Malmstrom's Echo Flight: 45th Anniversary

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Malmstrom's Echo Flight: 45th Anniversary

Postby Tim Hebert » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:20 pm

As posted on my blog:

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Malmstrom's Echo Flight ICBM shutdown. Rather than writing an extensive post rehashing the UFO controversy, I'll refer the readers (those still interested in the subject) to my previous blog posts related to Echo. I'll also provide links to those sites that have provided "red meat" for the UFO buffs. On this blog site, I've provided a search window (on the right hand side bar) to allow easy access to certain topics of interest from my previous posts.

Here are my 11 points of contention that, in my opinion, rules out UFO involvement during Echo's ten ICBM shutdown back on 16 March 1967:

1. High probability that no maintenance teams were out on any of Echo's sites during shutdowns.
2. No maintenance or security teams mentioned in the Unit History.
3. After 44 years, none of the supposed eye witnesses have ever been identified, nor have these people ever came forward, concluding that they may never have existed in the first place.
4. Walter Figel's inconsistency from both Hastings and Salas' interviews.
5. Walter Figel's perceived reluctance to publicly support Hastings' UFO theory, as evidence by, his absence from the D.C press conference, lack of an affidavit affirming his statements.
6. Eric Carlson's strong denial of receiving any UFO reports from security personnel.
7. No intercept missions flown by the Montana National Guard against any unknown radar contacts.
8. Minuteman LF design of connectivity isolation precludes any one event (UFO included) from affecting the remaining ICBMs in a given flight.
9. Echo was a flight specific event with no other adjoining flight effected
10. The only plausible UFO scenario would have been a UFO over/near Echo's LCF/LCC. This never occurred and no reports or rumors ever comes close to supporting this scenario.
11. The Boeing ECP and final installation of EMP suppression fixes resulting in no Echo-like situation from ever happening again for all SAC missile wings (Minuteman and Titan).

Here are the links to the "other" side of the story (both sites have a site search window to type in "Echo Flight):

www.theufochronicles.com

www.ufohastings.com

If you "google" a search for "Malmstrom 1967 UFO" you should receive a plethora of information concerning this fascinating lore of UFology.

Question for the reader to ponder: Where are all of those unknown individuals that supposedly saw the UFO over or near one of Echo's Launch Facility? After 45 years we know more about the JFK assassination, both fact and fiction, than we do about Echo.


As a reminder for those still interested in this "myth."

Tim
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Re: Malmstrom's Echo Flight: 45th Anniversary

Postby astrophotographer » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Nice blog entry that will go unnoticed by those promoting or wanting to belive the UFOlogical version of events. The sad thing is those that claim to be "sitting on the fence" in UFO circles are not interested in presenting this version and prefer to accept the story as told in Faded Giant.
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Re: Malmstrom's Echo Flight: 45th Anniversary

Postby Gilles F. » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:48 am

Greetings,

Thank you so much for this exellent summery and redirect, as invitation to read much, Tim. It have been relayed in our french topic devoted on this UFO mythical case in Sceptic-OVNI forum.
Mister Robert Salas will be normaly in Paris in May or June 2012, I hope people really interrested by UFO will read our french topic in order to have minimal counter-tons to seat down their critical thinking...
Merci encore for your work.
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Re: Malmstrom's Echo Flight: 45th Anniversary

Postby Tim Hebert » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:21 pm

astrophotographer wrote:Nice blog entry that will go unnoticed by those promoting or wanting to belive the UFOlogical version of events. The sad thing is those that claim to be "sitting on the fence" in UFO circles are not interested in presenting this version and prefer to accept the story as told in Faded Giant.

Tim, it hasn't gone unnoticed...absence of acknowledgement is more descriptive, but I've come to accept this as being the rule vs. that of the norm and I'm content with that.

Gilles F. wrote:Greetings,

Thank you so much for this exellent summery and redirect, as invitation to read much, Tim. It have been relayed in our french topic devoted on this UFO mythical case in Sceptic-OVNI forum.
Mister Robert Salas will be normaly in Paris in May or June 2012, I hope people really interrested by UFO will read our french topic in order to have minimal counter-tons to seat down their critical thinking...
Merci encore for your work.
Amitiés,
Gilles Fernandez

Gilles, thank's for the kind words and the rest of your group at Sceptic-OVNI. I did see your entry on the site and am greatly appreciative towards my French "cousins".

Some of you may not be aware, but I've been posting my take on Robert Salas' claim that UFO activity caused some or all (dependent on who is telling the story) of Oscar Flight's ICBM to drop off of alert back on 24 March 1967. Hopefully some of you may find this of interest, but I'm also aware that I've been beating a "dead horse" for the past year and this may grow tiresome for some which I totally understand and empathize.

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