Lecturer to present classified information on UFOs (Released: 11/27/95)
by Thomas Becher, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- UFO researcher Robert Hastings will present a 90- minute lecture and slide show at the University of Connecticut on the federal government's cover-up regarding UFOs based on previously classified documents that have become available through the Freedom of Information Act.
Hastings, a New Mexico laboratory analyst, will speak on "UFOs: the Hidden History" at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public.
Hastings will provide information on how to access up to 600 pages of the recently released documents. The documents confirm that UFOs exist despite repeated denials from the federal government and that flying objects have violated airspace over nuclear weapons sites, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the weapons are designed.
One FBI memorandum, dated March 22, 1950, reports that "flying saucers" had crashed in New Mexico and were recovered by the Air Force. The memo states that aboard the craft were "bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall."
Hastings, an independent UFO researcher and lecturer, says his interest in UFOs began in 1967 as an air traffic controller at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. He has spoken to nearly 500 colleges and universities since 1981 to bring the public information that he and other researchers have obtained.
"The time has come for the government to be forthright with the American people regarding its knowledge of UFOs," he says. "However, I see no evidence of this."