EXOPOLITICS: Extraterrestrials & the
Environment: Part II - Nuclear Power Plants
ETs & Indian Point Nuclear Facility
Re-Licensing with Remy Chevalier of FUSEUSA Advisory
Alfred Webre on
Extraterrestrials and Nuclear Weapons Factories-Nuclear Missile
Nuclear Power Plants 1944-2007.
Remy Chevalier founded the Eco-Saloon at the environmental
nightclub Wetlands in 1989. He's the editor-at-large and webmaster for
Electrifying Times, a magazine dedicated to electric vehicles on
newsstands since 1993. An investigative journalist and researcher, Remy
contributes to dozens of blogs and magazines.
30 years of experience as a music promoter, event organizer and
environmental activist, Remy created the Rock The Reactors (www.rockthereactors.com) campaign in April 2006
to bring national attention to the fight to shut down Indian Point using
viral marketing techniques, securing the participation of dozens of green
Webre, JD, MEd is the author of "EXOPOLITICS: POLITICS, GOVERNMENT AND
LAW IN THE UNIVERSE," a book that helped found the field of
Exopolitics – the science of relations between human society and advanced
Extraterrestrial civilizations in the Universe. Alfred is International
Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS),
dedicated to preventing the weaponization of space; transforming the
permanent war economy into a peaceful, sustainable New Energy-based, Space
Age society, and supporting cooperation amongst Life in the Universe.
Alfred has proposed a Truth Amnesty-Disclosure process to
facilitate release of advanced ET-derived New Energy technologies to heal
the biosphere and create a sustainable, peaceful Space Age society.
Editor’s Note: PICKERING , Ontario– UFOs have been
seen regularly in the area for many years. UFOs were seen on June
10, June 14, near the power plant and over Lake Ontario on June 20,
at 11:30 PM, and June 25. 2007
I am hesitant to make a report like this but the object I
observed over the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station that was
very similar to one reported over the station by other people, so it made
me realize that I wasn't the only one who thought that this object was a
bit odd. I presently work at the Pickering Nuclear Generating
Station near Toronto and I witnessed the object described over the
station by others on the FILER'S FILES # 26 - 2007
I usually arrive at around 6 AM, and have
breakfast in the cafeteria before going to work. My first sighting of
the object happened on the morning of June 25, 2007. I was leaving
the security building to enter the administration building when I glanced
up to see an object that seemed rectangular in shape. The object was fixed
in a horizontal position hanging over the back of the turbine auxiliary
bay on the A side of the building.
What caught my attention was
that it was something I had never noticed from that location before and
because it was so perfectly stationary I stopped walking to take a better
look. At first I was thinking that it may have been part of the
superstructure on the top of the building as it was so immobile. After
thinking about it for a few moments, I concluded that it must be part of
the building and it was connected by a guide wire or something.
dismissed the original sighting as being irrelevant and went inside and
quickly forgot about it.
Around 9 AM, I had to go to the Screen House building located
toward Lake Ontario. After walking from the Screen House going west I
looked up and saw the same object again and this time it was a bit
higher and slightly west of the vacuum building structure. The top of the
vacuum building is about 200 feet and this was about 200 to 300 feet above
it. I watched it for about five minutes and it did not move.
was absolutely stationary and that is the reason I stood there watching
it. In my mind no objects in flight are so stationary and that is the
reason it caught my attention. After watching it for a bit I saw a friend
of mine and I pointed it out to him. His analysis was that it maybe a kite
being flown from Frenchman's Bay, to the west of the plant. I was somewhat
inclined to agree with him and went back into the plant to continue my
Later on in the morning I walked out to the back of the plant
and it was gone. I searched the sky and to my amazement I saw it
again. It had changed locations. This time it was situated over the
cooling water inflow behind the vacuum building structure at about even
with its height (around 200 feet). I watched it for a couple of
Later on in the afternoon around 2 PM, I walked back out
again to see it in the same place behind the vacuum building
structure. It had not moved. I again wrote it off as explainable since it
reminded me of a surveillance drone observing
plant activities. In retrospect I should have informed security. The
object was dark and rectangular and may have been the size of a 45 gallon
drum. It was positioned horizontally not vertically.
don't make any claims that this was not a man made object but its
behavior was quite peculiar.
