“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.”
-Robert L. Hastings.
Robert L. Hastings was born May 6, 1950, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Sandia Base, where atomic weapons were engineered. His father, Robert E. Hastings, was career U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1967 with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. In 1966–67, the Hastings family was stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, during one peak period of UFO activity at nearby Minuteman nuclear missile sites. In March 1967, Hastings witnessed five UFOs being tracked on radar at the base air traffic control tower. He later learned that these “unknown targets” had been maneuvering near ICBM sites located southeast of the base. This experience ultimately led to his decades-long research into the UFO-nukes connection.
Hastings received a BFA in Photography at Ohio University in 1972, and worked as a photographic technician at Northern Illinois University for eight years. In 1981, after conducting numerous interviews with former and retired US Air Force personnel regarding their knowledge of nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents, Hastings ventured out on the college lecture circuit to speak about the U.S. government’s cover-up on UFOs. To date, he has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as Oxford University in England.
In 1986–88, Hastings retrained in Electron Microscopy at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, and received a certificate in Materials Science Applications. Between 1988 and 2002, he was employed as a laboratory analyst by Philips Semiconductors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but continued lecturing at colleges in his spare time. Now retired, he continues to promote public awareness of the reality of UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites.
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.
About his book:
UFOs and Nukes provides the startling and sometimes shocking answers to these questions. Veteran researcher Robert Hastings has investigated nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents for more than three decades and has interviewed more than 120 ex-US Air Force personnel, from former Airmen to retired Colonels, who witnessed extraordinary UFO encounters at nuclear weapons sites. Their amazing stories are presented here.
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