Robert Jacobs, USAF
Robert Jacobs, USAF retired
Professor Jacobs is a professor at Bradley University
where he instructs and advises radio/television majors. He
holds a PhD in Dramatic art and graduated from University
of California Santa Barbara. In the 1960’s he was in the Air
Force. He was the officer in charge of optical
instrumentation and his job was to film ballistic missile
tests launched from Vandenberg Air Force base in
California. In 1964, during a test of the first missile they
filmed, they caught on film a UFO traveling right next to the
missile. He says it looked like two saucers cupped
together with a round ping-pong ball like surface on top.
The film showed that from the ball a beam of light was
directed at the missile. This happened four times, from four
different angles, as the missile was about 60 miles up and traveling at 11,000 to 14,000 miles an hour.
The missile tumbled out of space and the UFO left. The next day he was shown the film by his
commanding officer told to “never speak of this again.” He said, if it ever comes up you are to say that it
was laser strikes from the UFO. Professor Jacobs thought this unusual because in 1964 lasers were in
their infancy in the labs but he never the less agreed and hasn’t talked about it for 18 years. Years later,
after an article came out about the film, professor Jacobs started receiving harassing phone calls at early
hours in the morning. His mailbox was even blown up out in front of his house. What we photographed
up at Vandenberg Air Force Base affected me for the rest of my life and made a huge impact on my
understanding of the universe and of Governmental manipulation of our minds.