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October 02, 2012


UFO and nuclear-activity researcher Robert Hastings will present a lecture titled “UFOs: The Untold Truth” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the University Center Ballroom at The University of Montana. 

Hastings studies UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites – including Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls – utilizing declassified government documents and testimony of U.S. Air Force veterans. This is his fifth appearance at UM.

Hastings’ interest in UFOs began in 1967, when he was at the air traffic control tower at Malmstrom AFB during a two-week period of intermittent UFO activity at the base’s nuclear missile sites.

“One night, five UFOs were tracked on radar for several minutes and jets were launched to intercept them,” Hastings said. “I later learned from Air Force sources that as the jets closed in, the UFOs performed a vertical ascent and left the area at enormous speed, far beyond the capability of any aircraft.”

Since that incident Hastings has devoted his life to researching UFOs and the government’s response to them. He has given more than 500 presentations at colleges and universities since 1981 and wrote a book titled “UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.”

The lecture, presented by the UM Student Involvement Network, is free and open to the public. For more information call UC Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Communication Adrianne Donald at 406-243-6029 or email More information about Hastings is available online at





Contact: Adrianne Donald, assistant director for student involvement and communication, University Center, 406-243-6029,; Rene Scott, student coordinator, Student Involvement Network, 406-243-6357, .