“… the connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons is remarkably well
documented. Declassified files from the US Air Force, FBI and CIA reveal,
at least since 1948, a continuous and compelling pattern of UFO activity
at US nuclear weapons sites.”
Although it is a matter very unknown to the general
public, the connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons is remarkably
well documented. Declassified files from the US Air Force, FBI and CIA
reveal, at least since 1948, a continuous and compelling pattern of UFO
activity at US nuclear weapons sites.
Moreover, these mysterious incursions did not occur only during the Cold War,
but continue to occur today.
For more than 40 years, prominent researcher
Robert Hastings, one of the world’s leading experts on this issue and author of the
UFOs & Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, has located and interviewed dozens of current and retired members of the
U.S. Air Force, with whom he has spoken about the existence of UFO incidents
related to nuclear weapons. All these people, with multiple ranks and
assignments within the military framework, have revealed to Hastings numerous
extraordinary encounters with
obvious implications for national security. Indeed, taken to their logical conclusion, these cases have planetary
implications, given the terrible consequences that would result from a
full-scale global nuclear war. Significantly, UFO activity sometimes
transcends mere surveillance and involves direct and unequivocal interference
with strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of sudden and
unexplained failures of a large number of nuclear missiles just as one or more
UFOs hovered nearby. Declassified documents from the Soviet Ministry of
Defense confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former USSR.
To date, Robert Hastings has interviewed 167 military veterans who have been
involved in various UFO-related incidents at U.S. missile sites, weapons
storage facilities and nuclear bomb proving grounds. The events described by
these people leave little doubt that the American nuclear weapons program is a
source of constant interest to someone who possesses far superior technology.
On September 27, 2010, Hastings hosted the
UFO-Nukes Connection press conference at the National Press Club
in Washington DC, broadcast live on CNN, during which seven veterans of the
U.S. Air Force discussed UFO incursions into nuclear weapons sites during the
Cold War era.
In this exclusive interview with Jacobo de Andrés of
La Tribuna del País Vasco, Robert Hastings explains in detail four
decades of intense research on this phenomenon.
How did you become interested in the relationship between UFOs and nuclear
My father made his career in the United States Air Force. In 1967, he was
stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, which was, and still is, a
nuclear missile base. He worked in a huge building that was the radar center.
In March of that same year,
several UFOs were tracked on radar while flying near some of the missile
launch facilities, located in the surrounding countryside. I eventually learned about that
incident from my father and was fascinated by the idea of unidentified,
advanced aerial craft apparently monitoring our nuclear weapons. Eventually, a
civilian researcher named Raymond Fowler, who worked for one of the missile
system contractors, published information about this Malmstrom incident and
revealed that his colleagues at the base had informed him that UFOs had
temporarily disrupted the functionality of the missiles. That is, these ICBMs
could not be launched until they were repaired.
This revelation seemed very important to me and I decided to try to document
as many UFO incursions at nuclear weapon-related sites as possible. In 1973, I
began searching for and interviewing Air Force veterans who had knowledge of
these types of situations. Some of them were reluctant to talk to me because
the events they witnessed were still classified. However, to date, I have
successfully interviewed 167 U.S. military veterans who were involved in
various UFO incidents related to nuclear weapons between 1945 and 2010.
Also, I felt it was important for the American people to know that these kinds
of things were happening so, in 1981, I began lecturing on the connection
between UFOs and nuclear weapons at American colleges and universities. It’s
an ongoing phenomenon and I think people all over the world should be made
aware of it. Most of my taped interviews were included in my first book,
UFOs and Nukes.
In your opinion, and taking into account the numerous testimonies you have
collected throughout your research, what is the interest of UFOs in nuclear
I believe that those who operate UFOs are otherworldly beings who, for
whatever reason, have an interest in policing the possession of nuclear
weapons by humans. The fact that they have apparently disrupted the
functionality of these weapons on some occasions, according to U.S. and
Russian military veterans, may mean that the entities are sending an urgent
message to the nuclear powers: Listen! Get rid of these nuclear weapons! If
you use them on a large scale, you will destroy your species and ruin the
environment of your planet! This is just speculation, of course, but many of
the veterans I’ve interviewed have the same opinion.
Obviously, many questions about UFOs remain unanswered. For example, if aliens
actually operate the incredible aerial craft, how do they get to Earth, given
the vast distances between star systems. They must have a knowledge of physics
that we don’t yet have… And why would they be interested in human society in
the first place, including the wars we wage incessantly? What else are they
doing while visiting here? Are they involved in other activities that we would
find threatening? Clearly, there are many questions that could be asked.
