(Sept. 21) — UFOs have monitored and possibly tampered with American nuclear weapons, according to a group of former Air Force officers who will make their claims public next week at a Washington, D.C., news conference.

“While most of the incidents apparently involved mere surveillance, in a few cases, a significant number of nuclear missiles suddenly and simultaneously malfunctioned, just as USAF security policemen reported seeing disc-shaped craft hovering nearby,” says Robert Hastings, author of “UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.”

via UFOs Visited Nuclear Weapons Sites, Former Air Force Officers Say.

Sigh…. UFOs… In a world where elected city officials think opossums will solve their rat problem and then just quietly die off, it’s easy to see why people are so willing to believe this stuff.

The most hilarious thing about this article is that they used, as proof of the serious nature of UFO claims, the fact that a U.S. President once filed a UFO report. That President? Jimmy frickin’ Carter… That’s some serious credibility support right there…

The first photo in the slideshow is supposed to be a convincing UFO photo. I can’t copy it down because they made it unsavable, but the photo is of a fairly typical lenticular cloud, such as this one here which looks nearly identical to the “UFO” in the Fox AOL News “news” story…

ufo cloud

Again, I have to assume that the “science reporters” at Fox AOL News are as ignorant and gullible as “science reporters” at any other “news” outlet.

Since there has recently been a release of “classified UFO secrets” from both the Soviet Union and the UK, and now we’ve got this coming out from retired US military officers, I have to assume that there is some concerted effort to gin up the UFO industry again…