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September, 2013

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 (LFs)—each one connected by an electrical cable to a central launch-control site, known as a Missile Alert Facility (MAF).

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.