UFOs and Atomic Weaponry
Is there a connection between UAPs or UFOs and atomic weaponry? Yes, indeed. In fact, there are two points of contact. First, scientific data demonstrates that UFOs survey, monitor, and occasionally interfere with American nuclear missile systems. Second, these incidents reinforce the message of the contactees of the 1950s that extraterrestrials seek to bring peace on earth. In this post, we’ll examine two complementary connections between UFOs and atomic weaponry.
SCU research on UFOs and Atomic Weaponry
This past weekend [July 29-30, 2023] SCU (Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies) held its annual conference. Moderated by Alejandro Rojas, it offered an array of scientists around the world engaged in quantitative measurements of UAP sightings and related issues. Methods and tools for the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon were displayed like booths at a fair.
One item sparked my attention, namely, a brief report on the connection between UFOs and atomic weaponry. It took the form of a research paper by L. J. Hancock, I. M. Porritt, S. Grosvenor1, L. Cates, I. Okafor, “UAP Pattern Recognition Study 1945-1975 US Military Atomic Warfare Complex.” By looking for patterns in hundreds of sighting reports, this group of scholars demonstrated that there exists a discernable correlation between UFO presence and US atomic weaponry.
This accumulation of data, I believe, is important because it tends to support the testimony of UFO contactees who pass on an alien message to earthlings: stop testing atomic weapons!
UFOs and Atomic Weaponry at Malmstrom Air Force Base
It is widely known that UFOs disconnected and shut down ten nuclear missiles at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana the night of March 24-25, 1967.
As reported by 1st Lt. Robert C. Jamison, former USAF Minuteman ICBM targeting officer (Combat Targeting Team Commander), 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron. Something dramatic took place. UFOs appeared in the area. They seemed to be inspecting the missile silos. Then, the missile launch systems went silent. Jamison said that he had subsequently spoken with several individuals, mostly missile security guards, who had witnessed various UFO-related incidents. He reports that they were “visibly shaken” by their experiences.
This is but one of many such reported incidents where there’s a connection between UFOs and atomic weaponry.
Observations and Conclusions of the SCU Scientists
Larry Hancock and his SCU colleagues studied nuclear research taking place at Hanford, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Sandia, and Killeen. They observed that “UAP activity began during the construction phase for some sites and escalated at the time the site became operational.” Here’s one of their most pertinent conclusions:
“Conclusion that there were elevated and anomalous levels of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) / Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) activity at weapons grade radioactive materials production plants, weapons assembly facilities, and national weapons stockpile sites during the period of the study.”
It was clear to the scientists studying the data that UAP at missile sites or atomic energy sites were guided by an intelligence with intentionality in their survey. It was also clear that UAP demonstrated no threat of attack.
“The Day the Earth Stood Still”
Do you remember Klaatu’s speech during the closing scene of the 1951 movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”? Klaatu admonished earthlings to cease production of weapons of mass destruction and find a way to live peacefully. The space visitors have achieved peace. Earth should now follow.
“I am leaving soon, and you’ll forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day and the threat of aggression by any group anywhere can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure. …we live in peace without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war, free to pursue more profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.”
The decision to respond to this prophetic moral challenge rests with us on earth. Prophet Klaatu has traveled the galaxies to deliver this urgent message. It is a gnostic message: now that we know what our moral responsibility is, we must take the steps to disarm weapons of mass destruction.
Stop producing weapons of mass destruction!
The contactees of the 1950s repeated Klaatu’s admonishment with increasing urgency and passion. The Aetherius Society of London and Los Angeles, a UFO cult founded by George King (1919-1997), communicated with a belt of orbiting aliens who were dedicated to the prevention of nuclear war on earth. We received the same message of peace from Truman Bethurum (1898-1969) and others claiming contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Perhaps the most famous of the contactees of the 1950s era was George Adamski (1891-1965).
In the book by George Adamski and Desmond Leslie, The Flying Saucers Have Landed, we read about contact with a space visitor in a California desert on November 20, 1952. Adamski and his friends spoke with the space alien who was 5 foot 5 inches tall, 135 pounds, with high cheek bones, and long hair. “The beauty of his form surpassed anything I had ever seen,” reported Adamski.
Important for us here is that the ufonaut communicated that earth is in danger due to the development and amassing of atomic weapons.
Not just the bomb damage, but even leakage of radioactivity during weapon-testing would damage human health and wellbeing. The alien prophet did not speak with resentment or judgment. Rather, “his expression was one of understanding, and great compassion; as one would have toward a much loved child who had erred through ignorance and lack of understanding.” Later Adamski concluded, “their object is to help us and perhaps to protect us from even ourselves” (Adamski 1953, 198) (Peters 2014, 209-214).
Are UFOs God’s chariots?
Much like the biblical doctrine of sin, we earthlings are flawed with the penchant for violence that leads to self-destruction. The development and deployment of atomic weapons portends a dismal future for us on Planet Earth. So benevolent extraterrestrials have come from the heavens to earth in order to protect us from ourselves. Are flying saucers messengers of grace?
Here is where science and myth collide, if not merge. Both seem to communicate the same double message. Would it be a stretch to call this message Law and Gospel?
Here’s the Law. The contactees pass on the prophetic message of the aliens: stop atomic weapons development and deployment! Weapons of mass destruction are evil. And they could lead to a nuclear war with destruction on a planetary scope.
Here’s the Gospel. UFO technicians have come to earth to survey, monitor, and perhaps even to prevent the launch of nuclear warheads. If we are unable to resist the temptation to destroy one another and even ourselves with atomic weapons, our alien visitors will prevent their successful launch. In short, at least one extraterrestrial civilization is here to protect us from ourselves. Amen.
Other UFO Resources
Are UFOs demonic?
Ted Peters, “Muslims, Christians, Scientists, and Extraterrestrial Aliens” Theology and Science 21:3 (2023) 345-347; DOI: 10.1080/14746700.2023.2230423.
Patheos SR 1176 UFO 6. UFOs and Atomic Weaponry
Ted Peters directs traffic at the intersection of science, religion, and ethics. Peters is an emeritus professor at the Graduate Theological Union, where he co-edits the journal, Theology and Science, with Robert John Russell on behalf of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, in Berkeley, California, USA. He authored Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom? (Routledge, 2nd ed., 2002) as well as Science, Theology, and Ethics (Ashgate 2003). Along with Martinez Hewlett, Joshua Moritz, and Robert John Russell, he co-edited, Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Intelligence (2018). Along with Octavio Chon Torres, Joseph Seckbach, and Russell Gordon, he co-edited, Astrobiology: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Scrivener 2021). He is also author of UFOs: God’s Chariots? Spirituality, Ancient Aliens, and Religious Yearnings in the Age of Extraterrestrials (Career Press New Page Books, 2014). Look for his newest book, The Voice of Public Theology, a collection of previous articles. See his website: TedsTimelyTake.com.
Adamski, George, and Desmond Leslie. 1953. The Flying Saucers Have Landed. New York: British Book Center.
Peters, Ted. 2014. UFOs–God’s Chariots? Spiritualiy, Ancient Aliens, and Religious Yearnings in the Age of Extraterrestrials. 2nd. Pompton Plains NJ: New Page Books.