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UFO incident: Shut down of nuclear missiles by UFO witnessed by USAF captain, garners media coverage

April 14, 2009
National Intelligence Examiner

For decades a strict security oath kept captain Robert Salas of the USAF from reporting his experience of UFOs shutting down several nuclear missiles. Salas was in charge during an alarming incident at his Montana base early on the morning of March 24, 1967, when his missiles shut down after a UFO fired a pencil-thin red beam into the silos. Yet in 1995, he decided it was more important to break the secrecy than to honor his security oath.

After his initial revelation, Salas was encouraged that there were no negative repercussions, yet he was also in disbelief at the total lack of media interest in his riveting story. Still, the word spread among those with interest in UFO incidents. To date, at least 115 other ex-USAF witnesses have now come forward with their UFO stories, largely thanks to the courage of captain Salas.

In 2005, Salas took another giant step by co-authoring a book on the incident, Faded Giant: The 1967 UFO/Missile Incidents. Salas says this matter is too important for him to keep quiet. The media have been strangely silent about the stories of Salas and many other military officers who have come forward with testimony of direct involvement in UFO incidents. Yet the courageous captain received some consolation last week when the Herald Tribune of Sarasota, Florida featured him in an excellent article. In it, he describes how ABC initially showed interest in his story around the time his book was published. Here's a quote from that revealing article:

"I had high hopes for the Peter Jennings (UFO) special," says Salas in reference to the ultimately feckless ABC prime-time "investigation" in 2005. "They seemed really interested. They flew me out to Dallas and got two, three hours on videotape. But a week before the show, they called and said, 'Sorry, we've got to cut you out.' I don't know if somebody got to them or what. My own speculation is that these objects were saying we shouldn't be messing with nuclear weapons because we might destroy ourselves." But maybe that's not news.


Salas was one of the key witnesses in the revealing book Disclosure, compiled by former emergency room director Dr. Steven M. Greer of the Disclosure Project. This amazing book is a compilation of the testimony of over 60 respected government and military witnesses to eye-opening UFO incidents. Here's an excerpt from Salas' riveting story in the book.

My security guard says, "Sir, there's a glowing red object hovering right outside the front gate-I'm looking at it right now. I've got all the men out here with their weapons drawn". ... The nuclear-tipped warheads went into a "no-go" condition, meaning they could not be launched. That morning we lost anywhere from between 16 to 18 ICBMs at the same time UFOs were in the area and were observed by airmen. Bob Kominski headed up the organization to look at all aspects of these shutdowns. He was told by his boss that the Air Force said, "Stop the investigation. Do no more on this, and do not write a final report." This is very unusual, especially in light of the fact that headquarters was stating that this was of extreme importance.


For key excerpts of UFO testimony from high-ranking witnesses in this astounding book, visit this link. And here's a nine-minute clip of the testimony of this UFO incident by captain Salas given at Washington, D.C.'s esteemed National Press Club on May 9, 2001, along with 20 other government and military officials.

Salas is one of literally hundreds of former military and government witnesses who have come forward to share their direct experiences with major UFO incidents. Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon has also been outspoken of his knowledge of the UFO phenomenon. And just last week the Los Angeles Times reported on five witnesses who worked at the suspected center of many UFO controversies, Area 51, of which the government continues to deny the existence. These witnesses, one of whom acknowledges he was commander of the base in the 1960s, have come forward declaring not only the reality of Area 51, but of a major underground research complex and reverse engineered aircraft there.

Why is all of this not making media headlines? Why isn't the UFO issue being discussed widely in public forums and by our politicians? The box immediately below provides several ideas on what you can do to make a difference in informing the public and pressuring the media to do its job in reporting on all UFO incidents for which we have highly reliable military and government witnesses. We also invite you to comment below and let us know what you think. Are these military witness heroes or traitors for breaking their security oaths and talking about major UFO incidents?

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