Could UFOs be eying our nuclear missiles? Could they be sending us a message about our nuclear program? One UFO researcher thinks so, and he believes he has the first-hand accounts of former military personnel to prove it.
Speaking at the National Press Club, UFO researcher and author Robert Hastings presented seven former military personnel to the press in order to detail eyewitness, and some second-hand, accounts of UFO sightings near nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons facilities.
"I believe -- these gentlemen believe -- that this planet is being visited by beings from another world, who for whatever reason have taken an interest in the nuclear arms race which began at the end of World War II," said Hastings.
Some of the former military personnel present said that UFOs hovering over silos around Montana’s Malmstrom Air Force Base in 1967 appeared to have temporarily deactivated some of the nuclear missiles, CNN reports.
Hastings interprets that as a message: "Regarding the missile shutdown incidents, my opinion … is that whoever are aboard these craft are sending a signal to both Washington and Moscow, among others, that we are playing with -- firethat the possession and threatened use of nuclear weapons potentially threatens the human race and the integrity of the planetary environment."
However, that feeling doesn't resonate with everyone:
A reporter asked how many of the former military personnel subscribed to Hastings’ theory that the message of extraterrestrials is that humans should get rid of nuclear weapons, and how many of them believed that we should get rid of nukes. Of the seven, it appeared that only [one] raised his hand.