1945, in southern New Mexico, at Los Alamos Laboratories, scientists were
developing and testing the first nuclear weapons in great secrecy. The
need for extensive flight support and test facilities
reasonably near Los Alamos became apparent, and during September 1945,
units of the Z Division of Los Alamos Laboratory were moved to Sandia Base
unit was the predecessor of Sandia Corporation, which was organized in
1949. It became, and (as Sandia National Laboratories) remains, the
largest resident unit on Kirtland and has consistently been involved with
development and testing of special weapons and energy sources and systems.
Today this includes LASER weapons, particle beams, and plasma weapons -
"Star Wars" weapons.
Other nuclear-related units were formed at Sandia Base
and nearby Kirtland AFB, as the west side was re-designated in
1947. The Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (later the Defense
Atomic Support Agency, then the Defense Nuclear Agency) operated Sandia
Base and provided support to the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and military departments in matters concerning nuclear weapons,
nuclear effects, and testing. In addition, the Air Force Special Weapons
Command was established at Kirtland in 1949 and was re-designated the Air
Force Special Weapons Center in 1952 to help develop advanced nuclear
During the 1940s and 1950s, air defense, weather, and atomic
test squadrons operated form Kirtland, and people from both bases took
part in the nuclear test series conducted in Nevada and the Pacific.
These facilities in the southwest, including Kirtland, were
very important to us, and apparently, to someone else. On November 4,
1957, an incident occurred at Kirtland AFB (Ref. 1) that for years got
lost in the shuffle and was "explained away" by Air Force Project Blue Book. Even the
Condon Committee wrote it off. Then along came a
dedicated researcher, Dr. James E. McDonald from the University of
Arizona. He found that no one had really interrogated the witnesses and
that literally everyone had missed a very important close encounter with
something we still don't have in the U.S. inventory, an egg-shaped craft
that has been seen many times before to fly with its longer axis in a
There are three principal types of objects that eventually
belong to this group of "small" UFOs. One of them is a type "a"; an
egg-shaped machine about 6- to 8-ft long that flies with the long axis
vertical, comparable in size to a compact sedan. Manned or unmanned, this
was not a conventional aircraft that just happened to wander into
Kirtland's restricted airspace. It ha hovered over the "Drumhead Area" for
about a minute, just yards NE of the Weapons Storage Area bunkers,
and was very close to the area where the B-58 "Hustler" operated, which
was just beginning its nuclear qualification testing at the time.
the object had come in from the east and must have passed just north of
the main WSA at Manzano Mountain.
My interest in the "nuclear connection" began in the 1980's,
but my desire to pursue it further began just a few years ago while
writing my book (Ref. 2). I am well-versed in UFO military history, in
particular, and I've always been impressed with the first major sighting
wave in the United States, which was in the summer of 1947. Two years
before, in August of 1945, we were forced to drop two atomic bombs on
Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and almost 200,000 civilians perished.
Without any stretch of the imagination, it is now easy to see that
an "outsider" who had good intelligence information at the end of the
second World War, would have been able to predict that these weapons of
mass destruction, already used by one of the most civilized
countries on Planet Earth, would probably be used again. With 150
different tribes of people that existed on the planet, all of which had
tribal warfare as their number one pastime, this must have seemed likely.
In 1947 those weapons and those delivery systems were being tested in the
same region as the massive UFO activity: the Southwest.
The first major sighting wave occurred in the United States in
the summer of 1947 with over 800 reports in six weeks, half of which were
sightings of "daylight discs" or ""flying saucers"? The sightings peaked
and ceased within days of a reported crash of an object at Roswell, New Mexico, the HQ
for the 509th Bomb Group, the only atomic bomb group in the world.
more technically interesting and potentially-threating area on the face of
the Earth did not exist in the summer of 1947.
