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Former Air Force members discuss encounters with UFO at National Press Club event
WASHINGTON - Does life exist outside of earth?
A group of seven former U.S. Air Force members are trying to make the case that the U.S. government should admit that UFOs exist.
Speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, former members of the U.S. Air Force say UFOs exist and that aliens could be trying to deliver messages to humans.
Researcher and author Robert Hastings brought the group together for the press conference to recount the times from the 1960's to the 80's where these service members claim they saw UFO sightings over nuclear weapons facilities.
"I believe, these gentleman believe, that this planet is being visited by beings from another world," Hastings said at the event. "Who, for whatever reason, have taken an interest in the nuclear arms race which began at the end of World War II.
Three of the officers say they saw the UFOs hovering over silos around Montana's air force base in 1967 which had allegedly deactivated some nuclear missiles for a period of time.
"Regarding the missile shut-down incidents, my opinion, their opinion, is that whoever are aboard this craft are sending a signal to both Washington and Moscow, among others, that we are playing with fire," Hastings said. "That the possession and threatened use of nuclear weapons potentially threatens the human race and the integrity of the planetary environment."
Hastings says the U.S. Military is aware of aliens but has been silent on the
matter for years.