Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Edgar Mitchell Reasserts Belief in UFO Cover-Up

Former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell asserted again yesterday at the National Press Club that the US and other governments are concealing the fact that extraterrestrial life exists.

Mitchell, of course, has long contended there is life on other planets and that earth has been visited. As part of the Apollo 14 mission, he was the sixth man to walk on the moon.

Asked if we’re alone in the universe, Mitchell told CNN, “No, we’re not alone.”

"Our destiny, in my opinion, and we might as well get started with it, is to become a part of the planetary community,” Mitchell said. “We should be ready to reach out beyond our planet and beyond our solar system to find out what is really going on out there."

According to today’s CNN article:
Mitchell grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, which some UFO believers maintain was the site of a UFO crash in 1947. He said residents of his hometown "had been hushed and told not to talk about their experience by military authorities." They had been warned of "dire consequences" if they did so.

But, he claimed, they "didn't want to go to the grave with their story. They wanted to tell somebody reliable. And being a local boy and having been to the moon, they considered me reliable enough to whisper in my ear their particular story."

Roughly 10 years ago, Mitchell claimed, he was finally given an appointment at the Pentagon to discuss what he had been told. An unnamed admiral working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff promised to uncover the truth behind the Roswell story, Mitchell said. The stories of a UFO crash "were confirmed," but the admiral was then denied access when he "tried to get into the inner workings of that process."

The same admiral, Mitchell claimed, now denies the story.
"I urge those who are doubtful to read the books, read the lore, start to understand what has really been going on. Because there really is no doubt we are being visited," Mitchell said yesterday. "The universe that we live in is much more wondrous, exciting, complex and far-reaching than we were ever able to know up to this point in time."

Click here for the CNN article.


ludmil said...

Interesting explosive subject Greg.I think there is a grain of truth in the astronaut press release.Why not?Let see the facts.Terence Dickinson is editor of "SkyNesws"and regular commentator for "Discovery " Chanel Canada.If you have an interest in stargazing you most likely have red his books on the subject.Very prolific author and respectable too.Let me quote his studies in a nut-shell if i may."There are about 1,000 stars within our galactic neighborhood/area around the earth within 54 light years.46 stars are very similar to our sun.Star pair Zeta 1 and Zeta 2 Reticuli are only 35 light years from the Earth.They are about 1 billion years older than the sun.A civilization that had a billion -year head start on us will certainly know things that we can,t even dream of .Our own limited science has shown that nuclear fusion rackets can provide thrust far in excess of that provided by chemical rocket,and so interstellar travel may be as easy for other civilizations now as nonstop flight across the ocean today"
Definitely one can wonder and be puzzled when start to read all those witness reports from the accident.The chain of cover-ups in our history is so long and people have a reason to be doubt full.


Gregory LeFever said...

You're right, Ludmil. Statistically the odds are in favor of another life form existing somewhere.

The whole UFO/Alien topic is one of the most complex imaginable, with possible implications on the physical, psychological and even spiritual levels.

Personally, I doubt we'll get it figured out, at least in my lifetime. But it certainly continues to intrigue me.

Thanks again for your informed comment!