The "green fireballs", which were a piece of the UFO
puzzle that I had always avoided because they were very much like meteors,
and very much unlike "flying saucers", began to fit into the puzzle. These
strange objects were not meteors or foreign missiles, and they had high
selectivity for nuclear installations.
lot of people were concerned; some were worried.
UFO sightings near atomic power plants and other nuclear
installations were already on record. Project Blue Book's, Captain
Edward Ruppelt, in his 1956 book (The Report on Unidentified
Flying Objects) stated that "UFO's were habitually reported from areas
around "technically interesting" places like our atomic energy
installations, harbors, and critical manufacturing areas.
studies showed that such vital military areas as Strategic Air Command and
Air Defense Command bases, some A-bomb storage areas, and large military
depots actually produced fewer reports than could be expected from a given
area in the United States. Large population centers devoid of any major
'technically interesting' facilities also produced few reports. Whether he
didn't know, or couldn't say, the incidents near and over areas with a
nuclear connection were prevalent. There were over 193 incidents!
There were many, detailed reports, where objects had violated
airspace over atomic installations and caused major concern, ten years
before the one at Kirtland (1957) mentioned earlier, and they continued
after that up until one of the most dangerous times in world history,
Cuban Missile Crisis
I was the Director of the UFO Filter Center at Mt. Vernon,
Indiana, from 1973 to 1995 and operated the MADAR (UFO detection) Project
at the same time. Whenever I would get on-going sightings referred to me
from law enforcement or the Evansville airport control tower, I would
contact one of our volunteer spotters close to the sighting area to check
the sky sector.
of our SKYNET spotters (who had always maintained a low profile
because of his former occupation) had been a defense radar-man. Several of
his hair-raising accounts had to be kept confidential until after his
death. When he passed away I filed his reports with CUFOS and MUFON, and later, posted them
on the NICAP site. The most disturbing one was regarding
a jet scramble mission over New York during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
UFO was being pursued by AF jets with nuclear tipped missiles.
Five years later we were still not being "invaded" by
ETs. There had to be some other purpose behind the surveillance. In
March of 1967, unknown objects had caused eight Minuteman One,
nuclear-tipped missiles, all of which were on different electrical
circuits, to go into a "no-go" condition, meaning that they could not
be launched. This incident was of extreme concern to SAC headquarters
and Boeing, because they couldn't explain it.
first this seemed like an isolated event.
Was someone testing our defenses and showing our
Did they favor the United States?
Or was this a warning?
Were we about to do something rash and was stopped, or was this
timed for some other reason or purpose?
still don't know, but it happened again in 1975.
When the Freedom Of Information Act documents began to
circulate in the mid-80's, I studied the 1975 northern tier SAC base over
flights, and started taking more interest in similar events. At about the
same time as I was going over my set of the cleared FOIA documents, I had
participated as the sole guest on a two-hour call-in radio talk show for
WGBF in Evansville, Indiana.
of the "callers" was a former AF security team member at NORAD in November
of 1975, and he reported an incident that must have been part of something
much bigger going on in the United States that winter. I was later
contacted by the anonymous caller and was able to fully investigate the
incident, which involved a total "lock-down" of Cheyenne Mountain after
defense radar-men tracked UFOs.
there were SAC base over flights on the northern tier and at NORAD HQ, all
at the same time. It is interesting to note that the
Travis Walton abduction occurred at about the same
By April, 2000, my interest had reached a more serious level,
and I began getting incidents and people together. I began to form a
special working group I dubbed the Nuclear Connection Project. At
about the same time I obtained a DVD called "Trinity & Beyond - The Atomic Bomb
Movie". While viewing this film, narrated by William
Shatner, I became extremely uneasy.
shouldn't have bothered me at all because I had been in Civil Defense in
the late 50's as a radiological monitor and had even begun training as a
Radiological Defense Officer. I had shown some of the same films in some
of my training classes. And in the military I was a CBR Specialist. The
only difference was my new perspective after almost forty years of
UFO research involving military incidents, and our recent
brush with a potential nuclear threat in the Middle
East. The distinct impression I got was remarkably similar to
the world's dealings with Iraq.
