The Pentagon’s UFO office is investigating historic reports of mysterious objects interfering with key nuclear missile silos.
Two Air Force veterans told DailyMail.com they have testified to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) this month about their experiences of UFOs interfering with US nuclear missiles.
One email shows AARO staff contacted former US Air Force ICBM launch officer Robert Salas to gather information about his chilling encounter with an orange flying disc that inexplicably turned off 10 warheads at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana in 1967.
And another former officer, Dr. Robert Jacobs, has briefed AARO on a 35mm film he shot for the Air Force in 1964 that allegedly caught a flying saucer shooting a test missile out of the sky.
The accounts offer a rare glimpse into the often classified work of the government unit tasked with probing unidentified phenomena in the air, sea and space.
AARO director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick is also interviewing nine other witnesses of similar cases, according to author Robert Hastings, who has previously spoken to 167 veterans regarding ‘more than a hundred UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era and beyond’. Hastings wrote a book on the incidents called UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.
In a blog post on Sunday, he revealed that he had been asked by Kirkpatrick to connect him with Salas, Jacobs, and other witnesses, after an unnamed Senate staffer read the book and recommended it to the AARO director for investigation. Salas, 82, told DailyMail.com he was impressed by the outreach, after decades of having his account either ignored or denied by the government.
‘I’ve been wanting to tell a government agency my story for over 50 years,’ Salas told DailyMail.com. ‘It was a great big relief. ‘They were very magnanimous. They listened intently. I gave them a complete report on the Malmstrom incidents. ‘I’m more confident now than I was going in that they’re trying to make a sincere effort.’
One AARO staffer wrote to Salas on Friday thanking him for giving evidence to the UFO office, in an email obtained by DailyMail.com. ‘I want to pass along a big “thank you” from the AARO team,’ the email said. ‘Your dedication to this issue and the resources, time, and energy you invested in researching and documenting your experience, and associated events, are greatly appreciated.
‘I’m glad we were finally able to document this accounting and evidence into the intelligence record and will include this information in our investigation as an authorized disclosure IAW [in accordance with] the FY23 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act].
‘I’m hopeful the collective contributions of patriots like you and the current level of government interest and investment will provide answers to the questions the citizens of our country have demanded for such a long time.’
Salas gave an interview to DailyMail.com last year about his fury that Pentagon chiefs seemed unaware of the disturbing and unexplained shutdown of US nukes at his Malmstrom base when questioned about it in the public congressional UFO hearing in May.
Since then the 2023 NDAA, the annual defense spending bill, has been signed into law with an amendment requiring AARO to review government files on all UFO incidents going back to 1945 – explaining Kirkpatrick’s interest in the 1967 Malmstrom case.