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  • Paperback: 153 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419603418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419603419
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Salas is a graduate of the USAF Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. In March 1967 he was working night shift as DMCCC (Missile Launch Officer in charge) at Malmstrom AFB in Montana with responsibility for a battery of nuclear-armed Minuteman Missiles. Deep underground in the "capsule", he received repeated alarm reports from base guard personnel at ground level of a large, red-glowing disk-shaped craft hovering over the base. A disturbing series of events then began to unfold. The UFO hovered over each silo and, one at a time, the triple-redundant systems controlling each missile were systematically shut down until the entire battery was off-line. The UFO then departed, and it took technical crews most of the following day to get the missiles back online which had to be done, manually, one at a time since the systems had been damaged by the UFO's action.

This blatantly intentional action of shutting down nuclear missiles by the intelligences guiding UFOs is far from unique to the Malmstron case - for a comprehensive and absolutely first-class overview of the long history of such cases, read Robert Hastings' book "UFOs and Nukes." In the Malmstron case, as in others, the USAF ensured the witnesses were effectively silenced and there was a news media blackout. Only in 2005, now retired, did Salas finally speak out in public and write this excellent, if short, book with James Klotz.

In "Faded Giant" Salas and Klotz tell the full story of the 1967 Malmstrom Incident, and put the event in context with accounts of similar UFO/military interactions, some involving nuclear missiles (the "Big Sur" incident for example).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. White on March 25, 2008
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Faded giant carefully details several of the most important UFO cases in modern history; in many ways, more important and more well-documented than the Roswell case.

It's unfortunate that the so-called news gathering departments of the major media outlets don't care about the US loosing 20 ICBMs to what appears to be several alien craft violating the most strategic airspace in the world.

If you are seriously interested in subject matter dealing with UFOs, national security, or simply the profound truth behind the absurd political legerdemain of misdirection, this book is a must read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gayla Templeton on January 20, 2012
I purchased this book because I'm trying to understand an incident my mother and I had near an underground missle site in NE Kansas about 1960. We met some kind of a craft crossing what is known as the Denison Road north of Topeka. It was right at a missle silo and I'm sure that was why the craft was there. I never allowed myself to think about the incident for many years but for some reason it kept popping into my thoughts the last couple of years. I read a few book about UFOs but nothing seemed to match what happened to us until I did a search for UFO missle silo and found that this book and some others were available and told about others who had similar experiences. I still have no memory of the complete encounter but now have a clearer memory of the end of the event. It is a comfort to know that in fact the event probably had nothing to do with my mother and I other than we happened to be in the area when the UFO was. Once the huge craft passed completely over the road we could see another vehicle with a man first standing beside a pick up truck and then speaking to my mother and I as we pulled up beside his truck. He and my mother exchanged a very few words and they both drove away. Everything about the incident is very low key and doesn't match at all the excitement and even fear that it should have caused. The next morning at breakfast I remember saying to my mom that we saw a flying saucer last night and she agreed and unbelievably, we never spoke of it again. I was about 15 at the time and only in my 60s has the memory began to bother me. I do feel so much more at ease since reading this book and realizing the "thing" wasn't so much after us as it was there because of the missle. I think it may be a blessing that I remember so little about the incident after reading how powerful the event may actually have been. If you have had such an experience I strongly recommend reading this book if only to understand that you are not alone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AKN TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 20, 2010
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We have Minuteman missiles ready to lauch a full out nuclear attack on any incoming
missiles. These missile silos are spread over the western states. In Montana, these missiles
went into shutdown, non functioning mode on their own, much to the amazement of the missile operators and the top military brass. And there in the sky, and outside the front gate of the military base, were hovering orange balls. When the orange balls sped away, the missiles mysteriously returned to ready to lauch mode.
No reason for this inoperable state was ever found. And perhaps even more disturbing, no official explanation or even any written account from the military of this situation was ever done!!! The military just pretended it never happened! We are talking about our national defense. And apparently, there is no national defense in the form of functioning missiles.
This author is a respected journalist, who interviewed all involved. Most are now retired and talking openly to her about it. There was within the past month a National Press Club conference where the retired military officers who were in charge at the time discussed details and answered questions about this subject. Excellent piece of investigative journalism here about a subject that many are scared to talk about.
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