Curently reading: Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon

unidentifiedUnidentified: The UFO Phenomenon: How World Governments Have Conspired to Conceal Humanity’s Biggest Secret by Robert Salas

Available September 22nd…

In 1969 the U.S. Air Force issued a statement that read‚ “No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security.” This statement is patently false. It has been proven untrue by the testimony of many military officers and airmen and documentation of incidents involving UFOs and nuclear weapons, testimonies of which the U.S. Air Force was fully aware. Unidentified details many of these testimonies, some for the first time.

As partial justification for its position, the Air Force cites a University of Colorado study that was contracted and paid for by federal funds. Unidentified reveals how this study was actually just another part of the plan to cover up the reality of the UFO phenomenon. For the first time, Unidentified publishes evidence that the investigators for the Colorado study knew about the UFO-related missile shutdown incidents but did not investigate them or include them in their final report.

Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon: How World Governments Have Conspired to Conceal Humanity’s Biggest Secret


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  1. In regard to Robert Salas’ claims that the investigators for the Colorado study knew about the UFO-related missile shutdown incidents but did not investigate them or include them in their final report, it’s important for readers to know that Salas is a complete liar and a fraud. This “testimony” he’s referring to is all based on Ray Fowler’s insistence that a UFO was involved in a well-documented failure of missiles at Malmstrom AFB in March 1967. Salas tends to negelect, however, that Fowler’s knowledge of the Echo Flight incident — the missile failures incident referred to — was extremely limited due to security classification of what was then a highly classified and open investigation into the cause of those failures. He didn’t even know the date on which those failures occurred!

    Robert Salas has proven himself a liar and a fraud, a charge repeatedly affirmed by those USAF missile crew personnel who were actually present when the incident took place. Both Salas and Fowler have repeatedly proven themselves to be as ignorant of the incident itself as they are dishonest regarding their discussion of the matter.

    For years, Robert Salas has refused to accept the claims of the only two people who were present at Echo Flight: Eric Carlson, the commander of Echo Flight, and Walt Figel, his deputy commander. Both men have repeatedly asserted that UFOs were not involved with any events at Malmstrom AFB in 1967, and have repeatedly maintained that Salas is merely “selling” claims to make an easy buck from the ignoirance of others. His publication of these “new” claims confirms once again that he is literally being paid to lie.

    If you wish to know exactly what happened in 1967, why the missiles at Echo Flight actually failed, and why the Oscar Flight claims he has made are so pointless, I’d encourage you to evaluate the following narratives, all of which you can examine without cost: [this one is an examination of the issues for those unfamiliar with the case, and describes in full the gross distortion of facts that Salas has decided to sell; it also details the errors made by Raymond Fowler and his ultimate responsibility for the UFO rumors surrounding Echo Flight — rumors that resulted entirely from his attempts to “alert” the USAF to a UFO presence that simply did not occur, and its alleged interference during a missile failures incident that he knew nothing about.]

    I would also recommend that you examine the numerous interviews and articles regarding these claims at the Reality Uncovered website: Many of the articles discuss the events at Echo Flight and Oscar Flight in March 1967, and include interviews with both the commander and the deputy commander at Echo Flight on March 16, 1967. To this day, Robert Salas insists that both men confirm his claims of UFO interference, which both men deny strongly.

    A lot information regarding this incident can also be found at the Reality Uncovered forum, in particular the Echo Flight Incident thread: Every single detail, digression, discussion or subject of argument asserted by Salas has been explained and discussed in great detail in the documents and on the websites you’ve been directed to. Not one question has been left unanswered, a statement that neither Salas nor Fowler can in turn honestly affirm. Salas is a proven liar who has created fiction and called it fact, something anyone willing to actually do the research can determine very readily for himself, as the events — contrary to Salas’ claims — have been declassified since before 1980. Both Fowler and Salas have repeatedly shown that they know very little about these missile incidents, and the absolute proof of this ignorance has been easily confirmed by both Salas’ and Fowler’s 1996 discussions of the case. Fowler’s responsibility for the numerous rumors that took place is also easily proven by simply examining his original notes from 1967. Fowler’s ignorance of a missile failures incident he knew nothing about combined with his illegal and dishonest attempts to alert the Condon UFO group to a highly classified investigation of an incident that had absolutely NOTHING to do with UFOs is equally obvious, as his original notes make clear, and created from nothing the UFO rumors that have plagued these events ever since. Fowler’s many documented errors of fact and his egregiously irresponsible attempts to disclose classified information — an illegal act he has already admitted to and should have been prosecuted for — makes him solely responsible for the very same UFO rumors that Robert Salas has used to convince others that UFOs were actually present at the time — a presence that has been repeatedly disproven and denied not only by the entire crew manning Echo Flight at the time, but by his own commander at Oscar Flight! All of this has been detailed in the article at

    Tim Hebert, an ex-USAF missileer himself, has also written some enlightening articles regarding the March 1967 case on his blog at: You should take the time to read them.

