Livescience.com Spins the Facts
April 18, 2011
In the wake of the recent, widespread, but misguided publicity surrounding the FBI memorandum written by Special Agent-in-Charge Guy Hottel—which recounted the alleged recovery of three "flying saucers" in New Mexico—numerous articles have appropriately debunked the document, including one written for livescience.com by Skeptical Inquirer magazine's managing editor Ben Radford. See FBI's UFO File: Proof of Roswell?.
The supposedly just-released, supposedly important memo is neither and Radford rightly says just that. So far, so good. However, in an apparent effort to suppress relevant facts related to the UFO crash-recovery story—facts that Radford would never mention—livescience.com has declined to post my own input. In response to Radford's remarks I wrote a detailed comment, which received an "awaiting moderation" reply when I tried to post it. As of this date it still has not appeared on the website and seems to have been rejected. In any case, here is what I attempted to add to the discussion …
My father, USAF Senior Master Sergeant Robert E. Hastings, was stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana in 1966–67 and worked in the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) building which housed the base's sophisticated, NORAD-integrated radar facility. As some former members of the 29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS) based at Malmstrom will recall, there were several scrambles during that era involving intercept attempts of "unknown targets" that were being tracked on radar as they maneuvered near and/or hovered above various Minuteman nuclear missile sites scattered across the surrounding countryside.
Witness Affidavits and Declassified Documents
October 11, 2010
Worldwide media coverage relating to the press conference on UFOs and Nukes, held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2010, has been absolutely amazing. Sponsored by former U.S. Air Force Captain Robert Salas and myself, the event showcased stunning UFO incidents at nuclear weapons sites, as revealed by former USAF personnel who were directly or indirectly involved in them.
Later in this article, I have inserted the witnesses' affidavits, in which they describe their personal encounters in detail. Also included is the small cross-section of declassified U.S. government documents that Mr. Salas and I distributed to the reporters present for the event.
September 22, 2010
James T. Carlson is on a mission to educate and enlighten "credulous" Americans who accept the reality of UFOs. (No matter how many lies it takes to get the job done.)
September 11, 2010
What You Should Know about James Oberg's Track Record
UFO "skeptic" James Oberg is currently challenging the validity of the material found in journalist Leslie Kean's excellent new book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record. Oberg is a founding member of a rather interesting organization, the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) now renamed the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI).
Actually, CSI is a skeptical organization in name only when it comes to the subject of UFOs. For the real story, including the very interesting and generally-unpublicized past government affiliations of some of its key members, including James Oberg, read my article Reporter Duped by UFO Debunkers.