“I have knowledge of an abduction of an Ellsworth AFB
security guard by a UFO near Wall, South Dakota.”
- Perry Manack, 44th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth AFB
Ellsworth AFB 44th Missile Wing Emblem.
UPDATED October 29, 2013 - Originally filed October 25, 2013 Seattle, Washington - In October 1975, my brother James Moulton called me in Boston late at night where I was producing medical TV programs for WCVB-TV (ABC). He was a helicopter pilot stationed at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana. Excited, he said, “Linda, a UFO has set down on the base here!” He told me there had been a football-field-sized orange fluorescent disc-shaped object encountered by the Security Alert Team (SAT) hovering silently over one of the Minuteman nuclear silos, Kilo 7. Jets were scrambled and the large aerial object “blinked out” as the jets arrived. After the disappearance, the jets flew away. But the large orange fluorescent disc popped back into visibility exactly where it had been when the jets first approached. The Security Alert Team reported to Central Security Control that the object was back and rising. It was reported that the large aerial object Dopplered off the radar screen around 200,000 feet.
The most surprising discovery in that incident was that the magnetic tape targeting information inside the Minuteman nuclear missile had been changed - specifically the targeting information - which seemed impossible since the missile was underground and the large aerial disc hovered in the air. What technology could change only the target zeroes and ones on the magnetic tape inside the missile underground?
Twelve years earlier on March 16, 1967, also at Malmstrom AFB, an ECHO Flight crew was 60 feet underground in the Flight Launch Control Center (LCC) located 90 miles east of Great Falls. To everyone’s astonishment, large, reddish-orange, glowing aerial discs were seen by the Security Alert Teams. Simultaneously, ten Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles started going off line, one at a time, every second. That meant TEN of America’s most secure military weapons 60 feet underground had been controlled and shut down by a force from above ground.
Then incredibly, the same thing happened eight days later on March 24, 1967, to OSCAR Flight. Ten more ICBMs were shut down one at a time every second. These astonishing 1967 events were reported by USAF 1st Lt. Robert L. Salas, who was in a missile bunker 60 feet underground when the UFOs showed up.
Now in 2013 after my September COAST radio broadcast, I received an email from a Seattle, Washington, resident that began, “I have knowledge of an abduction of a security guard by a UFO that happened in the fall of 1973 near Wall, South Dakota.” The source gave me permission to interview him on the record with his real name and military background. He is Perry Manack, who graduated high school in Columbus, Ohio, received his draft number and by December 1970, he voluntarily joined the U. S. Air Force. After basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, Perry was sent to Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois, where for nearly a year he had electronics and missile systems training.
By fall 1971, Perry was assigned to Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, South Dakota, which had a squadron of 150 Minuteman II missiles, was a B-52 bomber base, a KC-135 re-fueling tanker base, a flying command post base, and had an atomic weapons stockpile. In the early 1970s, Ellsworth AFB was considered one of the prime nuclear military complexes in the world. He was assigned to supporting maintenance on all the equipment in the missile silos and Launch Command Center.
DD 214 for Sgt. Perry D. Manack (E4) “Report of Separation from Active Duty,” after
U. S. Air Force service from December 4, 1970 to September 16, 1974, assigned to the
44th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, South Dakota.
Play MP3 interview.
UPDATE - Master Sergeant James Clancnik has come forward after the following interview with Perry Manack and says the light that abducted the Ellsworth AFB security guard in the Fall of 1973 was ORANGE, not blue.
Please see 102913 Earthfiles Part 2.
Perry Manack, retired Sergeant, assigned to USAF 44th Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, 1971 to 1974, Rapid City, South Dakota: “Back in the 1970s, you couldn't drive anywhere in South Dakota without seeing a sign that said, ‘Ice water at Wall Drug.’ You would drive down the highway and it would say, ‘You're only 10 miles from Wall Drug. You're only 9 miles...’
Above and below: Wall, South Dakota's historic Wall Drug was purchased by
pharmacist Ted Hustead in 1931, when Wall “in the middle of nowhere” had only
231 residents. Dorothy Hustead decided they should advertise free ice water to
travelers headed for the Mount Rushmore monument about 60 miles to the west
beyond Rapid City and Ellsworth AFB 48 miles to the northwest that had been
built in 1942. By 1981, Wall Drug reported giving away 20,000 cups
of water a day between Memorial Day until Labor Day.
