May 20, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Witness Wants to Know Why Pentagon Didn't Investigate UFO Interference at Nuclear Missile Sites

The House Intelligence Committee hearings on UFOs this week were noteworthy for what they did – bring unidentified aerial phenomena to the center stage of American politics – but also for what they didn’t do, which a well-known UFO witness forcefully brought to the attention of the mainstream media still fawning over the whole idea that they were actually reporting about UFOs. Military veteran Robert Salas was not invited to the hearing, but he’s no stranger to talking about military UFO encounters. In October 2021, he and three other fellow veterans held a press conference in Washington to bring attention to an incident in 1967 which they swear happened -- all ten Minuteman One nuclear-tipped missiles (ICBMs) at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana mysteriously shut down due to failures in their guidance and control systems immediately following the appearance of UFOs above the base. They were ordered to keep quiet and did … until Salas found out other nuclear bases had similar experiences that same week with UFOs. Salas expected the hearing this week to openly discuss these incidents the same as the TikTok UFOs have been discussed. He was wrong.

Who or what shut down the missiles?

"There’s excessive secrecy surrounding the whole thing. There’s a cover-up ongoing and there must be an organized group within intelligence agencies that are holding these secrets.”

The U.S. Sun reported Salas’ statement after the hearing closed and only one mention was made of the Malmstrom UFO incident and the others which occurred over an eight-day period in 1967. That mention came in the form of a question from Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, who asked Scott Bray, the deputy director of Navy Intelligence, what he knew about reports of UAPs flying over "sensitive military facilities housing our nuclear forces" and specifically mentioned the one at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

“'That data is not within the holdings of the UAP [unidentified aerial phenomena] task force… I have heard stories, I have not seen the official data on that."

A shocked Representative Gallagher responded, "You’re the guys investigating it, I mean who else is doing it."

Well, there’s Robert Salas, Robert Jamison, a former USAF captain and nuclear missile targeting officer, David Schindele, a former USAF captain and nuclear missile crew commander, and Robert Jacobs, a former USAF lieutenant and missile test photographic officer, who were the panel for the October 2021 press conference where Jacobs revealed footage of a UFO trailing a secret rocket test – footage that prompted a threat from what he believed were CIA agents to say it was “laser tracking” if ever questioned. Did Bray not hear about that either?

"After the conference, I contacted somebody who was in touch with the UAP Task Force. The response I got was: "We already know your story so unless you've got something new, we don't need to hear what you've got to say.”

Well, if the task force already knew what Salas has been talking about and writing books about for decades, why was there no mention of it at the hearing this week?

It takes more than fences to keep out UFOs

"That's why it shocked me that Mr. Moultrie didn't seem to know anything about it – or if he did, he was wanting to avoid the topic. The shutting down of nuclear missiles, obviously, is a national security concern that they should have considered. Because Congressman [Mike] Gallagher pushed it, finally Moultrie agreed to take a look at these incidents. So I'm looking forward to briefing him once I get the call. I've been just waiting to hear from them. I offered to even go there on my own expense. I would be happy to fully brief any congressman, or anybody from DoD.”

Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie, a key Pentagon official at the hearing, finally capitulated to pressure from Representative Gallagher. Robert Salas has already proven with the October 2021 press conference he will spend his own money and time to investigate these incidents as much as a civilian can, but he knows only Pentagon and government officials can obtain and reveal the details of a national security situation that makes the TikTok encounters pale in comparison. As far as he’s concerned, what happened at the hearing is a cover-up of a message sent to the U.S. government.

“Their ability to disable all 10 intercontinental ballistic missiles within seconds, I think was a message regarding our folly in having nuclear weapons in the first place, and we ought to get rid of them.”

Will this new pressure on the UAP Task Force bring us any closer to disclosure on the Malmstrom Air Force Base UFO incident? Only time will tell.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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