Recently I posted information on my top 5 unexplained events. # 3 dealt with the missile shutdown at Malmstrom AFB in 1967. It turns out that almost all of the information that I garnered through research was based on Robert Salas explanation of this event. Since the time of the posting I was contacted by James Carlson whose father was on duty at the time of the incident and who had recounted in detail the specific details. His account was at odds with the account Salas’ detailed in his book Faded Giant. James would naturally believe his father’s account but has also spent considerable time researching the event including contacting several other personnel that were on duty at the time. Virtually all of these sources verified his father’s account.
The details are much too lengthy to be posted here. If interested please check out the following link that will have more details as well as provide you with all of the specifics:
More recently James made contact with another researcher interested in this event. The following is an excerpt from an email that I received from James:
“During the research I conducted, I met another gentleman by the name of Tim Hebert. Tim was a missileer as well, like my father and Col. Figel, but was working the job in the 1980s. He served at Malmstrom AFB as well. He was more than willing to examine a number of the documents that have been made available and was willing to explain a number of details that I had either missed or had been completely unaware of……………sometime last month he published a piece that sums the issue up from his point of view entitled “Echo/Oscar Flight ‘Incidents’ 51 years have passed!” He has many other articles, most of which are very detailed.”
Hebert confirms the event details that James’ father recounted. Based on what I have now learned it seems to me that the details provided by James & Tim Hebert are more significantly more credible. It appears I will need to move numbers 4 & 5 up one notch on my list and look for another number 5! I apologize for my misinformation and many thanks to James.