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Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon

How World Governments Have Conspired to Conceal Humanity’s Biggest Secret (The Truth About the Malmstrom Incident, UAPs, and Their Interest in Nuclear Weapons)

by (author) Robert Salas

foreword by Stanton T. Friedman

Red Wheel Weiser
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
UFOs & Extraterrestrials, Conspiracy Theories, Unexplained Phenomena
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"A sober yet heartfelt narrative which dares you to dismiss it without due consideration." Fortean Times
"...fasten your seat belt. You are in for a fascinating ride." —Stanton T. Friedman, author of Flying Saucers and Science
In 1969 the U.S. Air Force issued a statement that read‚ "No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security." This statement is patently false. It has been proven untrue by the testimony of many military officers and airmen and documentation of incidents involving UFOs and nuclear weapons, testimonies of which the U.S. Air Force was fully aware. Unidentified details many of these testimonies, some for the first time.
As partial justification for its position, the Air Force cites a University of Colorado study that was contracted and paid for by federal funds. Unidentified reveals how this study was actually just another part of the plan to cover up the reality of the UFO phenomenon. For the first time, Unidentified publishes evidence that the investigators for the Colorado study knew about the UFO-related missile shutdown incidents but did not investigate them or include them in their final report.
"To date, many former or retired U.S. Air Force personnel - once trusted to operate or guard weapons of mass destruction - have come forward and revealed ongoing UFO surveillance of, and occasional interference with, our nuclear weapons. The entire body of these factual accounts alters the historical perspective on the nuclear arms race."
Robert Sales, a retired United States Air Force Officer, witnessed first-hand a UAP visiting and disabling nuclear missiles at that Malmstrom Air Force Base and shares his experience as well as the many incidents of the last 80 years of similar visits that have been covered-up.
A new expanded edition will be published November, 2023 under the title UAPs and the Nuclear Puzzle (ISBN: 978-1-63748-016-8).

About the authors

Robert Salas is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served seven years on active duty. He worked as a weapons controller, flew target drones, commanded intercontinental ballistic missiles as a launch officer, and a worked as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer on the Titan III program. From 1971 to 1973 he worked as a safety and reliability engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International on Space Shuttle design proposals. From 1974 until his retirement in 1995 he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2005 he published the book Faded Giant with coauthor James Klotz, which details the UFO incident he witnessed in 1967. Mr. Salas has been publicly speaking about this incident at UFO conferences, on radio, and on television since 1996.

Robert Salas' profile page


Stanton T. Friedman is a nuclear physicist who worked on a wide variety of advanced, classified nuclear systems for major industrial companies. He began the civilian investigation of the Roswell Incident; wrote Flying Saucers and Science and TOP SECRET/MAJIC; and coauthored Crash at Corona, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, and Science Was Wrong. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. Friedman resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Educator and sociologist Kathleen Marden is Betty Hill's niece and trustee of her estate. She has all of Hill's papers and correspondence, and has transcribed the tapes of the Hills' hypnosis sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon. Marden has also met with the numerous scientists who investigated the case. For the past 10 years, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Mutual UFO Network, the largest International UFO organization and as director of Field Investigator Training for MUFON. Marden lives in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Stanton T. Friedman's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A sober yet heartfelt narrative which dares you to dismiss it without due consideration"
--Fortean Times


"...fasten your seat belt. You are in for a fascinating ride."
--Stanton T. Friedman, author of Flying Saucers and Science


"Salas takes the reader on a compelling and heartfelt journey through the minefields and thickets of government secrecy and cover-ups as he experienced it from his own encounters with ET, while weaving into his page-turning narrative a concise history of the modern UFO phenomenon."
--Thomas J. Carey, best-selling co-author of Witness to Roswell


"Not only is Bob Salas an Air Force insider who had his ufological teeth cut by first-hand experiences, but he also possesses the scholarly background to analyze those events. With his tireless tenacity and no-nonsense mission towards disclosure, Bob is a genuine throwback to one of my own heroes, Edward Ruppelt."
--Donald R. Schmitt, best-selling co-author of Inside the Real Area 51


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