Google Earth pointer marks Wall, South Dakota, where Wall Drug is 48 miles southeast
of Ellsworth AFB (orange and black circle) above Box Elder and Rapid City (red circle)
northeast of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial.
Perry Manack: “So, the closer you got to Wall, South Dakota, the closer you were to Wall Drug. Now, Wall is right above the Badlands National Monument. So the land out there is pretty harsh, very dry alkaline type soils, very difficult to raise crops or any animals on it. That's why it's called the Badlands.
Example of the Badlands National Park south of Wall and the Delta 9 (D-09)
Minuteman II Missile Site at Cactus Flats as seen from South Dakota
Highway-240 that runs south from I-90.
Just prior to Wall Drug east of Wall on Interstate 90 is a desolate stretch of territory called Cactus Flats.
Right. There's nothing there, just wasteland. And this incident happened at Cactus Flats. The closest missile site to Cactus Flats and Wall Drug is the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and it's called Delta 9. Delta 9 is between where Wall Drug and that abduction happened - because it happened on Interstate 90 one night.
In 2013, the 44th Missile Wing - LGM-30F Minuteman III Missile Alert Facilities
are marked by blue circles. Near Wall (far right red circle) along I-90 was the
Cactus Flats Delta 9 (D-09) Minuteman II site from which the Ellsworth AFB security
guard was abducted with missing time and became conscious north of Wall.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 to illustrate the history
and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. This National Historic Site preserves the last remaining Minuteman II ICBM
system in the United States. 450 of the newer Minuteman III missiles are still on active
duty at Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F. E. Warren AFB,
Wyoming. In black inset, the missile silo known as launch facility Delta Nine (D-09) was
constructed in 1963 six miles east from the town of Wall, SD, in eastern Pennington County.
National Historic preservation of Delta-09 Minuteman II site above ground
Cactus Flats, South Dakota, east of Ellsworth AFB. Launch Facility D-09 was one of
ten silos associated with Delta Flight. At the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union,
Delta-09 was one of 150 Minuteman II missiles in South Dakota in the American
arsenal of 1,000 Minuteman II missile silo sites across the Great Plains region.
Today in 2013, there are 450 Minuteman III nuclear missiles underground
and operational in silos across the Great Plains.
Minuteman II training missile at Delta-09. Source Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
This was a 12-foot-diameeter and 80 feet deep reinforced concrete with steel plate-lined silo.
The Minutemen in this D-09 complex remained on alert for nearly 30 years, until the wing was inactivated following the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. Under the terms of the treaty,
the missiles in this complex were removed from their silos. In 1994, the 44th Missile Wing
was inactivated. All sites in the complex, except D-01 and D-09, have been destroyed.
Perry Manack: “And what I was told by the security guards was that the Delta Squadron security guards - and there were two of them in a pickup - were driving along Interstate 90. I think it was early Fall 1973, when they had seen a Winnebago that was broken down on the side of the road right there at Cactus Flats.
Wall, South Dakota (upper left red circle) on I-90 is 6 miles northwest
of Delta-09 site (lower right red circle).
Blue Light from Sky Surrounds
Ellsworth AFB Security Guard
The two security guards decided to help the people in the Winnebago, so they stopped (pickup truck) behind Winnebago and one of the security guards got out and walked towards the Winnebago. As he got to the back of the Winnebago, the other security guard reported that he saw a blue light turn on from above onto the guy that was going towards the Winnebago.
That's the last thing the security guard in the pickup truck remembers seeing was this blue light shining down on the other security guard (walking towards Winnebago). And that other security guard that was going to the Winnebago, that's the last thing he remembers was a blue light turn on from above.
Abducted Security Guard
Wakes Up North of Wall Drug
The next thing the security guard (surrounded by blue light), who went to help the people in the Winnebago woke up in a field north of Wall. He's out in the middle of a field. His shoes, his boots, are missing and his gun, I believe, was unloaded and laying off to the side. So when he finally gets his wits about him, he looks to the south and he sees the lights of Wall Drug in the distance, which had to be a couple of miles away. Not knowing what happened to him and not remembering, he walks to Wall Drug. He had to do it through his bare feet because his shoes were missing. He goes inside and says, ‘Can you call the Air Force here and tell them I'm here?’