BTW, most people would find it hard to believe that there has
been over 2300 actual or putative atomic tests conducted on Planet Earth,
and some in space!!! And there are rumors that at least once or twice,
nuclear weapons were fired at the Moon!!!!
The suspicions about a nuclear connection and certain UFO
incidents was already strong. It was time to organize and go to work. And
this time the work would be done without the controversy and limitations
of communication with other email lists, which were always loaded with
"skeptibunkers" and weirdoes that would waste what little precious time we
had. The work would be done confidentially, with occasional help from the
My forty-plus years experience in UFO investigation and
research began with my chairing Indiana's first NICAP investigation
subcommittee in 1960. My seven-man team for the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena took part in some of the most
interesting investigations of the early years and was selected to support
the University of Colorado's investigation and check on the Air Force Project Blue Book.
later became State Director for the Mutual UFO Network and a Field
Investigator for the J. Allen HynekCenter for UFO Studies.
I operated the MADAR (Multiple Anomaly Detection & Automated
Recording) station near Evansville, Indiana, for 21 years. I began
work on the NICAP Public Information Website on Dec 15, 1997.
Some of the other members of the NCP Working Group had provided
some very interesting information and had submitted reports.
Loren Gross was a perfect candidate for the Project with
his knowledge and meticulous records of the most important years in UFO
research, the late 40's and early 50's. His series of booklets, "UFOs: A
History", provided vital and important information.
one booklet (Reference 4 is an extract from one) he states:
"No striking pattern to UFO activity was evident with one
exception - some marked activity in the U.S. southwest in late 1948 on
through 1949. What was so special about that area?"
Later in the report he gets more specific:
"Due to the difficulties previously mentioned, it wasn't until
the spring of 1949 that the U.S. manufactured enough bombs to have a
'stockpile.' It is suggested that the 'green fireballs' that appeared
over Sandia in late 1948 bear a direct relationship to a sudden ramp-up
of American nuclear weapon production. Also, later, in March,1949, when
strange 'flares' appeared around the 'Q' area at Fort Hood, it is
suggested that this interest by the UFOs was triggered by the recent
arrival of the first shipment of atomic bombs which was stored as
America's first nuclear bomb stockpile."
connection began to get better and our NCP Working Group began to grow in
number. I wanted a select, but small and well-versed group. One of the
first to join, and one of the first to mention a possible nuclear
connection, was Richard Hall.
Richard Hall was former Assistant Director and Acting
Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
Phenomena (NICAP) in Washington, DC and is now my chief
consultant on the NICAP Public Information Web Site. Richard has over 40
years of experience, including extensive work on scientific
publications. He was a consultant to the University of Colorado UFO
Project, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
He is the author of, just to name a few books: the "UFO Evidence"
(1964), "Uninvited Guests" (1988), and the latest - "Volume II: The UFO
Evidence" (2001). Richard was thinking about a nuclear connection about
the same time as I was.
Here's what he had to say:
"It was not until I began reviewing reams of literature while
doing research for The UFO Evidence, Volume II, in the
mid-1990s that a more obvious pattern began to emerge: a strong
correlation of sightings with nuclear weapons." (See Reference
Larry Hatch, an early member of the NCP Working Group, had
something the Project needed really bad: a database of sightings. Our
group needed a checklist of UFO cases involving a potential or possible
nuclear connection already on-record. After we digested those we would
start looking for more incidents. To our surprise, we found that his "U"
Database already had 193 cases "flagged" with a nuclear connection. This
list is growing as we proceed in our NCP research. To see the current
detailed list, click on Reference 3.
