Conspiracy theorists are of the belief that witnesses who are high-profile were told to keep quiet about events that were extra-terrestrial related.
A former US Air Force captain, however, has broken the silence and has now spoken out about the incident.
UFO DESTROYED 10 NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACCORDING TO EX-US AIR FORCE CAPTAIN
Captain David D Schindele was the commander of the Air Forces Base missile field Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile launch in North Dakota. He was in North Dakota in 1966 at a launch control facility that was near to Mohall.
SCHINDELE BREAKS HIS SILENCE ABOUT UFO ENCOUNTER
Schindele has broken the silence to talk about a UFO that managed to destroy ten missiles that were nuclear tipped and of which he was in charge of. According to the commander, UFOs had been reported to be in the region, and a story about them had made the front page of the Minot Daily News 6 December 1966.
Schindele said that officials in the air force had told him that he had to keep quiet about what had been reported. Now in his book, It Never Happened Volume 1, he has opened up to talk about the events of what happened that night.
MANY PEOPLE WITNESSED THE UFO EVENT, ALL TOLD TO KEEP QUIET
He said that many people had been witness to the events that took place at the Minuteman facilities. However, everyone that had witnessed the events that had taken place was told to keep quiet about what they had seen.
He went on to say that at the time the people who had witnessed the event did not realize that many others had also been witnessing the same thing. Schindele went on to say that he had heard a few years ago about an incident that was very similar and which had been witnessed by Captain Robert Salas who had a connection with the Montana Malmstrom AFB and in the same time frame as the incident in which Schindele witnessed.
Schindele went on to conduct research of his own on the cover-up at the Air Force base to try to find out why the Air Force had wanted the events covered up. Schindele said that it took him six and a half years working on the first volume of the book and he came to realize that another volume would be needed if he was to tell the whole story.
The commander also said that a lot of the workers at the base had now passed on and so had taken what they knew to the grave with them, while others who still lived would not speak out about what they saw on that night in December 1966.