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C.E.: Ray Fowler On UFOs & Nukes

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 07:21:18 -0400
Archived: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 07:21:18 -0400
Subject: C.E.: Ray Fowler On UFOs & Nukes 

From: Francis Ridge <nicap.nul>
To: currentencounters.nul>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:13:11 -0500
Subject: [Current Encounters] Hastings and Salas


From: Ray Fowler <rfowler400.nul>
To: Francis Ridge <nicap.nul>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 10:36:23 -0400
Subject: Hastings and Salas

Hi Fran,

I havn't heard from either of these guys, have you? What is your
take on it so far? I was wondering what their reaction is to
Carlson's ebook.

Richard Dolan is writing an article about the latest back and
forths. I sent him the following and referred him to more info
in my books. I am not sure what his conclusions are going to be.
You can use the following if you have need. It was originally
addressed to Richard but I have copied it to some of the
negative blogs.




I worked for Sylvania Electric Systems (Then changed to GTE
Government Systems) for 25 years. I worked on the Minuteman
program for Twenty years. Sylvania was responsible for building,
testing and shipping the Minuteman Ground Electric Systems
equipment to Malmstrom and Grand Forks AFBs. In 1966 and 1967I
was responsible for tracking the testing, deliveries, movements,
etc. for this equipment. I was involved on a near daily
communicating by phone and at Sylvania with all major
contractors in-house and on-site. During this time, I began to
hear about UFO sightings taking place on these SAC bases and of
course enquired about them with these on-site contractors. I
heard that a flight of missiles had shut down at Malmstrom
during one of the incidents. I was curious to find out more so I
had the in-house representative for Boeing (Gene Whittington)
call the Assistant Base Manager at Malmstrom to ask him about
the shut-down. I was with him when he phoned. He had a very
short conversation, hung up the phone and glared at me saying
that he was told that it was a "hot potato" and that he was not
ever to ask about it again. He was not too happy with me for
asking him to make the phone call. My phone calls about UFOs
dried up. One of my confidants told me that his phone must have
been monitored as he was told by his boss not to share any UFO
information with me. During this time, I scratched down elements
of information from these calls on note pads for my own
information. Some got mislaid over time and some went with my
files to Barry Greenwood who may still have what was left in my
Minuteman files.

I then left that particular job and became involved with Program
Planning and Development and developed a new Cost Schedule
Performance program for all contracts. However, because of my
prior experience with Minuteman, I was made the in-house
representative for the Minuteman Program. During this time I met
two Launch Control Officers. One visited Sylvania as part of an
orientation. I was introduced to him by our contract
administrator named Irwin Saltzman. Irwin joked that I was
interested in UFOs. The LCF officer surprised us both by stating
that his LCF had been affected by a UFO. It turned out to be the
August 25, 1966 incident that Hynek wrote about in the Saturday
Evening Post, December 1966.

Still later, I became acquainted with another LCF officer that
had joined Sylvania after his discharge. When the subject of
UFOs came up one day during our conversation, he amazed me by
stating that one time all of his flight of missiles went down.
He nervously laughed when he continued that the personnel
topside were sighting UFOs. I cannot remember his name and think
that mostly likely he did not want his name to be used.

In 1973, the Christian Science Monitor interviewed me about some
local UFO sightings. When the reporter, Stephen Webbe found out
that I worked on Minuteman, he asked me questions about the
missile. I casually mentioned that there was a UFO/Minuteman
connection. This led to my telling him about what I had heard
about UFOs affecting the capability of the missiles. Most of the
interview was about local sightings so I got a big surprise when
I returned to work shortly after. I found that SAC(Captain Rick
Fuller) had called to complain about a headline story in the
Christian Science Monitor about Minuteman being affected by
UFOs. Then, one of the persons working for me happened to be in
the Industrial Relations manager's office and heard him talking
about me on the telephone. It turned out to be the UFO officer
at the Pentagon - Colonel Colman.

I was chewed out by the Department Manager and the Vice
President and General Manager was also upset. I was told that
there were very unhappy with me if I had used my position at
Sylvania to obtain this information. They said that if this were
so that the Air Force threatened to send an official letter of
displeasure to my file. I immediately thought of Doctor Hynek's
article about the incident and said that UFOs affecting
minuteman information was in the public domain. Hynek sent me
some material and I brought it to the manager. No letter of
displeasure was sent. If it had been sent, I could have lost my
clearance which would have seriously affected by job.

In the meantime, Stephen Webbe was told by the Air force that
the missiles had gone down due to a local power failure!!!  I
told Stephen that this was absurd and impossible. The missiles
had back-up generators and acid (later Lithium built by
Sylvania) batteries to keep the missiles operational. I don't
think that the good colonel was happy when Stephen got back to
him. But, the admission that a flight of missiles did go down
was very interesting.

I hope that the above is helpful, I've glanced through other of
my books and find bits and pieces of what i had heard from phone
calls from on-site. If I had known that LCF officers were going
to go public later on, I would have been more careful
documenting such information.


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