Image: Robert Hastings has interviewed 140 former U.S. military veterans about UFOs, including a case from Ellsworth Air Force Base, pictured. Credit: Wikipedia.
U.S. intelligence leaks involving UFO activity seem to be a bit of a quandary for federal government agencies. How do you publicly admonish someone who is passing along information that the same government denies?
UFO-Nukes researcher and author Robert Hastings is putting the odd puzzle together, according to a July 30, 2013, press release issued from his website.
Hastings' research goes back to 1973 when he began interviewing former U.S. military personnel about UFO activity. In 1982 he went on the college circuit to reveal his findings. He now understands that the FBI had an interest in his research and possibly in the fact that he was disseminating that information around the country.
"In 2012," Hastings writes,
veteran UFO researcher and Freedom of Information requestor Larry W. Bryant sent me a letter he had received from the FBI -- in response to a FOIA request on my behalf -- in which the bureau acknowledged that their records indicated the existence of files on my UFO-related activities. However, according to the letter, a search for those files was unsuccessful because they were supposedly 'missing'. Neither Bryant nor I believe that to be the case.
During the same time period in 1982, Hastings believes that his telephone calls to military veterans were tapped.
Two technicians who had private communications with Hastings by email or telephone were contacted by their superiors.
Unfortunately, I was later informed by my contact that two of those missile technicians, upon retiring in June 2011, were informed by their superiors that a 'flag' had been placed in their Air Force service records, relating to their unauthorized disclosures about the incident.
Hastings believes that the same government policies that keep the UFO issue quiet are also hampering the UFO information leaks.
In this type of situation -- where active duty Air Force personnel leak information about UFOs near nuclear weapons sites to outsiders -- the Pentagon becomes trapped by its own deceptive policy of claiming that UFOs pose no threat to U.S. national security. (It was this official stance -- UFOs, even if they exist, are not a threat -- that was used to justify the closure of the Air Force's UFO study, Project Blue Book, in 1969.)
Read Hastings' complete statement here which includes a copy of a recent letter to the NSA requesting files related to Hastings.