Wendy Connors, who continues to research the modern
history of the unidentified flying object phenomenon, never ceases to
amaze us with her findings. It's going to be hard to beat her to the
"smoking gun" we are all looking for. For the last seven years she has
worked on bringing to the field of Ufology an illustrative historical
perspective of Project SIGN. She also
operates and maintains the Faded Discs Archive. Her most recent work, is
entitled: Anatomy of a Project – An Illustrated History of Project
Jerry Washington was born and raised in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, site of the Manhattan Project, birthplace of the atomic bomb.
He is an author and scriptwriter whose autobiographical tale,
"Evacuation Road", chronicles the oddities of growing up in the Atomic
City. An extremely close encounter near the "bomb factory awakened me to
the reality of the UFO phenomenon". One of our earliest members, this
man lived near one of the hottest UFO areas in the world, Oak Ridge,
Tennessee. Jerry wrote several papers about his experiences there. See
Our most recent additions to the Project are Steven
Dunn, Joel Carpenter, Robert Duvall and Bruce
Steven Dunn, after receiving a BA in Physics from The
Lincoln University located near Oxford, PA in 1974, joined the U. S.
Navy, obtaining his Surface Warfare Officer qualification. He served as
an officer in the U. S. Navy from 1976 to 1986. Since leaving the Navy,
he has worked in the ASW field for various government contractors,
specializing in software test and evaluation. He is now concentrating on
the Indian subcontinent for NCP-related sightings, using open sources.
Joel Carpenter's father was stationed at a Strategic
Air Command base in the Midwest at the height of 1960s Cold War
tensions. An avid collector of documentation and photographs on
aircraft, spacecraft and missiles, Joel is interested in the
relationship between post WWII experimental aerospace projects and the
UFO phenomenon. He holds degrees in history and industrial design. It
was Joel who pointed out two nuclear connections with the 1957 Kirtland
incident. With the help of an informant I was able to verify certain
information and found another "connection", making this one of the best
NC cases so far on record.
Robert Duvall has been in the aerospace electronics
field performing mechanical packaging design for 20 plus years. At the
urging of a fellow researcher from Japan, he became familiar with the
history of nuclear weapons development globally and in 1999 began
applying that military/political history to nuclear sighting data to
search for correlation. He is now dedicating all efforts to studying and
documenting this apparent correlative activity in an attempt to
understand intent around the nuclear weapons issue.
For example, most people are not aware that there were serious
nuclear bomber training missions from an aircraft carrier in the Vietnam
region the summer before the famous Northeast Power Grid Failure
of November 9, 1965. The correlation between actual UFO sightings
and blackouts has been pretty well confirmed (See Power Outages & UFOS). And that on July 16,
1952, just three days before the Washington National Sightings, the
joint chiefs made the recommendation for a first strike on Red China
utilizing atomic weapons. There is much more. Click on Reference
Bruce Maccabee, a "seasoned" UFO investigator and
well-known researcher, has expertise within the NCP and will be valuable
with his skills as a photo analyst and his knowledge concerning
important UFO events and government involvement. Bruce investigated the
1980 Kirtland landing near the Manzano Weapons Storage area.
The NCP Team, along with its demanding workload, is
proceeding very well. The UFO community and the public, will be advised
of our findings at an appropriate time. The work is just beginning to
pay off, even though the Project is already over two years old.
On numerous occasions, UFOs have been reported over
nuclear power plants as well as nuclear research facilities and nuclear
weapons storage bunkers at military bases. (1) A good percentage of these reports
occurred at highly restricted government research and production
facilities, such as Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Hanford AEC, and Savannah River AEC.
Highly trained government scientists and military personnel, who had been
granted top-secret military clearances, made many of these
In a well-documented series of incidents in early November
1975, nocturnal lights and unidentified “mystery helicopters” visited a
wide spectrum of American military bases and missile sites across the
northern tier of this country. Between October 27 and November 10, reports
of UFOs over nuclear weapons storage sites were repeatedly made at Loring
AFB in northern Maine, Wurtsmith AFB in Michigan, Grand Forks and Minot
Air Force Bases in North Dakota, and Malmstrom AFB in Montana.