What is the case that has most caught your attention of all those you have
The most dramatic incident I know of is perhaps the Big Sur, California case,
where apparently a UFO used beams of light to push a dummy nuclear warhead out
of its suborbital flight path, during a missile test at Vandenberg Air Force
Base in September 1964. This event was inadvertently filmed with a
high-powered telescopic camera. When examined, the motion picture film showed
a disc-shaped ship with a dome suddenly appearing in the camera frame; It
began to pace the warhead and then flew around it and directed four laser-like
beams at it. Seconds later, the warhead began tumbling and soon fell into the
Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles short of its target.
I think the beings aboard that UFO were demonstrating that they had the
ability to destroy our missiles in flight. In the early 1980s, two former Air
Force officers, Dr. Robert Jacobs and Dr. Florenze Mansmann, confirmed the
reality of the incident. Jacobs headed the telescope team and Mansmann was the
photographic analyst at the base. Mansmann said the UFO was undoubtedly an
alien craft. He also revealed that two CIA agents quickly confiscated the film
and made him swear he would keep the secret. Years later, Jacobs said he began
receiving anonymous death threats over the phone after publishing this story
in a magazine.
As he reveals in his book
Confession: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed, extraterrestrial phenomena have also been very present in his private
life. What is the presence of these non-human intelligences in your day to
Yes, sadly this is true, and the incidents are physically real, not
psychological fantasies, despite what skeptics claim. I kept information about
my private experiences secret until 2019, because I knew that the
investigation I was conducting involving the military would be automatically
rejected by journalists and many others if I had frankly admitted that I had
been abducted decades ago by non-human beings.
However, three years ago I decided it was time to tell the truth. Like many
other humans around the world, I am an abductee and have had several
face-to-face encounters with the entities that are now commonly called “the
Grays.” While I vaguely remember a childhood encounter with them, most of the
abduction events I can recall with some degree of clarity began in 1988.
Basically, the beings appear unexpectedly and take me aboard their ship.
Sometimes, other people are present, and apparently they are also kidnapped.
Because the entities communicate through telepathy and have the ability to
erase our memories, most abductees only vaguely remember these events. But
there are countless credible accounts of these encounters in the available
literature, including books published by the late Dr. John Mack of Harvard
University, who studied and endorsed the reality of the alien abduction
I understand that all of this will seem crazy to people who have never had
these experiences, but this is actually happening, and scientists’ attempts to
explain it away as delusions due to sleep paralysis, or other mundane reasons,
simply do not correlate with known facts. But, really, I don’t understand the
reason why these beings take humans and perform procedures on them; I only
know that this has been going on for many years. Some abductees say the aliens
told them they are part of an alien program to create human-alien hybrids. If
that’s true, and I think it probably is, I can only say that I don’t remember
anything like it during my own abduction encounters. I have tried to explain
all this in great detail in my book
Confession: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed.
In your opinion, what are UFOs? And, above all, who are they?
I simply cannot deny the reality of my personal experiences. It is clear to me
that UFOs are technologically advanced spacecraft operated by non-human
entities. Where they are from, how they got here, and what their plans are,
are questions that remain unanswered for us. Maybe some people in the Pentagon
have the answer but, like most people, I have only a limited understanding of
what’s going on. However, I know for a fact that these beings are monitoring
and repeatedly disrupting the operation of our nuclear weapons. My research
confirms this beyond any doubt and
Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Pentagon’s secret UFO research group, called AATIP,
has publicly confirmed the existence of a link between UFOs and nuclear
weapons during several interviews in recent years. In fact, he recently
referred to me in a podcast, noting that I had done “a fantastic job” studying
and gathering the facts related to this subject.
If the general public knew everything you know about the UFO phenomenon, do
you think people should feel fear, excitement, worry, amazement…?
I believe that when the truth emerges, either by an official announcement by a
government, or by some action by these beings that cannot be denied, there
will be all kinds of reactions among human beings. Some people will be
frightened, others will reject the revelation of extraterrestrial visitation
as contrary to what is taught in the Bible which, in my opinion, is not true.
But those people will probably think aliens are demons or angels. However,
other people will welcome the revelation that aliens are real and hope perhaps
to learn from them, if they were willing to teach us about many things about
which we currently know little or nothing. But maybe the aliens won’t interact
openly with us, at least for a while. And perhaps they are indeed engaged in a
hybrid-entity breeding program with us, or other activities that should
concern us. I certainly have no answers. Who knows how things will actually
unfold? I’m 72 years old and probably won’t live to see the official
government admission that UFOs are operated by aliens, but when this finally
happens, it will certainly be an amazing and exciting event in human history.
* Special Thanks To Jacobo de Andrés & La Tribuna del País Vasco La Tribuna del País Vasco for exclusive permission to publish the english translation of this article