Friday, 25 Jul, 2008 Science

Former Apollo 14 Astronaut Claims Aliens Visit Our Planet


According to former NASA astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, there have been a number of messages from the aliens but governments had classified the truth for over 60 years.

Mitchell, who was one of the astronauts who took part in the Apollo 14 mission, said that he knew of several UFO visits to our planet during his career in NASA, but all of them remained top secret.

Edgar Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, as well as a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Now Dr Mitchell is 77 and during one of his radio interviews he mentioned that sources at NASA who came in contact with aliens described them as "little people who look strange to us". The former astronaut said that the earth's "guests" had the look similar to Hollywood images, i.e. small frame, large eyes and big head.

It is worth mentioning that Dr Mitchell was the 6th astronaut to step on the surface of the moon. He set a record of the number of walks on the moon, while Alan Shepard set a record for the longest moon walk - 9 hours and 17 minutes.

The interview with Mr Mitchell was arranged to coincide with the premier of second X-Files movie. During the interview he mentioned that the technology developed by humans was "not nearly as sophisticated" as the one used by aliens, but warned: "Had they been hostile ... we would be gone by now".

"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. 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," Daily Telegraph newspaper quoted Dr Edgar Mitchell as saying.

Some UFO theorists consider that Roswell, located in New Mexico, was the place where a UFO crashed back in 1947.

"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."

According to Dr Mitchell, Roswell was indeed the site of UFO crash and similar UFO visits are still being investigated.

In an interview he told Nick Margerrison, the host of Kerrang! Radio: "This is really starting to open up. I think we're headed for real disclosure and some serious organizations are moving in that direction."

Nick Margerrison was quoted by The Telegraph as saying: "I thought I'd stumbled on some sort of astronaut humor but he was absolutely serious that aliens are definitely out there and there's no debating it."

In a response to Dr Mitchell's claims, NASA's 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. Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue."

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