UFOs and Nukeshttp://www.ufohastings.com/blogRecent articles by Robert Hastings.en-usBritish 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 -0400UFOs Observed by U.S. Air Force Security Guards During French Atomic Testing in Algeria http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-observed-by-us-air-force-security-guards-during-french-atomic-testing-in-algeriahttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-observed-by-us-air-force-security-guards-during-french-atomic-testing-in-algeria<p>On January 30, 2013, I issued my latest <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/researcher-urges-us-military-veterans-to-divulge-their-ufo-sightings-at-nuclear-weapons-sites-188990431.html ">press release</a>, titled "Researcher Urges U.S. Military Veterans to Divulge Their UFO Sightings at Nuclear Weapons Sites". My hope was/is that persons who had not yet gone on-the-record about their UFO experiences would contact me at <span class="Obfuscated">[ ufohastings AT aol DOT com ]</span>.</p><p>The first to do so, Larry Rogers, has provided an unexpected glimpse into UFO activity during the period of French atomic testing in the Sahara desert in the early 1960s. I have twice interviewed Mr. Rogers on the telephone and he has provided his DD214 military service record, which verifies his presence at a U.S. Air Force base in North Africa during that era.</p>Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:38:21 -0500New Revelationshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/new-revelationshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/new-revelations<p>On November 18, 2012, I was invited to appear on the <a href="http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2012/11/18">Coast to Coast AM</a> radio show, to discuss my research relating to UFO incursions at nuclear weapons facilities, as confirmed in declassified documents and the testimony of U.S. military veterans. Since 1973, I have interviewed more than 130 of those individuals, ranging from retired USAF colonels, who were ICBM launch and targeting officers, to former airmen who had guarded those missiles, or nuclear bombers.</p>Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:06:12 -0500The Echo and Oscar Flight Incidentshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-echo-and-oscar-flight-incidentshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-echo-and-oscar-flight-incidents<p>On March 16, 1967, ten Minuteman-I nuclear missiles operated by Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, suddenly malfunctioned one after the other, just as a “large round object” was reported to be hovering “directly over” one of them—according to retired USAF Col. Walter Figel, one of two launch officers on duty at Echo Flight during the incident.</p><p>Figel received the startling news while in the flight's underground launch control center, via a two-way radio call from an Air Force security guard posted at the missile silo in question. Although skeptical, then-Lt. Figel dispatched a couple of two-man Security Alert Teams to the field to investigate. They subsequently confirmed the presence of the UFO.</p>Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:26:11 -0500UFOs Reported Near Malmstrom AFB's Nuclear Missile Sites in September 2012http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-reported-near-malmstrom-afbs-nuclear-missile-sites-in-september-2012http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-reported-near-malmstrom-afbs-nuclear-missile-sites-in-september-2012<p>On September 19th, at 10:19 pm., the Fergus County, Montana Sheriff's Office received a call from an individual reporting a strange sight in the sky. The key passage in the official log entry reads:</p><blockquote><p>CENTRAL MONTANA DISPATCH ADVISED OF A CALL FROM JENNIFER STYER WHO REPORTED SEEING 2 V-SHAPED OBJECTS WITH ORANGE LIGHTS FLYING VERY LOW NORTHWEST OF ROY. JENNIFER WANTED TO KNOW IF THEY MIGHT BE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT &#8230;</p><p>DISPATCH CALLED MALMSTROM WHO STATED THAT THEY HAVE NO AIRCRAFT OUT BY ROY TONIGHT &#8230;</p></blockquote>Sun, 04 Nov 2012 18:49:25 -0500UFO Hovered Near Missile Launch Control Center at Minot AFBhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-hovered-near-missile-launch-control-center-at-minot-afbhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufo-hovered-near-missile-launch-control-center-at-minot-afb<p>The 1966 event mentioned in the newspaper article below was apparently not the only UFO incursion at Minot's missile sites that year. According to retired USAF Captain David D. Schindele, he was involved in an incident at another flight, during which several nuclear missiles became temporarily unavailable for launch.</p>Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400UFOs Filmed Hovering Over U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Storage Areahttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-filmed-hovering-over-us-air-force-nuclear-weapons-storage-areahttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-filmed-hovering-over-us-air-force-nuclear-weapons-storage-area<p>Declassified U.S. government documents and military veterans have confirmed repeated UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons sites, decade after decade. </p>Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400UFOs Directed Laser-Like Beams Onto Nuclear Weapons Storage Siteshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-directed-laser-like-beams-onto-nuclear-weapons-storage-siteshttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/ufos-directed-laser-like-beams-onto-nuclear-weapons-storage-sites<p>Yes, the title of this article sounds like science fiction. Nevertheless, declassified American and Soviet government documents confirm that UFOs flew near and even hovered over large numbers of nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era, including bomb and missile warhead storage depots. </p>Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500Yet Another Nuclear Missile Launch Officer Talks about UFOs at F.E. Warren AFBhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/yet-another-nuclear-missile-launch-officer-talks-about-ufos-at-f-e-warren-afbhttp://www.ufohastings.com/articles/yet-another-nuclear-missile-launch-officer-talks-about-ufos-at-f-e-warren-afb<p>Declassified documents and military witness testimony confirm that UFOs have repeatedly monitored nuclear missile sites at various U.S. Air Force bases since the early 1960s.</p>Sun, 05 Feb 2012 14:31:18 -0500