Robert L. Hastings was born
May 6, 1950, in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, at Sandia Base,
where atomic weapons were
engineered. His father, Robert E.
Hastings, was career U.S. Air
Force, retiring in 1967 with the
rank of Senior Master Sergeant.
In 1966–67, the Hastings family
was stationed at Malmstrom
AFB, Montana, during one peak
period of UFO activity at nearby
Minuteman nuclear missile sites.
In March 1967, Hastings
witnessed five UFOs being
tracked on radar at the base air
traffic control tower. He later
learned that these “unknown
targets” had been maneuvering
near ICBM sites located
southeast of the base. This experience ultimately led to his decades-long research into the UFO-nukes
Hastings received a BFA in Photography at Ohio University in 1972, and worked as a photographic
technician at Northern Illinois University for eight years. In 1981, after conducting numerous interviews
with former and retired US Air Force personnel regarding their knowledge of nuclear weapons-related
UFO incidents, Hastings ventured out on the college lecture circuit to speak about the U.S. government’s
cover-up on UFOs. To date, he has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as
Oxford University in England.
In 1986–88, Hastings retrained in Electron Microscopy at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton,
California, and received a certificate in Materials Science Applications. Between 1988 and 2002, he was
employed as a laboratory analyst by Philips Semiconductors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but continued
lecture at colleges in his spare time. Now retired, he continues to promote public awareness of the reality
of UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites.
Although most people are completely unaware of its existence, the UFO-Nukes Connection is now
remarkably well-documented. U.S. Air Force, FBI, and CIA files declassified via the Freedom of
Information Act establish a convincing, ongoing pattern of UFO activity at American nuclear weapons
sites extending back to December 1948.
Moreover, these mysterious incursions are not ancient history, so to speak, occurring only during the
Cold War era. Indeed, evidence suggests that multiple, ongoing incidents have taken place near ICBM
sites operated by F.E. Warren Air Force Base, in Wyoming, as recently as June 2011.
For nearly 40 years, noted researcher Robert Hastings has sought out and interviewed former and
retired U.S. Air Force personnel regarding their direct or indirect involvement in nuclear weapons-related
UFO incidents. These individuals—ranging from retired colonels to former airmen—report extraordinary
encounters which have obvious national security implications. In fact, taken to their logical conclusion,
these cases have planetary implications, given the horrific consequences that would result from a fullscale,
global nuclear war.
Significantly, the UFO activity occasionally transcends mere surveillance and involves direct and
unambiguous interference with our strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of
mysterious malfunctions of large numbers of nuclear missiles just as one or more UFOs hovered nearby.
(Declassified KGB documents confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former Soviet Union.)
To date, Hastings has interviewed over 120 military veterans who were involved in various UFO-related
incidents at U.S. missile sites, weapons storage facilities, and nuclear bomb test ranges. The events
described by these individuals leave little doubt that the U.S. nuclear weapons program is an ongoing
source of interest to someone possessing vastly superior technology.
On September 27, 2010 Hastings hosted the UFO-Nukes Connection press conference at the National
Press Club in Washington D.C., during which seven U.S. Air Force veterans discussed UFO incursions
at nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era. CNN streamed that event live; the full-length video is
The witnesses said that they felt compelled to speak out about the reality of UFO activity at nuclear
weapons sites and urged the U.S. government to finally reveal the facts to the American people and the
rest of the world.
Since 1981, Hastings has presented his research findings at more than 500 colleges and universities
nationwide, and possesses hundreds of highly favorable letters of recommendation from sponsors. “I am
not condemning any government agency for its policy of secrecy regarding UFOs”, says Hastings, “but I
believe that the public should be given the facts.”
Hastings believes that UFOs are piloted by visitors from elsewhere in the universe who, for whatever
reason, have taken an interest in our long-term survival. He contends that these beings are occasionally
disrupting our nukes to send a message to the American and Soviet/Russian governments that their
possession and potential large-scale use of nuclear weapons threatens the future of humanity and the
environmental integrity of the planet. In short, Washington and Moscow are being warned that they are
“playing with fire.”
To suggest that this scenario is the only explanation for widespread UFO sightings during the modern
era would be presumptuous, simplistic, and undoubtedly inaccurate. Nevertheless, Hastings believes
that the now well-documented nuclear weapons-related incidents are integral to an understanding of the
mystery that confronts us.