While UFO sightings have historically been treated with more than one grain of salt, the growing number of highly-credible military witnesses who are coming forward with their own odd tales has many in our nation sitting up and taking notice.
The latest to regale us with stories of the strange and unusual things that take place near US nuclear sites is an Air Force technician who not only spotted UFO’s near his base, but who also encountered something otherworldly in the hallways of the highly-secure area.
Former USAF nuclear weapons technician Adrian Reister was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, between 2003 and 2007, and had extensive knowledge of the aircraft that operated from the base – including the highly-advanced B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
But on at least two occasions he saw a UFO that didn’t look, or move, like any known aircraft type.
Reister was part of a team that maintained nuclear weapons on the base, trained in their handling as well as providing security when they were moved around the facility.
Reister’s UFO encounters were bizarre, to say the least.
Stressing that he was in a state of high alertness because of the nature of the task in hand, the 37-year-old told Liberation Times: “I [noticed] a light or orb hovering along the top of the tree line, I’d thought it was just a star at the time but as I continued surveilling the area, the light/orb shot above the treetops and hung there for some time. Maybe it was a satellite I thought.”
But then, just as a transport team arrived to secure the weapon, “the orb bounced a little in the sky then shot to the left (north) then shot 90 degrees straight up and disappeared.”
He had a similar experience at the base some time later, noting that he saw a “single glowing orb,” glowing with what he describes as “yellowish-white” colour.
These weren’t the only worrisome accounts that Reister had to share, either.
In the Summer of 2006, while working a night shift maintaining a dummy practice bomb, the nuclear weapons tech encountered what he describes as a “shadow person”.
First he heard footsteps – but not the familiar sound of one of his Air Force comrades in standard-issue combat boots. The mystery intruder appeared to be padding round the high-security base bare-footed.
After hearing the footsteps a couple of times he got up to investigate, and had a chilling encounter with something that was not entirely human.
“I saw what I can’t really describe as other than a black mass in the shape of a person standing at 6ft,” he says.
“Not really a shadow but something that was slightly blurry and didn’t reflect any light”.
The prevalence of these encounters, specifically in locations where the US is storing and maintaining nuclear weapons, has been of particular concern of late, especially now that so many military members are willing to come forward to speak about them.