    Dr. David Clarke, for many years an accepted expert regarding the British military forces’ investigations of the UFO phenomenon, has also discussed this case in the context of the “UFO and Nukes” connection asserted by Robert Salas in his new book. You can read his article on the subject at

    The folk tales currently being spread by Salas have not merely been dismissed as one possible interpretation of their claims; they have been repeatedly dismantled and shredded — proven as lies by witness testimony and documented evidence. There is no doubt whatsoever that Robert Salas created this case outright from the leavings of Raymond Fowler’s stupidity and reckless disregard for the security classification this incident was wrapped up in at the time.

    There were no UFOs involved — it is a lie, and nothing more. Witnesses that Salas has presented to the public have actually come forward to dispute the claims he has made. They insist that their statements were taken out of context and distorted purposely in order to suggest the presence of UFOs where no such presence could otherwise be established. Salas has perpetrated a UFO hoax of the worst sort, and has attempted to destroy the reputations and career service of better men than himself.

    The commander of Echo Flight on March 16, 1967, CAPT (Ret.) Eric D. Carlson, has released the following definitive statement:

    “Let me start by stating that, as best as I can recall, my only contact with Salas and Hastings has been on the phone. I did tell Salas that he could release my name to whomever he wished, don’t know why he needed my permission. I have talked to a newspaper writer in Great Falls, several years ago, and a TV producer from one of those UFO shows. With both these individuals I denied any knowledge of any UFO’s at Malmstrom. In addition, I stated that there was no, repeat no, incident at Oscar flight as Salas maintains. The man is either lying or delusional.

    “My only contact with Hastings was a call I received from him regarding his book. I stated that his book sounded interesting and he later sent me a copy which I read and gave away …. At no time did I mention anyone’s mental status; yours, mine, his, or Salas’, although in retrospect I could comment on Salas’.

    “My memory is quite good regarding the events at Malmstrom and there is no doubt in my mind that there were no reports of UFO’s and no incident at Oscar flight. I will be willing to discuss this with anyone who is truly interested in the facts.”

    His deputy commander at Echo Flight, COL (Ret.) Walter Figel, Jr., has insisted as well that UFOs were not involved, and adds that his version of this event has been distorted by Robert Salas in order to give the impression that an actual UFO was involved. He asserts very strongly that no UFOs were involved, nor were UFOs ever reported. He has, in fact, been refreshingly open and definitive in regard to the events of March 1967, and has repeatedly confirmed all of the aspects of this story that I’ve made available and that my father, Eric Carlson, has repeatedly confirmed. It’s all just more of Salas’ pathetic nonsense.

    Walt Figel has released numerous comments regarding the incidents of March 1967, including the following definitive statement:


    “First – your dad has not lied about anything nor do believe that he is even capable of lying about anything at all. He was, is, and always will be an honorable man. You should remember that always – I will.

    “Second – Bob Salas was never associated with any shutdown of any missiles at any time in any flight and you can take that to the bank. Just think about this for a split second. He is a person wrapped up in UFOs to the Nth degree. Yet he could not remember he was not at Echo. Then he thought he was at November – wrong again. Then he thought he was at Oscar – wrong again.

    “Third – There is no record about anything happening at November or Oscar except in people’s minds that are flawed beyond imagination. Salas has created events out of the thin air and can’t get the facts straight even then. My best friend to this day was the flight commander of the 10th SMS at the time. He and I have discussed this silly assertion in the past couple of years – he thinks it is all madeup nonsense for sure. I put both Salas and Hastings in touch with him and he has told them both that an incident at November or Oscar never happened. In addition he was subsequently stationed at Norton AFB where the engineers tested the possible problems. No little green men were responsible.

    “Fourth – I have always maintained that I do not nor have I ever believed that UFOs exist in any form at any place at any time. I have never seen one or reported that I have seen one. I have always maintained that they had nothing to do with the shutdown of Echo flight in Montana.

    “Fifth – The event at Malmstrom has a hand written log from me that was turned in just like all the other logs that I wrote over several years. I would think that if I wrote something like that in the log, there would be copies, it would have been classified at the beginning and then released along with the classified SAC messages and base reports. Nothing in that urgent SAC message even hints of UFOs at all and I think that it would if the official logs or telephone calls had referenced that fact.

    “Sixth – When it happened, neither your dad nor I were “visibly shaken” by the events. It was just another day with a unexpected event in our lives. It was rather underwhelming at the time. No one rushed out to see us, no one made us sign any papers, no one interrogated us for hours on end.

    “There is no Air Force “cover-up” [of the events of March 1967]; it just did not happen the way Salas and has portrayed the course of events. I am sorry that you are all caught up in a pissing contest with these people, I really am. They are just not going to let go no matter what you say or do. He has made a 15 year career pandering about the country talking about things he has no knowledge about. I am not at all interested in taking them on – it’s not worth my effort – I have more important things to do with my life. I much rather just stay out of it.

