| My public face is that of the leading researcher of UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites, as revealed in hundreds of declassified U.S. government documents and the testimony of more than 160 U.S. military veterans whom I’ve interviewed over the past 46 years. Some of those individuals, including a few retired colonels, say that UFOs have actually tampered with American Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), rendering them temporarily inoperable.
On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed my press conference in Washington D.C., during which seven of those
By Robert Hastings
veterans discussed their personal UFO encounters at ICBM sites and nukes storage facilities. The press release announcing the event went viral on the Internet, suggesting extensive, worldwide interest in the topic.
Significantly, in the months following the groundbreaking December 16, 2017 article in The New York Times, revealing the existence of a classified Department of Defense UFO study known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), three persons affiliated with that project—former U.S. Senator Harry Reid, former AATIP director Luis Elizondo, and former AATIP physicist Hal Puthoff—have publicly acknowledged repeated UFO incursions at ICBM sites over the years, including cases involving unexplained missile system disruptions.1
Consequently, the still-classified events that I have been researching since 1973, and lecturing about since 1981, have now been authoritatively verified as real and characterized as a potential threat to U.S. national security.
However, concurrent with my investigations and public speaking, there has also been an intentionally unpublicized aspect of my involvement with the UFO phenomenon. As I am about to divulge in a new book, over the past three decades a series of bizarre, frightening incidents have occurred involving direct interactions with what I have come to believe are non-human entities. In other words, I am an experiencer or, expressed more dramatically, an alien abductee.
As I readily admit, I cannot indisputably prove that these visitations/abductions actually took place, but having endured them again and again, since August 1988, I steadfastly and unapologetically maintain that they were physical in nature and not explainable as misinterpreted prosaic events, or due to a psychological disorder, or the result of sleep paralysis. I never anticipated this situation and deeply regret that it entered my life, but it is very real and clearly beyond my control. Whether it materialized as a result of my research or some other factor is unknown, however, one strange childhood incident suggests that this otherworldly presence may have first appeared many years ago.
Understandably concerned that a frank public admission regarding all of this would negatively impact my reputation as a credible source for military-related UFO information, I have hitherto remained silent about my sometimes terrifying paranormal encounters. However, now that I am approaching the age of 70, and experiencing certain serious health issues, I’ve concluded that the time has come for me to openly acknowledge my secret life.
But I am not the only one who is coming out at this time. The new book is co-authored by former U.S. Air Force officer and now-retired university professor Dr. Bob Jacobs, who has also had a number of apparent alien visitation/abduction encounters over the years. Jacobs is best known for his chance participation in the Big Sur UFO Incident, at Vandenberg AFB, California, in September 1964, during which a UFO was inadvertently captured on motion picture film by Jacobs’ telescopic camera crew during a missile test launch.2
Without warning, the domed, disc-shaped craft suddenly entered the camera frame, first pacing and then circling a dummy nuclear warhead in flight—before shooting it down with weaponized beams of light! Debunkers have unsuccessfully attempted to discredit this amazing case by repeatedly misstating the facts and ignoring the testimony of a second former USAF officer, Dr. Florenz Mansmann, who has confirmed that the Top Secret event did indeed take place. According to Mansmann, two CIA officers confiscated the filmed record of the shocking encounter and transported it aboard a “special aircraft” to Washington D.C.3
In conclusion, after years of investigating and writing about nuts-and-bolts UFO cases, I have now embarked on a new, challenging endeavor. Despite the pleas of several friends and acquaintances, urging me not to go public with my personal encounters, I have no regrets about doing so. Although not yet recognized as valid by most scientists and much of the public, the alien abduction phenomenon is real, global, and tremendously important. That these non-human entities are somehow part of humankind’s overall future seems clear to experiencers; one day it will undoubtedly be obvious to everyone.
Dr. Jacobs and I will appear on investigative journalist George Knapp’s Coast to Coast AM radio show on November 17/18, 2019, to discuss the book and our previously hidden encounters with the unknown.
1. Hastings, Robert and Jacobs, Dr. Bob. CONFESSION: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed, KDP Publishing, 2019, pp. 64-67
3. Dr. Florenze Mansmann to Lee Graham, personal communication, March 10, 1983