a href="/" title="UFOs and Nukes">homepage</a>.</p><p>The latest interview, with former U.S. Air Force Security Policeman Joseph C. Pscolka, Jr., occurred earlier this week.</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:25:10 -0400The U.S. Intelligence Community Monitors UFO Researchers' Activitieshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-u-s-intelligence-community-monitors-ufo-researchers-activitieshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-u-s-intelligence-community-monitors-ufo-researchers-activities<p>In 1973, when I began interviewing former/retired U.S. military personnel regarding their UFO experiences at nuclear weapons facilities, I didn't give much thought to the possibility that the intelligence community would take an interest in my activities.</p><p>At that point, the CIA's "Robertson Panel" Report—which recommended surveillance of American UFO-research advocacy groups—was still classified. Indeed, as far as the public knew, the only component of the U.S. government responsible for UFO-related matters was the Air Force.</p><p>However, that myth slowly faded away as classified documents began to be pried loose for public inspection via the Freedom of Information Act . By the early-1980s, the involvement of the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA in the collection of UFO-related data had been firmly established.</p>Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:32:39 -0400Has the British Ministry of Defence Released All of Its UFO Files?http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/has-the-british-ministry-of-defence-released-all-of-its-ufo-fileshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/has-the-british-ministry-of-defence-released-all-of-its-ufo-files<p>A new <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22991014" title="BBC News - UFO sightings: Files explain why MoD closed down special desk">BBC online article</a>, dated June 20, 2013 and titled “UFO sightings: Files explain why MoD closed down special desk”, discusses what I consider to be a calculated decision by the British government to feign a lack of interest in the UFO phenomenon, even as public sighting reports in the UK reached a very high level. At the conclusion of this article, former MoD UFO specialist Nick Pope <a href="#addendum">comments</a> on my assessment.</p>Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:54:09 -0400Reprisehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/reprisehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/reprise<p>The article below was initially posted at <em>The UFO Chronicles</em> in 2010:</p><h4>Recent Russian Newspaper Article Discusses UFO Incidents at Soviet and American Nuclear Weapons Sites</h4><h6 >6-21-10<br>By Robert Hastings</h6>Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:51:03 -0400USAF Captain David H. Schuurhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/usaf-captain-david-h-schuurhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/usaf-captain-david-h-schuur<p>Retired U.S. Air Force Captain David H. Schuur—whose dramatic testimony about a UFO temporarily activating his nuclear missiles at Minot AFB, North Dakota, in 1966—died on May 31, 2013. This excerpt from my book, <i>UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites</i>, was earlier posted at this website but, to honor Schuur’s candor and courage, it is presented again here.</p>Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:06:01 -0400Citizen Hearing on Disclosurehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/citizen-hearing-on-disclosurehttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/citizen-hearing-on-disclosure<p>Although I was repeatedly invited—pestered, actually—by Stephen Bassett to participate in the hearing, I chose not to lend my name and credible research to the event. Over the past 40 years I have interviewed more than 140 U.S. military veterans, regarding their involvement in UFO incidents at nuclear weapons sites. Seven of those individuals participated in my September 27, 2010 "UFOs and Nukes" press conference in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live:</p><div class="VideoBox"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3jUU4Z8QdHI" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="480"></iframe><div class="Caption"><p>The full-length video of the event.</p></div></div>Fri, 17 May 2013 21:57:07 -0400UFO Sightings by Air Policemen at Loring AFB, Maine, in the 1960shttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-sightings-by-air-policemen-at-loring-afb-maine-in-the-1960shttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-sightings-by-air-policemen-at-loring-afb-maine-in-the-1960s<p>In 1964&#8211;65, Airman Third Class Gary L. Ames was an Air Policeman, assigned to the 42nd Combat Defense Squadron, at Loring AFB, Maine. In 2006, he told me,</p><blockquote><p>I have memories of a UFO incident which occurred in late-October to mid-November 1964. At least one other AP also saw the object.</p><p>At the time of the sighting, I was posted near the east side of the runway, about 500 yards from the south end of it, which was not typical. Most of my posts were near B-52s or KC-135s on alert. But that night, I was posted along the base perimeter, about 50 yards beyond the edge of the runway, far away from alert aircraft. I was posted there due to a temporary shortage of dog handlers which usually patrolled the area.</p></blockquote>Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:05:48 -0400Front Page News in The Washington Post:http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/front-page-news-in-the-washington-posthttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/front-page-news-in-the-washington-post<p>The startling story, titled &quot;What Were Those Mysterious Craft?&quot;, was published decades ago, on January 19, 1979. Based on declassified U.S. government documents, the objectively-written article by reporters Ward Sinclair and Art Harris—appearing on Page A1—provided a tantalizing peek at long-suppressed information having national security implications.</p><p>In contrast, the absurd article the <em>Post</em> ran in response to my September 27, 2010 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.</p> <p>Let me explain.</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:11:03 -0400