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Robert Hastings Requests Your Assistance

From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 11:42:59 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:06:57 -0400
Subject: Robert Hastings Requests Your Assistance

The James T. Carlson Problem

Robert Hastings Requests Your Assistance

By Robert Hastings

Over the past 37 years I have interviewed more than 120 former
or retired U.S. military personnel regarding their knowledge of
UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era.

On September 27, 2010, seven of those individuals participated
in a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington
D.C. to discuss their personal experiences in such cases. The
event was streamed live by CNN and thousands of articles and
broadcast news stories"the great majority of them accurate and
objective"have been generated worldwide over the past month.

Four of the press conference participants discussed UFO activity
at Malmstrom AFB's ICBM sites in 1966-67:

Dr. Patrick McDonough revealed that one night, while working as
an Air Force geodetic surveyor at a not-yet activated missile
site, a disc-shaped UFO had raced in and briefly hovered,
silently, some 300-feet above his head.

Retired Lt. Col. Dwynne Arneson, the Officer-in-Charge of the
28th Air Division's Communications Center at Malmstrom in 1967,
told of reading a secret message about a UFO hovering over a
missile site just before it and nine other ICBMs mysteriously

Former Captain Robert Salas, a missile launch officer at
Malmstrom, spoke of being on alert at a 10-missile group
designated Oscar Flight, probably on March 24, 1967, when his
missiles failed"moments after his head security guard had called
the launch capsule to report a glowing oval-shaped object
hovering over the Launch Control Facility. Salas has publicly
spoken about this incident since 1995 and was the co-sponsor of
the press conference.

Finally, a former missile targeting officer, then-Lt. Robert
Jamison, spoke of being involved in the re-start (re-targeting)
of the Oscar Flight missiles. Jamison said that all of the
targeting teams involved in the action were briefed before going
to the missile sites and were explicitly told that UFOs had been
involved in the ICBM shutdowns.

All of these individuals spoke out because they believe, as do
I, that the U.S. government needs to be candid with the American
people, and humans everywhere, about the reality of the UFO
phenomenon and, in particular, the UFO-Nukes Connection.

Now, although these courageous individuals have come forward and
divulged their involvement in still-classified incidents, in the
hope of raising public awareness, a UFO debunker named James T.
Carlson has been posting countless items on-line over the past
two years, calling these veterans (and others who were involved
in the missile shutdown incidents) liars, or worse. In
particular, Bob Salas and I have been singled-out for his wrath.
Carlson's father, Eric Carlson, was one of two missile launch
officers who were present at Malmstrom's Echo Flight on March
16, 1967, when all 10 of their ICBMs shut down.

While the senior Carlson claims not to remember any mention of a
UFO being present at the time, the other officer, now-retired
Col. Walter Figel, has told me, and Salas, that he received a
report of a "large, round" UFO hovering over one of the missile
sites just moments after it failed, and shortly before the other
nine malfunctioned as well. Figel also verified that other
security personnel subsequently corroborated the presence of the
UFO. All of these admissions are on audio tape and one may
listen to them via links in my article The Echo/Oscar Witch
Hunt, posted at The UFO Chronicles website.

Unfortunately, James T. Carlson believes his father's version of
events "that no UFOs were present at Echo Flight when the
missiles went down"and has spent the last two years slandering
and libeling anyone who contradicts this claim. James has
further alleged that Bob Salas has completely fabricated the
story of his own involvement in a second shutdown incident, at
Oscar Flight, even though the other officer present at the time,
retired Col. Fred Meiwald, has verified its reality.

In any case, the time has come for me to take inventory, in
preparation for a possible legal action: While I am aware of
numerous posts by James Carlson about all of this"on blogs at
several websites"I'm certain that I've missed many more, given
that they run into the hundreds at this point. So, I am seeking
the reader's assistance:

I am asking that persons who want to the truth about the
incidents at Malmstrom AFB in 1967 to be established"once and
for all"to scour the Internet and locate posts in which Carlson
has referred to me (or Bob Salas) as a "fraud", a "liar" a
"hoaxer" or similar defamatory terms. I am also interested in
posts where James claims that he has "proved" that Mr. Salas and
I have misrepresented the facts. Those willing to assist me in
this regard should send me links to the offending posts at:


Thank you,

Robert Hastings

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