Flying Saucers and the Nuclear Menace

This piece is cross-posted in my Substack newsletter. Earlier this week, NBC Nightly News ran a story about UFOs keyed to the controversy over the Pentagon confirming that night-vision video of a triangle apparently in the sky had been taken by Navy personnel. In the story, reporter Gadi Schwartz interviewed ex-Pentagon functionary and ex-To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science security official Lue Elizondo, who told Schwartz that UFOs had been involved in compromising American nuclear sites. “We’ve actually had some of our nuclear capabilities disabled by these things,” he said. Schwartz tweeted his suggestion that Navy ships encounter UFOs because of the nuclear issue as well. “As for the nuke question, may or may not have any bearing… but worth noting that our carriers and subs are nuclear powered. Which would mean any carrier group is likely traveling with several nuclear reactors,” he wrote. The only publicly available claims to the effect that UFOs compromise American nuclear weapons, claims typically seen on Ancient Aliens, Unexplained Files, etc., involve the Malmstrom Air Force Base incident from 1967, which believers say involved UFOs taking some ICBMs in Montana offline for a few minutes. Skeptics say it was due to an…

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Flying Saucers and the Nuclear Menace

Updated: April 29, 2021 — 10:29 pm