From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:56:42 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:32:37 -0400 Subject: Hastings On 'Roswell FBI Memo: Baloney Or Hogwash?' --- Christian Scienc Monitor http://tinyurl.com/3pe98k3 Yes, the recent furor over the March 22, 1950 FBI memo is almost certainly much ado about nothing. Ben Radford, the managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer, published by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, is correct about that much at least. However, over the years, CSI (and its earlier incarnation, CSICOP) has gotten almost everything they've published about UFOs wrong. (And those pesky, almost completely unpublicized links between some of its leading members and the U.S. government's nuclear weapons program are, uh, interesting.) http://tinyurl.com/3pe98k3 Ironically, it was an article in the Christian Science Monitor, on Dec. 5, 1973, that provided one of the first glimpses into the UFO phenomenon's link with nuclear weapons. Raymond Fowler, a Minuteman missile project supervisor working for Sylvania Corporation, was the focus of the piece: Air Force Denies UFO Incident A United States missile program supervisor claims that mysterious unidentified flying objects have seriously imperiled national security. The Air Force denies it. Raymond E. Fowler, project supervisor on a Minuteman missile program near Boston, asserts that [UFOs] have penetrated the restricted air space above America's missile sites, jamming vital electronic equipment. He also says the objects eluded fighter aircraft scrambled to intercept them...Specifically, Mr. Fowler says he talked with an Air Force officer who had been in one of the subterranean Launch Control Facilities [LCFs] of a North Dakota Minuteman site on August 24, 1966, when radar operators picked up a UFO maneuvering over the base at 100,000 feet. The officer declared that the LCF's sophisticated radio equipment, that enables it to receive firing instructions from coordinating centers and transmit them to the silo Launch Facilities [LFs] was blocked out by static when the UFO hovered directly over it. Mr. Fowler recalls the officer saying that he could conceive of "nothing on earth" that could caused the equipment to malfunction from such an altitude, emphasizing that it was working perfectly before the object appeared overhead and after it left. Asked to comment on Mr. Fowler's allegations, an Air Force spokesman in Washington declared that SAC, that operates the site, "could find nothing in its unit histories to confirm the presence of unidentified flying objects over it or indeed malfunctions in its equipment on the date mentioned." Despite the Air Force's denial Dr. [J. Allen] Hynek insists that the base was buzzed by a UFO. "I went there as the Air Force representative and talked to the people concerned after it happened," he says. Dr. Hynek was at that time acting as scientific consultant to Project Bluebook. Mr. Fowler says he was told that communications between land strike-teams [armed jeep patrols] dispatched to a spot where the first UFO appeared to land and intercepting aircraft were completely jammed by strong radio interference. Moreover, he says, missile site control found intense static disrupting communications with its strike-teams. After UFOs had streaked away, Mr. Fowler claims that Air Force Intelligence teams, descended on the base telling those who had seen or heard anything to keep quiet... He cites a Joint Chiefs of Staff regulation last updated in 1966, that establishes a system for reporting UFO sightings to the Aerospace Defense Command at Colorado Springs... and imposes penalties for the unauthorized disclosure of UFO information. But says an Air Force spokesman: "We're out of the UFO business." --- On September 27, 2010, I co-sponsored the UFO-Nukes Connection press conference in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live, at which seven former or retired USAF personnel discussed their direct or indirect involvement in UFO incidents at nuclear weapons sites. A video of the event, with subtitles, is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jUU4Z8QdHI The sworn affidavits of the participants, as well as a small cross-section of declassified documents relating to UFO incidents at nukes sites--including the one mentioned in the CSM article above--may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/23ydwac An article regarding certain key CSICOP/CSI members' professional links to the U.S. government's nuclear weapons program, titled Reporter Duped By UFO Debunkers, may be found at my website. Things are not always as they seem folks. Do your homework. --Robert Hastings www.ufohastings.com Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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