Ex-US Air Force First lieutenant Robert Jacobs claimed he saw a UFO firing four light beams at a nuclear missile undergoing testing on Thursday, Oct. 21.
In 1964, he said a UFO-like flying saucer circled the fake warhead during a test flight in California.
Dr. Jacobs, a professor at Bradley University, testified alongside other former American air force chiefs about how aliens tampered with weapons systems during tests, at nuclear bases, and even shut down missiles.
Giving his testimony at the National Press Club in Washington DC, he said: “I was part of a U.S. Airforce cover-up. It was shaped like a flying saucer and was firing a beam of light at our warhead.”
Jacobs had been dispatched to Big Sur in California on Sept. 14, 1964, in charge of a 100-man crew filming an Atlas-D missile launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base using high-speed instruments.
Dr. Jacobs said he was summoned to Major Florence J Mansmann’s office the next day, where three men in grey suits stood, whom he later alleged were CIA agents, reported NY Post.
He said: “Major Mansmann said lieutenant, sit down and watch this. He turned the projector on and the most amazing thing happened.”
Dr. Jacobs continued: “We could see the bottom three stages of that rocket filling the frame from 160 miles away.”
“It was amazing, the clarity was beautiful and we watched it go through all three stages of powered flight.”
“The nose cone opened up, and radar chaff, aluminum foil, spread out.
“We were testing to see if we could launch a nuclear warhead into orbit, slightly above the nuclear trash so that the Russians would aim their anti-missile missiles at the garbage, and our miniature warhead would fly over and obliterate Moscow.
“That was the game we were playing. Horrifying to think about it in retrospect.”
However, he claimed they witnessed an item following the test missile, traveling at 8,000 mph, from within the picture.
The UFO was alleged to have honed in on the warhead and fired four beams at it.
Dr. Jacobs said: “Then it flew out of the frame the same way it had come in. At that point, the warhead tumbled out of space.”
“The light came on, and Major Mansmann and the two guys in grey suits looked at me, and the major said, ‘were you guys screwing around up there (at camera site)? I said, ‘no, sir.'”
“And he said ‘what was that?’ and I said it looks to me like we have a UFO.'”
But the baffled young lieutenant was ordered to belt up, or else.
Dr. Jacobs said: “He escorted me to his door and said I don’t need to remind you of the seriousness of the security breach. I said no sir.”
“But as I left, he leaned over to speak in my ear, as if to say something the guys in the suits couldn’t hear.”
“He said ‘lieutenant if you were ever tortured in the future, somebody has you up against the wall and they’re frying your privates with fire, you can tell them this, it was laser tracking.”
“But we never had laser tracking in 1964.”
He added: “What we are here today to tell you, is this is a real event that is the most important event in the history of mankind. We are not alone.”
In addition to Jacobs, several other veterans also share their UFO sighting secrets.
“I waited 40 years before I opened my mouth, and that’s a long time,” said David Schindele, a retired captain who served as a nuclear missile launch control officer at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. “I had this terrible secret on my mind for all that time, and I felt such great relief to finally admit to my friends and close relatives what I experienced in the Air Force.”
Others, like veteran Robert Salas’ description of a bright red-orange object hovering at the gate of a Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Montana, have been told for decades and incorporated into the expanding realm of UFO lore. Salas participated at a similar press conference in 2010 at the same downtown press club, reported Military.
Salas has spent years compiling a list of other Air Force veterans who have signed witness statements recounting their own claimed incidents from decades ago.
He alleges that over eight days, UFOs appeared at various times and took 20 Minuteman ICBMs offline at multiple locations in the central United States, according to the evidence.
In Sept. 1966, Schindele and his commander went to a missile launch site near Minot. Eight airmen told him that ten missiles at nearby silos had failed due to guidance and control malfunctions after an 80 to 100–foot wide flying object with bright flashing lights hovered over the site.
Salas, then a first lieutenant stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, said he worked as a deputy commander of a missile combat crew deep in the underground nuclear missile control room in 1967. Salas claims that the site’s flight security controller contacted from above, scared and screaming.
According to Salas’ affidavit, “he said there was a large glowing, pulsating red oval-shaped object hovering over the front gate.” He alleges that alarms went off as he awoke his commander, indicating that nearly all of the ten missiles visible in the control room had been disarmed.
Even as claims of Navy contacts with unidentified flying objects have made national news and thrust UFOs back into the political mainstream for the first time in decades, none has piqued Washington’s interest.
Salas hoped the U.S. Air Force would finally break its silence on UFOs.