We had heard about this and were always wondering would we be next? (laughs) Would UFOs be abducting us or something because we were out at the missile site probably more than anybody else? And so I was at that time in Fall Semester that started in late August 1973 through December 1973, taking a college course at the School of Mines in Rapid City to prepare myself to go to school after the Air Force on the G.I. bill. While I was taking this night course, I noticed on a bulletin board in the school there that they were holding a UFO symposium by the Astronomy Department at the school.
Abduction Confirmation At UFO
Symposium by Astronomers
I kind of thought by the timing that it had something to do with what I had been hearing about (Delta Squadron security guard abduction). So I told one of my buddies and we decided we would go to the symposium, which was going to be held in a classroom there at the school. So we show up on that night and I saw a guy at the symposium that I knew. We all referred to him as ‘Colonel Klink.’
Now, ‘Colonel Klink’ was not a Colonel. Colonel Klink was a high NCO, or Non-Commissioned Officer. He was like a Senior Master Sergeant or Chief Master Sergeant type of person. And we knew him because he was what we referred to as the 1st Sergeant of our squadron. Now, my squadron was called the 44th MIMS, which is short for Missile Maintenance Squadron.
‘Colonel Klink,’ this Sergeant guy, was somebody we all knew because we all dealt with him because he was the guy who kind of oversaw all the enlisted men working on the missiles there. And he wasn't a particularly well-liked kind of guy because he was a very strict disciplinarian and very dedicated Air Force type. Most of the people I worked with were trying to get out of the military as quickly as possible and get on with their lives. So, he was always on our case because we were the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and we were working on nuclear missiles and it was his job to do that. So, we all knew Col. Klink quite well and we called him Col. Klink because he kind of had that very military attitude that the character in Hogan's Heroes had and he shaved his head like Colonel Klink (in TV production) did at that time.
[ Editor's Note: Wikipedia - “Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp.” ]
So, we show up at the symposium in that classroom at the School of Mines. There were two astronomy professors there. I noticed that Col. Klink was there. And at the start of the symposium, the professors talked about an incident happening out on the missile field there in South Dakota. Then he asked if there was anybody from the government there at the symposium. There were about twenty or thirty people that showed up for this thing.
Two Men In Black
And sure enough, two guys stand up. And guess what they are? They are MIBs. And they are dressed just like MIBs are dressed.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
Men In Black! They had dark suits on, skinny black ties and white shirts. (laughs)
WERE THEY WEARING SUNGLASSES?
(laughs) No, because we were inside at night. But they had buzz cuts. They looked very FBI-like. So, these two guys stood up and said they were from the government and they were there to observe what was going on and that's all that they would say.
The symposium starts and guess who starts to talk? It's Col. Klink, the 1st Shirt - my 1st Shirt - but he wasn't my 1st Shirt anymore. He had moved from the Missile Maintenance Squadron to be the 1st Shirt, or 1st Sergeant - we called him 1st Shirt. He was the 1st Sergeant for the Security Squadron on base. So, he had personal knowledge of everything that happened with that abduction. And he stood up at the symposium and gave the story that I gave you. Detail for detail the same story I'd been hearing from the security guards, he was telling everybody at the symposium that, ‘Yes, this had happened, that this guard had got abducted and dropped off north of Wall Drug.’
HAS ANYBODY EVER FILLED IN THE DETAILS, EVEN THROUGH CIRCUMSTANTIAL DISCUSSIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE TIME HE WAS TAKEN IN THE BLUE BEAM OF LIGHT AND THEN FOUND HIMSELF NORTH OF WALL?
No, not to my knowledge. I have looked over the years over and over again on the internet to see if there's some kind of report and I have not been able to find anything. Now, there are other reports on Minuteman UFO activity on the internet. They happen at different years, different locations. But nothing I can find can give me any details, any knowledge.
DIDN'T ANYONE AT THIS SYMPOSIUM OF THE ASTRONOMERS AND THE TWO FBI-LIKE AGENTS ASK,‘WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THIS MAN WHO WAS PICKED UP IN A BEAM OF LIGHT AND DEPOSITED TWO MILES NORTH OF WALL?’
Well, my understanding from listening to the security guards and listening to Col. Klink was that he was totally unconscious the whole time. The last thing he remembers was that he was walking up to the back of the Winnebago on I-90 and then he's waking up in this field a couple of miles north of Wall, South Dakota.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER SECURITY GUARD, WHO HAD BEEN WITH HIM?
He just basically kind of woke up and he's sitting there in his truck and his buddy is gone.
YOU MEAN THAT SECURITY GUARD WAS PUT UNCONSCIOUS AS WELL?