F-106 interceptors were scrambled out of Malmstrom AFB near Great
Falls, Montana in response to multiple reports of UFO visits to nearby
missile sites near Moore, Harlowton, Lewistown, and several missile sites
around Malmstrom AFB. (2)
A similar rash of incursions occurred in:
December 1948 (Los Alamos)
December 1950 (Oak Ridge)
July 1952 (Hanford AEC, Savannah River AEC, and Los
August 1965 (Warren AFB near Cheyenne, WY)
March 1967 (Minot AFB, Malmstrom AFB, and Los
August 1968 (Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota)
August 1980 (Warren AFB, Sandia Labs and Kirtland AFB,
December 1980 (Benwaters RAFB, Suffolk, England)
October 1991 (Chernobyl, Ukraine and Arkhangel’s Missile
These reports led some to speculate that the intelligences
behind UFOs have an interest in nuclear weapons and nuclear power. One
feature of these reports suggesting a direct link deals with light rays or
energy beams being focused on nuclear materials.(3) Multiple independent accounts state
that beams of light were directed downward from the UFOs onto the nuclear
storage bunkers and underground missile silos, perhaps penetrating them
beneath the surface. (4)(5) In addition, there have
been unsubstantiated rumors from enlisted men that the telemetry of the
weapons at some sites had been changed or that other weapons had been
Some researchers have suggested that the occupants of UFOs have
a deep concern about the safety of nuclear power, and our proliferation of
nuclear weapons, and are therefore keeping a close scrutiny of these
sites. During the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster on April 26,
1986, technicians reported that they observed a fiery sphere, similar in
color to brass, within 1,000 feet of the damaged Unit 4 reactor during the
height of the fire, about three hours after the initial explosion. Two
bright red rays shot out from the UFO and were directed at the reactor.
hovered in the area for about three minutes, then the rays vanished and
the UFO moved slowly away to the northwest. Radiation levels taken just
before the UFO appeared read 3,000 milliroentgens/hour, and after the rays
the readings showed 800 milliroentgens/hour. Apparently the UFO had
brought down the radiation level.(8)
Is there any statistical evidence that indicates a heightened
attention to nuclear sites? In an effort to determine this, we applied the
techniques of epidemiology to the UFO evidence accumulated since World War
II. Table 1 below was developed from the UFOCAT 2002 database. It compares
164 counties with nuclear facilities to a control group of 164 US counties
without nuclear facilities. Nuclear facilities include those plants
involved in the storage or manufacturer of nuclear materials, including
military bases where nuclear weapons are deployed and commercial or
research nuclear power plants. A nuclear facility might be a small
commercial nuclear power plant such as Vermont Yankee in Windham County,
Vermont; or it might be a nuclear production plant such as Rocky Flats in
Jefferson County, Colorado; or it might be a nuclear submarine base such
as Bangor Naval Base in Kitsap County, Washington.
The control group counties were selected on the basis of the
closest match in population, with an attempt to also match the same region
of the country (Northeast, Midwest, South, Mountain, West Coast) as the
county with a nuclear facility, and with an attempt to exclude control
group counties with military bases that might have held nuclear weapons at
one time. The results suggest that there is an important association
between the presence of a nuclear facility and the rates of both UFO
sightings and close encounters (CE).
association tends to increase with those counties with smaller
populations, so the results are further stratified by five population
counties with populations over 500,000
counties with populations between 225,000 and
counties with populations between 101,000 and
counties with populations between 50,000 and
counties with populations under
US counties with populations between 50,000 and 101,000 the rate of UFO
reports peaks at 37.03 per 100,000 people for those counties with nuclear
facilities, and this rate is 2.61 times higher than for similar counties
without nuclear facilities. Overall, the rate of UFO sighting reports is
13.84 for nuclear site counties and 9.59 for non-nuclear counties, for a
relative risk of 1.44. In other words, they are 1.44 times more likely to
occur in these counties.
close encounter reports, the rate is 2.58 per 100,000 compared to 1.79 per
100,000 in non-nuclear counties, for a relative risk of 1.44. Ninety-two
of the nuclear site counties are considered UFO “hotspots,” having had
four or more UFO close encounters, while only 70 of the non-nuclear
counties are rated as UFO hotspots.
