‘These Craft Have Disrupted Our Weapons’

Nuclear Missiles Activated
A line in the sand

‘Nukes’ author contemplates the last taboo

“The nuclear bomb is the most irrational weapon ever invented. It
can be employed to no rational purpose. It is not even an effective
defense against itself” — George Kennan

     It’s been fascinating to watch the UFO conversation
evolve from a political campaign killer to a re-election campaign logo
over the past 15 years. Who would’ve thought, after watching Dennis
Kucinich getting mauled by laughter during a 2007 presidential primary
debate, that Congress would ever contemplate inviting federal employees
to talk openly about what they saw or discovered while on duty?

Well, if Rep. Michael Gallagher’s (R-WI) proposed add-on to

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2023 National Defense Authorization Act survives peer scrutiny in the House and
the Senate, military intelligence is going to be facing hard choices. Among
other things, the amendment would create a safe haven for federal employees and
contractors to speak freely about their UFO experiences without getting
penalized for violating security oaths. Co-sponsored by House Democrat Ruben
Gallego, the bill would install a “secure system” – within the Pentagon’s UFO
office, whatever they decide to name it – for banking those reports. Congress
would then have full access to that data, although the proposal avoids language
about public release.

Similarly, in the Senate, a bill backed by Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio
(R-FL) will advocate “enhancing oversight of the IC and Department of Defense
collection and reporting on Unidentified Aerospace-Undersea Phenomena,”
whatever that means. Details are forthcoming.

Back in May, during the 21st century’s first UFO hearing on Capitol Hill,
Gallagher was the guy who managed to drop the controversial Wilson-Davis notes
into the Congressional record. He also tried pressing Pentagon bureaucrats
Scott Bray and Ronald Moultrie for answers on the ticking bomb nobody wants to
discuss – UFOs’ unmitigated access to the nuclear arsenal.

While Bray and Moultrie sat poker-faced, the investigator who wrote the
textbook on the phenomenon’s ability to tamper with America’s strategic assets
wonders if lawmakers are fully aware of what they themselves are about to
tamper with.

“I’m amazed at what’s happened since 2017 and the New York Times article came
out – I never expected to see these kinds of developments in my lifetime,”
says Robert Hastings from his home in rural Colorado. “But it’s clear the
nuclear cases are still a taboo subject for any kind of acknowledgement.

“Aside from (the late Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid, no public official
has publicly stated they’re messing with our nukes. But if you’re willing to
talk about it openly, that this surveillance is ongoing and on some occasions
these craft have disrupted our weapons – well, once you let that horse out of
the barn, you pretty much can’t go back.”

Author of the groundbreaking UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at
Nuclear Weapons Sites
in 2008, Hastings’ decades-long expedition into the Cold
War’s darkest secret also generated a companion documentary. Both give voice
to the 167 mostly Air Force veterans who’ve been willing to speak out. Last
year, Pentagon whistleblower Luis Elizondo cited Nukes as a must-read for the
ostensibly uninitiated like Bray and Moultrie. Launch control officers,
targeting officers, maintenance officers, security personnel – some gave real
names; others, fearing reprisal, remained nameless. Either way, Hastings says
his book is just the first draft of a national security breach whose scope is

“If what (Gallagher, Gallego, et al) propose goes into effect, I think it
could indeed be a gamechanger for some of these folks,” he says of the pending
NDAA amendment. “There must be thousands, if not tens of thousands, maybe even
more veterans since the 1940s who’ve had these experiences and who are gonna
take their stories to the grave because they’re afraid of losing their
retirement or whatever. So this is a step in the right direction.”

Want real answers? Hastings says calling administrators to testify is
pointless. Ask the veterans themselves instead, the ones who were there. Who
knows – maybe a congressional appeal for witnesses could even embolden any
surviving airmen to step up and vouch for David H. Schuur. Schuur’s testimony
in UFOs and Nukes is the most undie-staining chapter in the book.

Schuur couldn’t remember which year it happened, 1966 or 67. The evidence
places him with the 455th/91st Strategic Missile Wing at North Dakota’s Minot
AFB from December ’63 to November ’67. He was a 1st lieutenant on alert duty
at Echo Launch Control Facility that unforgettable summer night long ago. Echo
Flight was one of 15 LCF platforms designed to fire Minuteman missiles at the
Soviet Union. Each flight was armed with 10 missiles apiece.

Schuur was below in the LCF when the UFO approached the missile fields and
topside security started freaking out. He followed the drama as it unfolded in
real time via network communications. Described only as a large bright object,
the intruder first hovered over Alpha Flight, apparently “moving from missile
to missile” and scrambling control panels with “spurious indicators.” Wing
command alerted SAC headquarters as the object visited one LCF after another,
Bravo, Charlie, Delta, etc., in the sequential order of their semi-circular
configuration, finishing up with Oscar at the end.

As it passed over Echo, the console boards also lit up with “spurious
indicators” on “maybe six, seven or eight” missiles, which indicated the UFO
had triggered a terrifying “Launch in Progress” signal. Schuur’s team had to
stop the countdown with manual overrides. The grid returned to normal after
the object departed; Schuur was convinced the UFO had “scanned” each and every
missile in Echo’s subterranean holsters. Expecting a full debriefing the next
day, Schuur said a base operations officer told them only “there was nothing
to discuss.”

One would obviously like to hear more from Mr. Schuur, but he died in 2013 at
age 73. Are the other airmen on duty that night all gone as well? Any
Congressional probes into mid-20th-century nuke incidents – including those
where entire flights were rendered inoperable – will be racing the undertaker
for witnesses. Back then, says Hastings, there were likely no standardized
protocols for tightening nondisclosure agreement screws on service personnel
because the materialization of UFOs no doubt caught command by surprise as

However, a number of witnesses in Hastings’ book – some of whom had signed
NDAs – also reported being grilled by Air Force Office of Special
Investigations units. He predicts legislators investigating nuclear breaches
won’t get far without bringing heat on the AFOSI.

“That’s where the family jewels are, that’s where the files are,” Hastings
says. “And until they’re made public, or at least where congressional members
can publicly talk about those records, I don’t see any real movement forward
on the nuclear cases.”

Given how the USAF has been ostentatiously invisible during the last four
years of disclosures, that begs the question of where the Pentagon will draw
the line from which no outsider, lawmakers or not, may cross. Is it the nukes?
Or something else?

“I’ve said to my lecture audiences over the years that, let’s suppose someone
in the Pentagon finally publicly acknowledges the nuclear cases,” says
Hastings. “Presumably a large number of Americans are gonna go, holy cow, if
that really happened, what about everything else? What about alien abductions
– are they real too?”

Along with co-author and USAF veteran Bob Jacobs, Hastings produced a
first-person response in 2019 with the publication of Confession: Our Hidden
Alien Encounters Revealed
. Whether anyone believes him, he says, is

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