News & Events
April 16, 2010
UNC Asheville's Student Activities Office will host a lecture, "UFOs: The Secret Story," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Independent UFO researcher and lecturer Robert Hastings will present a 90-minute talk and slideshow concerning the U.S. government's response to UFOs. His information is based on Air Force, FBI and CIA documents, as well as the testimony of 120 former or retired U.S. military personnel. The event is free and open to the public.
Hastings' lecture argues that the evidence gathered concerning UFOs confirms their existence. Included in the documents are references to UFOs repeatedly violating highly sensitive airspace over nuclear weapons sites and accounts of unsuccessful aerial interceptions of UFOs by military jet fighters. Hastings had his own UFO experience in 1967 at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Five UFOs were tracked on the radar while he was present at the air traffic control tower. Though jets were launched to intercept, the UFOs performed a rapid vertical ascent and evaded the jets.
Hastings studied electron microscopy at San Joaquin Delta College, and received a certificate in materials science application. He also holds a BFA in photography from Ohio University. He formerly served as a laboratory analyst for Philips Semiconductors. Hastings is the author of the book, "UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites," and has lectured at more than 500 colleges and universities.
For more information, contact the UNC Asheville Student Activities Office at 828/232-6990.