"UFOs: The Secret Story" is a 60-minute lecture concerning the U.S. government's covert response to the UFO phenomenon and is based on hundreds of U.S. Air Force, FBI and CIA documents declassified via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as well as the testimony of 120 former or retired U.S. military personnel interviewed by Hastings.
The documents confirm that UFOs do indeed exist and further reveal that these mysterious aerial objects are of the greatest concern to the U.S. Air Force and various American intelligence agencies. Consequently, the files completely contradict frequent public denials about the UFO-reality issued over the years by official spokesmen in Washington.
Specifically, the documents refer to UFOs repeatedly violating highly-sensitive airspace over nuclear weapons sites, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where nuclear weapons are designed. Other documents concern UFOs hovering above nuclear missile launch silos or nuclear bomb storage bunkers. Still others refer to attempted aerial intercepts of UFOs by military jet fighters. So far as is known, all of these efforts have been unsuccessful.
On September 27, 2010, Hastings co-sponsored the "UFO-Nukes Connection" press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. during which seven former or retired U.S. Air Force personnel divulged their knowledge of incidents of UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era. The media event was streamed live by CNN and countless articles and broadcast stories about it have appeared worldwide. A video of the press conference, with subtitles, may be viewed below:
Hastings also appeared on CNN's Larry King Live on July 18, 2008, together with former U.S. Air Force officers who had been involved in nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents. Two of them, missile launch officer Robert Salas and targeting officer Robert Jamison, say that an entire "flight" of ten Minuteman missiles mysteriously malfunctioned just as a UFO was sighted hovering above the flight's launch control facility, outside of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, in March 1967. Hastings has interviewed other Air Force missile personnel who describe identical events occurring at other Air Force missile bases.
The King program may be viewed here:
Hastings, an independent UFO researcher and lecturer, says that his interest in UFOs also began in 1967, when he was present at the air traffic control tower at Malmstrom, during a two-week period of intermittent UFO activity at the base's missile sites. "One night, five UFOs were tracked on radar for several minutes", he recounts, "and jets were launched to intercept them. I later learned from Air Force sources that as the jets closed in, the UFOs performed a vertical ascent and left the area at enormous speed—far beyond the capability of any aircraft."
Since that incident, Hastings has devoted countless hours researching UFOs and the U.S. government's covert response to them. He has spoken at over 500 American colleges and universities since 1981, in an effort to bring to the public the intriguing information he and other researchers have obtained. His book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites is available at www.ufohastings.com.
"I am not condemning any government agency for its policy of secrecy regarding UFOs," says Hastings, "but I believe that the American public, and people everywhere, should be given the facts."
Contact Robert Hastings at [ ufohastings AT aol DOT com ] for information about his lecture fee and availability.