In 1971, Dr. Edgar Mitchell (PhD from M.I.T.) was the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 14 moon mission. He, along with fellow astronaut Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest moon walk ever.
On July 4, 2008, Dr. Mitchell appeared on the "Larry King Live" program on CNN and claimed that high ranking officials, both military and civilian, have told him that the UFO phenomenon is a reality and in part a non-human gathering of intelligence of Planet Earth and the human race.
On July 23, 2008, Dr. Mitchell made the same assertions on a London radio station interview, stating that he was aware of many UFO visits to Earth during his career with NASA, but each one was covered up. .
"I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge..." Dr. Mitchell claims, "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."
He also confirmed an extraterrestrial craft crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
On July 4, 1947, several reliable witnesses saw a distant object crash to the earth near Roswell, New Mexico. This unidentified object was spotted on Army Air Force radar and an armed unit was dispatched to the area.
Later, Mack Brazel discovered a large amount of unusual debris scattered over his ranch near Roswell.
Major Jesse Marcel, intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group at the Roswell Army Air Field, had personally gone to the Brazel Ranch to recover the wreckage. He described the metal as being incredibly tough, yet paper thin. It couldn't be burned or cut, and contained strange inscriptions.
On July 8, 1947, Lieutenant Walter Haut, public relations officer, issued a statement to the press that began, "The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc."
The following day, on the orders from the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard, Lt. Haut issued a subsequent press release explaining that the previously reported flying disc had actually been a weather balloon.
Lt. Haut died in 2006. He left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death. That statement was made public in June of 2007. In it, Haut asserts that the weather balloon claim was a bogus story to cover up the truth.
According to Haut, the real unidentified flying object (UFO) had been recovered by the military and stored in a hanger. Haut also declared that he had seen the recovered craft, as well as several recovered alien bodies.
He described the craft as being a 15-foot by 6-foot egg-shaped object with no windows, no wings, no tail and no landing gear. The recovered bodies were approximately four feet tall with disproportionately large heads.
For decades, local Roswell undertaker Glenn Dennis claimed that he had been summoned by an officer at the Army Air Field to deliver four "child-sized" coffins to the base, which he did, shortly after the crash incident.
Haut's sworn affidavit went on to mention a meeting he had with base commander Col. Blanchard and the Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force, General Roger Ramey, and others. They examined the wreckage material and were unable to identify it. Plans were made to divert public attention away from the incident and recover debris from both sites. There had also been a second crash site that was kept from the public.
Col. Phillip J. Corso was a Pentagon Army Intelligence officer and former Inspector General of the 7th Army. He wrote a book in 1997 (shortly before his death) titled THE DAY AFTER ROSWELL. He went into great detail about the cover-up of the UFO crash near Roswell, and about how he and Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau, the chief of U.S. Army Research and Development, used some of the debris from the crash to conduct further military research.
Either Haut, Marcel, Brazel, Dennis and Corso are all liars and trying to pull an elaborate prank on the American public or they're telling the truth. And if they're telling the truth, it means that one or more UFOs crashed in New Mexico in 1947 and our government has withheld the truth from us for some 60 years now.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927 -- 2004) wrote a book in 2000 titled LEAP OF FAITH. He described how he chased UFOs as an Air Force pilot while stationed in Germany in 1951. He also wrote about how he shot film of a UFO encounter from Gemini 5 that was quickly classified by President Johnson and confiscated.
In the final paragraph, Cooper wrote, "For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us."
Haut, Marcel, Brazel, Dennis, Corso, astronaut Mitchell, astronaut Cooper, a former director of the CIA, the former chief of the British Royal Navy, highly ranked military personnel, prominent government officials and others have all stepped forward to reveal the truth about the UFO phenomenon.
Yet the mainstream media scoffs at the mere mention of UFOs and it provides fodder for late night TV comedians.
On July 24, 2008, the evening following Dr. Mitchell's London radio interview, David Letterman's Top Ten List was the top ten excuses NASA hasn't revealed UFO contact.
1) Our leader isn't as bright as their leader
2) Busy trying to confirm evidence of A-Rod/Madonna sex video
3) Too upset to talk after what happened to Pluto
4) No number 4 -- writer abducted by aliens
5) Hey chillax, bro
6) We were waiting to reveal it on a very special episode of "The Tyra Banks Show"
7) Been sort of preoccupied with this giant asteroid that's headed toward Earth
8) Too much Tang
9) We would like to visit these aliens but gas is so damn expensive
10) Didn't think it was a big deal
Of course, the real reason is that the government wants to keep the cycle of production and consumption going full throttle without any distractions. The revelation of the validity of UFO activity might cause fear and panic, thereby hampering the primary objective of the government which is to sustain its ferocious appetite for growth.
Most of the human race goes through life in a hypnotic state, too apprehensive to accept the truth, or too self-centered to give a damn. They're trapped in a system of self-imposed slavery, obedient to an illusion, struggling to acquire things, oblivious of unperceivable truths. They would rather be comfortable with their false view of reality, or their escapism from reality, than to learn the true nature of existence.
We are not alone.
Quote of the Day -- "The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it." Morpheus (from THE MATRIX)