The F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY, “temporarily lost the ability to communicate with 50 of its Minuteman III missiles” while a UFO was sighted during the incident, according to statements released June 23, 2011, by Robert Hastings.
Hastings stated that “the five Missile Alert Facilities responsible for launching those ICBMs—Alpha through Echo, comprising the 319th Missile Squadron—would have been unable to do so during the period of the disruption,” according to his press release.
The October 23, 2010, story continued to unfold.
“This dramatic story was leaked to Mark Ambinder, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, which published it three days later. The U.S. Air Force then quickly acknowledged the problem, saying that a back-up launch system could have performed the task and claiming that the breakdown had lasted a mere 59 minutes.
“However, the latter statement was untrue, according to two missile technicians stationed at F.E. Warren, who say that the communications issue, while intermittent, actually persisted over several hours.
“Significantly, these same individuals report sightings by ‘numerous teams’ of an enormous, cigar-shaped craft that maneuvered high above the missile field on the day of the disruption. The huge UFO appeared similar to a World War I German Zeppelin but had no passenger gondola or advertising on its hull, as would a commercial blimp.