SO THEY BOTH SAY THAT THEY WERE UNCONSCIOUS DURING THE MISSING TIME PERIOD OF THE SECOND SECURITY GUARD WHO FOUND HIMSELF NORTH OF WALL?
I don't know too much about the story about the guy in the pickup truck because everybody was concentrating on the poor guy that got picked up by the UFO. He remembers seeing the blue light and then and waking up and there's nobody there.
I WOULD HAVE ASSUMED THAT THE SECURITY GUARD WHO WAS STILL AT THE TRUCK WOULD IMMEDIATELY HAVE PHONED SOMEBODY ON THE BASE AND SAID, ‘I JUST WATCHED MY COLLEAGUE BE SURROUNDED BY A BEAM OF BLUE LIGHT.’
He may well have done that. I would imagine he would.
UNLESS HE WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY WHATEVER THE PHENOMENON WAS RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING AND BOTH SECURITY GUARDS HAD NO CONSCIOUS MEMORY OF ANYTHING BEYOND THE BLUE BEAM OF LIGHT.
Yeah, that's my understanding that the guy in the truck, he remembers seeing the blue light and that's the last thing he remembers and then he wakes up - probably sitting behind his steering wheel looking at a broken down Winnebago and wondering where the other guy went?”
I talked with Robert Salas who had been a USAF 1st Lt. in a Malmstrom AFB missile bunker 60 feet underground when a red glowing UFO showed up and ten of their Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles went off line one at a time every second. I asked him if he had ever heard of a security guard abduction at Ellsworth AFB in 1973. Bob told me describes a 1976 event at Ellsworth AFB in his recent new book, UNIDENTIFIED: The UFO Phenomenon. Bob told me there was an Ellsworth missile crew member in 1976 who reported a large UFO hover over the missile silo and he experienced missing time. He also felt he might have been taken out of the below-ground capsule in which he was working.
— If anyone has more information about this Fall 1973 abduction of an Ellsworth AFB security guard by an ORANGE light (not blue - corrected in Part 2 by firsthand Master Sergeant investigator of this incident) from Cactus Flats Delta-09 missile site to north of Wall Drug, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests for anonymity are respected.
Continued in Part 2. Master Sergeant James Klancnik was firsthand investigator of abduction.
For further reports about UFO interactions with military sites and personnel, please see my
2-volume Glimpses of Other Realities in the Earthfiles Shop. There are also dozens of other reports (examples below) in the Earthfiles Archive.
• 09/27/2013 — Part 1: Retired Montana Sheriff Saw “Impossible” UFO Radar Track in USAF Briefing
• 02/14/2013 — Abduction? Missing Time? When Security Guards Fired at UFO Over Ellsworth AFB Minuteman Site
• 11/23/2010 — ICBM Heavy, Concrete Silo Covers Moved Aside by Glowing Discs
• 11/09/2010 — Letters to Earthfiles About UFO Interactions with ICBMs
• 10/28/2010 — Updated 10/28 - 20 ICBMs Shut Down by UFOs At Malmstrom AFB in March 1967
• 08/21/2010 — Part 8: 1980 RAF Bentwaters Disaster Preparedness Tech S/Sgt. Monroe Nevels Describes “Top Secret” Investigation
• 08/21/2010 — Part 9: 1980 RAF Bentwaters Disaster Preparedness TechS/Sgt. Monroe Nevels Describes “Top Secret” Investigation
• 08/07/2010 — Updated: Aerial Disc Beam Interacted with Nuclear Weapons Bunkers At Whiteman AFB
• 08/06/2010 — WWII UFO and RAF Plane Encounter Covered Up by Churchill and Eisenhower, MoD Documents Reveal
• 03/30/2010 — Part 1: Unidentified Beam Technology Near Ft. Stewart, Georgia
• 03/18/2010 — Huge V-Shaped UFO Emitted Beam On C-5 At Vandenberg AFB
• 12/20/2007 — Updated: Viewer Letters About Secret American Military Space Program
• 11/20/2007 — Do Black Budget Trillions Support A Secret American Space Program?
• 11/03/2006 — Another UFO Retaliation to Radar Lock On - 2003
• 05/18/2006 — Top Secret UFO Retrieval During 1983 Grenada War
• 11/09/2002 — UPDATED: Majestic-12 Documents with Ryan Wood About Extraterrestrial Technologies