Yesterday during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. people came forward to talk about the March 16, 1967 Echo Flight Incident at a nuclear launch facility in Montana, regarding which some U.S. military documents have been recently declassified.
We hear about a 30-foot diameter object, covered in glowing red light, that was hovering outside the perimeter fence around the facility. It made no noise. Shortly thereafter, the missiles in the facility became “unlaunchable;” they had mysteriously shut down. It was called a “guidance and control system failure.” Nobody at the base knew how to explain the event, and they were ordered never to talk about it. This was ultimately dubbed the “Echo Flight Incident.” [via io9]
One of the speakers says Boeing was investigating UFOs in the ’70s and was told by the Air Force to stop. Another describes watching a UFO landing in Montana while he was in the military. I don’t know how much of this is for real, but I definitely picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
The press conference videos and my alternate conspiracy theory are after the jump:
I offer an alternate version of events, via ComicBlasphemy: