Aliens have been buzzing around missile bases and deactivating nuclear weapons, according to a group of six Air Force officers and a UFO researcher.
They will today present testimony from more than 120 former military personnel which they say points to 'intervention' by UFOs at nuclear weapons sites as recently as 2003. Presumably the aliens have washed their hands of us since.
"The US Air Force is lying about the national security implications of unidentified aerial objects at nuclear bases and we can prove it," says ICBM launch officer captain Robert Salas.
The group says that declassified US government documents, which it will publish today, demonstrate that UFOs have been active at nuclear weapons sites extending since 1948.
In some cases, they say, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby.
In one episode, Salas was on duty during a missile disruption incident at Malmstrom Air Force Base and was ordered to never discuss it - which proves it was the real thing.
Another member of the group, retired colonel Charles Halt, says he saw a disc-shaped object directing beams of light down into the RAF Bentwaters airbase in England - and heard on the radio that they landed in the nuclear weapons storage area.
"I believe that the security services of both the United States and the United Kingdom have attempted — both then and now — to subvert the significance of what occurred at RAF Bentwaters by the use of well-practised methods of disinformation," he says.