Former Air Force Capt. Robert Salas – who has written a book about the Montana incidents – said he was underground when a UFO hovered over his missile silo in March 1967, and therefore couldn’t see it. He said one of his guards above ground told him a red, glowing object about 30 feet in diameter was hovering just above the front gate of the facility, in an isolated area far from Malmstrom.
“And just as I [called my commander], our missiles began going into what’s called a no-go condition, or unlaunchable. Essentially, they were disabled while this object was still hovering over out site,” Salas said.
Thats fascinating because the "object", unbeknownst to the duty officers underground, was reported to them by an above ground sentry who could little know about the missiles "going off line" from his vantage point. The neat part of that trick is that the missiles have no "off" switch in the silo control bunker under ground. The missileers however recount that a number of their birds were off line at the reported time of the sighting.
At Bentwaters Colonel Holt reported that at the time of the incident at that Nato base in the UK there were beams dropping into the weapons storage areas...
At about the same time, he was hearing radio reports from base personnel that beams from some of the objects were “falling into or near the weapons storage area.”
That settles it for me. These sightings may appear to be "benign" or even confusing when it comes to intent, but when you hear these tidbits of information you realize the true intent of their "mission" was to "probe the nukes" nearby. All else was a distraction. I wonder what the residual effect if any was left over from incidents like these? They seem benign anyway.
I don't have a link for it but the Chicago air terminal sighting of a hovering UFO in a radar "blind spot" was also revealing. Again, as though a passive monitoring and test of "limits of detection" on our part was their only prerogative.