Robert Hastings is a UFO researcher and lecturer who wrote the book “UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.” What sets Hastings aside from other alien enthusiasts is his focus on nuclear weapons cases. In September 2010, he hosted a press conference on the subject, which was live streamed on CNN.
Hastings shared his views with the Virginia Tech community last night in the Owens Banquet Hall. The Collegiate Times met with him before his lecture to ask him about his theories, as well as the connections he sees between UFOs and nuclear weapons.
How did you become interested in UFOs?
My father was career Air Force, and in 1967, he was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana, which was a nuclear missile base. He was aware of UFO activity at some of the (intercontinental ballistic missile) sites and objects being tracked on radar. It was clear that the UFOs were maneuvering near and even hovering above some of the underground nuclear missile silos. I was aware in a very peripheral way of what had gone on at the time.
Coincidentally, I had a job at the air traffic controller tower three nights a week as a janitor (as) a junior in high school. In March of ’67, I was present when the (Federal Aviation Administration) controllers who worked at the tower covered up the presence of five unidentified aerial objects being tracked. I brought that fact to my father’s attention. Unbeknownst to me, he made inquiries where he worked, which was called (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment). It was part of the Air Force’s radar system. They confirmed the presence of these unknown objects.
Can you explain the connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons?
Again, if one knows anything about the history of the Cold War era, the planet was basically on the edge of its seat, anticipating a nuclear exchange between the United States and the former Soviet Union at any given moment. We continually engaged in conveyed threats in using nuclear weapons against another. If there had been a full-scale nuclear exchange between the two superpowers, there would have been a great deal of collateral damage, including massive disruption of the Earth’s environmental system.
All of these very monumental developments have come to the notice of outside observers. We know about the collapse of the Soviet Union through documents that had been declassified in Russia. The Soviets had the same type of UFO activity at their nuclear weapon sites, just as the documents from our own government confirm.
This is not a question of some super-secret weapon that the Americans are using against the Russians and vice-versa. But quite clearly, the UFOs are from an outside third party of very sophisticated technological capabilities.
My sources have said, on a number of occasions, when a UFO hovered over our missiles, the missiles malfunctioned. I have multiple witnesses over the years that have confirmed that incident.
We know from declassified Soviet documents that similar incidents happened over there. This is quite clearly dramatic information I think is worth to be public information.
Where and how did you get your source information?