    “Hopefully, we can move on. I did read about a briefing on the 27th here in DC. I am here in VA about 10 miles away. Interesting. Hopefully this helps you and confirms to you at least that your dad is a straight shooter and does not lie to anyone” [This statement regards the press conference Salas and Robert Hastings put together in 2010 in Washington, DC; neither Figel nor my father were invited to present their testimony — a somewhat odd development. given that Salas and Hastings both insist their testimony confirms their UFO claims].

    Robert Salas’ commander at Oscar Flight, Frederick Meiwald, insists that he doesn’t even believe in UFOs — a strange comment to make in light of Salas’ insistence that a UFO took out the missiles at Oscar Flight during an incident that resulted in an injury to one non-commissioned officer, requiring that man to be evacuated from the site by helicopter. When interviewed by researcher Robert Hastings, he stated unequivocably that he doesn’t remember anything at all about a UFO. In fact, Robert Hastings himself has written:

    “Meiwald then elaborated and said that he couldn’t support everything Salas has said about the incident because he had been resting/sleeping when the first missile or two dropped offline -— which occurred moments after Salas received a report from the Oscar Flight Security Controller about a UFO hovering over the Launch Control Facility’s front gate.

    “Although Salas had quickly told Meiwald about that telephone conversation, Meiwald says that he can’t remember it.”

    In another interview conducted by Hastings, Meiwald is equally clear:

    “RH: Okay. Now, when Bob, I think moments [after] he woke you up, or you got up and sat down at the commander’s consol—he of course had received a call from the Flight Security Controller, saying that there was a bright red, oval-shaped object hovering over the security fence gate—my understanding is that is what he told you as soon as you were at your consol, that he had received this call and, uh, that of course coincided with the missiles beginning to malfunction. Do you recall him telling you that?

    “FM: I really don’t remember that portion of it, relative to the bright object. I remember an unusual condition [but] as far as the details, uh, I can’t elaborate on that.”

    The following exchange is also revealing:

    “RH: Okay. He of course has also said that you two were, uh, when you were back at Malmstrom, you were debriefed by OSI and required to sign non-disclosure statements. Do you remember that?

    “FM: I remember being directed to do that. But that was no problem. I’ve been one of these people, when told to forget something, I forget it—eventually [inaudible].

    “RH: Right, well, is that a polite way of saying that you really don’t want to discuss this, even though you know more than you’re saying?

    “FM: No, I’m saying I don’t remember.”

    In a letter from 1996 from Meiwald to Salas, Meiwald insists that there was no debriefing by OSI and he was not required to sign non-disclosure statements in regard to any UFOs he allegedly witnessed, contrary to Salas’ testimony since 1996. He also states in that letter that what he recalls is very different from the bulk of Salas’ testimony. Meiwald has never confirmed Salas’ UFO claims, which is also contrary to Salas’ claims since 1996.

    For nearly ten years Salas also used Meiwald as a confirmation of the events at both November Flight and Oscar Flight, stating that either my father or someone else called Meiwald on March 16 and told him all about Echo Flight. When interviewed by Hastings, Meiwald stated, “Whatever happened over at Echo, I have no idea.” He has rebuffed completely all attempts by Salas to establish confirmation for the UFOs they’ve invented.

    Meiwald has also clearly stated in other interviews with Salas that only 3-4 missiles failed during the one missile failures event he has recalled. Salas insists the entire flight of ten missiles dropped offline, and again uses Meiwald as a confirmation. In addition, Meiwald has NEVER stated that the UFO story he told Salas in 1996 had anything at all to do with missile failures; it’s never even been mentioned in context.

    My father, the commander of Echo Flight in March 1967, was present when all ten missiles were taken off of strategic alert by an electronic noise pulse generated internally at the launch control facility. This pulse interfered with the normal operation of the logic coupler on the guidance and control module for that facility, causing thereby the failure of the missiles, which were, in effect, simply turned off. The incident was very well documented and was thoroughly investigated, and every word that Robert Salas has ever said on the subject has been repeatedly discounted or proven outright to be little more than lies and embellishments created for the purpose of making money from the sales of books, the sales of associated videos, and the speaking fees he charges as a matter of course when retelling these ridiculous little folk tales.

    There were only two witnesses at Echo Flight in March 1967: the commander of the flight, CAPT Eric D. Carlson, and the deputy commander, COL Walter Figel, Jr. Neither Salas nor Fowler were present, and their discussions of these matters has repeatedly proven how very little they knew in 1967 or 1996, and how much they’ve been willing to invent and lie about since then. The truth has been made very clear to those willing to examine the evidence instead of merely accepting that his claims are true: Robert Salas is a liar and a fraud who has repeatedly misrepresented the claims of the men actually involved in these incidents. He is a petty con-men and a fraudulent huckster — nothing more.

    Most sincerely,
    James Carlson
    Albuquerque, NM

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