On this date, forty-eight years ago, I was the deputy crew commander of an underground U.S. Air Force (USAF) Launch Control Center called Oscar 1, located near the town of Roy, Montana. The crew commander was Lt. Fred Meiwald. We had six security guards upstairs. Fred and I had operational control of ten Minuteman 1 nuclear missiles. At that time, each had a warhead with the destructive power of 800 kilotons of TNT. The missile design and support equipment was highly reliable...
On this date, forty-eight years ago, I was the deputy crew commander of an underground U.S. Air Force (USAF) Launch Control Center called Oscar 1, located near the town of Roy, Montana. The crew commander was Lt. Fred Meiwald. We had six security guards upstairs. Fred and I had operational control of ten Minuteman 1 nuclear missiles. At that time, each had a warhead with the destructive power of 800 kilotons of TNT. The missile design and support equipment was highly reliable and state of the art technology. All of it was designed to withstand a nuclear counter-attack and still function properly. This included the effects of electromagnetic interference. At the time, we were involved in a hot war in Vietnam and a cold war against other countries. Also, at that time, the nuclear powers of the world had some 37,000 operational nuclear weapons pointed at each other; the highest total number in history. In the early morning of March 24, 1967, each of those missiles was disabled while an oval shaped flying craft, about fifty feet in diameter, seen as an obscured pulsating red light, was observed by those six guards directly over our facility. This incident was highly classified immediately after it occurred and we never heard anything more about it while I was in the service.
In 1994, I initiated the effort that would eventually result in the release documents about Echo Flight shutdown (which I described in a post a week ago). One of those documents, an official USAF report on the Echo Flight incident, which occurred March 16, 1967, states, “…external generated signals caused the generation of these two channels and shutdown of the launch facilities. The possibility of this is very remote due to the fact that all 10 couplers would have to fail in the flight within seconds of each other.” With the expert assistance of James Klotz, a MUFON investigator at the time, we retrieved many other documents under the Freedom of Information Act before the Air Force realized they were confirming a UFO event. Other witnesses to these events came forward and validated these events. Those include, Col. Fred Meiwald, Col. Walt Figel, Lt. Col. Dwyane Arneson, Capt. Robert Jamison, Raymond Fowler, Bob Kaminski and many others.
The USAF has never publicly commented on these events. If they had, maybe we would not be dealing with the question of the proliferation of nuclear weapons today.
spotless38: Iam back after a long break . What a couple of years I had . After what had happened I lost my brother and had to bury him and then I had caught that type A flue and I was a very sick puppy I also needed blood for the loss of it .
Jul 7, 2018 13:30:41 GMT -6
lois: Very Happy to see you Ron. Missed you. Glad you are doing better now. Sorry for your lost. I did not know your brother had passed. hugs lois
Jul 10, 2018 0:52:45 GMT -6
paulette: Ron - hope you've hit a quiet spot. Sorry for your loss.
Aug 3, 2018 10:49:30 GMT -6
lois: I picked up my phone a few days ago and I looked at the name of the caller. Boy was I surprise. It has been a couple of years. So good to hear your voice Ron. Hope you make it a habit again. love and hugs .
Aug 15, 2018 23:21:38 GMT -6
leia77: Spotless, I am glad that you are feeling better and welcome back! I too am back from a long time away...
Aug 31, 2018 2:08:32 GMT -6
jcurio: I am much relieved to see that you have been on here, Spotless! I hope that things are going much better for you now
Sept 19, 2018 16:46:42 GMT -6
jcurio: And Lois, And Lorelei!
Sept 19, 2018 16:47:07 GMT -6
casper: And Meeeeeee!!
Oct 16, 2018 18:41:31 GMT -6
lois: Sorry guys I cannot see the print. On is tiny hand computer
Oct 21, 2018 20:42:09 GMT -6
lois: Casper your page stops at page five in 2016
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:01 GMT -6
lois: How did your Halloween night go this year?
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:58 GMT -6
skywalker: He posted on the Halloween thread this year.
Nov 25, 2018 18:33:36 GMT -6
lois: Oh ok Sky I will check it out. Thanks.
Dec 21, 2018 21:45:31 GMT -6
lois: What topic was it under.
Dec 21, 2018 21:51:07 GMT -6