The answer about whether nuclear facilities attract UFOs
appears to be “yes.” There is an excess of 3,051 UFO reports for nuclear
site counties above what would have been predicted based on the
non-nuclear counties. For close encounters, there is an excess of 568
close encounter reports over what should have been expected based on other
UFO reporting dynamics.
In a previous study using US county data, education was found
to be positively correlated with UFO reporting. Those counties with a
higher percentage of residents possessing a high school degree were found
to produce larger numbers of UFO reports. (9) So it is important to check if there
is a large imbalance in educational level between the nuclear-site and
non-nuclear counties selected for this study.
From 1960 US Census data, the average percentage of those
adults (over age 25) possessing a high school degree across the 164
nuclear-site counties was 43.7%. This compares to a rate of 38.9% for the
164 non-nuclear counties. In general, it can be stated that nuclear
facilities tend to require a more highly educated work force, and this
fact may account for the small difference noted between the two groups.
Whether this small difference in educational level could explain all of
the excess in UFO reports and close encounters seems doubtful.
So we are left with a somewhat troubling finding. Apparently
UFO reports do occur more frequently in the vicinity of nuclear sites,
after controlling for population and the region of the country. Given that
the motives of the intelligences behind UFOs, assuming that UFOs are
intelligently controlled, are not well known, we should be concerned.
Given the long history of UFO incursions at sensitive, highly-restricted
nuclear facilities; and given that the events of September 11,
2001 have drawn attention to the vulnerability of nuclear power
plants to terrorist acts, it would seem to behoove national security
agencies to re-direct some attention to the issue of UFOsentering restricted air space over nuclear facilities.
matter how possibly benign the motives of the UFO occupants may be, were I
the new Director of Homeland Security I would certainly be paying
attention to this matter.
UFO reports occur more often near nuclear
Comparison of United States counties with nuclear facilities
to an equal number of counties without such facilities,
matched on population and region of
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(a.) Counties w
Populations greater than
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(b.) Counties w
Populations greater than 225,000 and less than
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(c.) Counties w
Populations greater than 101,000 and less than
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(d.) Counties w
Populations greater than 50,000 and less than
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(e.) Counties w
Populations less than 50,000
UFOs / 100,000
US Counties w Nuclear
US Counties no
(1) The UFOCAT 2002 database lists 289 reports at sites coded as
“Missile” or “Nuclear” facilities. These reports date from March 1944,
an aerial encounter near Yakima, Washington not far from the huge WWII
plutonium production plant at Hanford, to another aerial encounter in
October 2001 over a nuclear power plant in Kent, England. At least 52 of
these cases are close-encounter reports. (2) Fund for UFO Research
(1985). Government documents concerning over-flights of military bases
in 1975, pp. 98=100. (3) Gestin, Pierre (1973). Phenomena Spatiaux,
July 1973, p. 26 (Loqueffret, France, February 1961). (4) Gross,
Loren (1982). UFOs: A History 1950: April - July. Fremont, CA: Author,
p. 34 (Dugway Proving Grounds, UT, April 25, 1950). (5) Hall,
Richard H. (2001). The UFO Evidence Volume II: A thirty-year report.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press (Bentwaters AFB, December 27, 1980) (6)
Keyhoe, Donald E (1973). Aliens from Space: The real story of
Unidentified Flying Objects. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, pp. 10-11
(Minot AFB, March 5, 1967). (7) Hall, Richard H (2001). The UFO
Evidence Volume II: A thirty-year report. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press,
p. 333 (Malmstrom AFB, March 16, 1967). (8) Stonewell, Paul (1998).
The Soviet UFO Files. New York: Quadrillion Publishing, pp. 68-69.
(9) Saunders, David R. (1972). Some new lines for UFO research.
MUFON 1972 Conference Proceedings. June 17, 1972, pp