Jul 24 2008

Astronaut Claims Aliens Have Visited Earth

Published by at 10:21 am under All General Discussions

OK, I am not sure what to make of this, but given the source I would not dismiss it outright:

FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell – a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission – has stunningly claimed aliens exist.

“I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real,” Dr Mitchell said. 

“It’s been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it’s leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it. 

“I’ve been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes – we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it’s been happening quite a bit.” 

Here is a shot of Edgar Mitchell on the Moon during his Apollo 14 mission with the legendary Alan Shepard.

Update:  I should address the NASA statement I guess:

In a statement, a spokesman said: “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe. 

The first comment is a non sequitur: Mitchell is not claiming NASA tracked any UFOs (Roswell was well before NASA even existed). The Military are the ones who sweep the skies today looking for unidentified objects – NASA tracks it’s satellites, it doesn’t sweep the skies looking for unknown objects using tracking resources (they are busy dealing with all of NASA’s missions). Mitchell also specifically quoted military and intelligence groups – NASA is neither. Finally, if this is classified no one is going to admit it openly of course. I have no clue what to make of this, but the NASA comment is interestingly irrelevant to the claims.

If I was really suspicious I would wonder why NASA denied “tracking” UFO’s? What about tracking known off world space vehicles???

Update:  Seems Mitchell has some interesting views on life, universe and everything.

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22 Responses to “Astronaut Claims Aliens Have Visited Earth”

  1. VinceP1974 says:

    Dave.. where do you live? I see about 4 stars in the sky at night where I live (Chicago)

  2. WWS says:

    no stars in the photo? Oh puh-lease. If the picture was taken in full sun, which I think is the one you are referring to, then the shutter speed and aperture setting will be set at levels that will not allow stars to be seen. The camera must be, or the unfiltered sunlight will wipe out the photo. Remember that because of the lack of a filtering atmosphere the sunlight will in fact be much brighter than it would be on the earth.

    The only effect that the lack of atmosphere would have would be that if you pointed the camera AWAY from a sunlit area, then you could set the camera so that stars could be easily seen on a photo and the sunlight would not interfere. From the same position on the moon but aiming in different directions, one aiming towards a sunlit area and one aiming away, it would be simple to take two back to back photos, one showing a sky full of stars and the next showing none. It’s simply a mechanical artifact of the photography process.

    “If one goes outside, at night, and looks around, there are no areas of the sky that are just inky blackness.”

    The Chicago analogy of Vince’s is very appropriate – too much light pollution kills the ability to see stars. An extreme example of this would be seen in a mechanical image capture of the sunlit side of an airless planetoid.