Edgar Mitchell On Alleged
Astronaut Stories About
UFOs: "Pure Fiction"
Source: Uri Geller's Weird Web
The Times (London)
From Stig Agermose <>
Were they lunar aliens, or was it sheer lunacy?
Senator John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, has blasted back into space aboard the shuttle - but could he experience anything as weird as the cigar-shaped UFO he allegedly saw and photographed on his original Mercury flight in 1962?
Glenn's incredible picture is reproduced on where photos and comments about alien craft by 17 US spacemen are logged.
The images range from point-like lights captured (supposedly) by Ed White, the first American to walk in space, to fiery clusters of orange, "photographed" during the Gemini 11 space flight on September 13, 1966.
Transcripts are also reprinted, including one that, it is claimed, was picked up by VHF radio hams in 1969, monitoring the exchanges which were not broadcast between Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, and Mission Control in Houston.
Nasa: "What's there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11."
Apollo 11: "These babies are huge, sir! Enormous! Oh my God! You wouldn't believe it! I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there,lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They're on the Moon watching us!"
And later, during a Nasa symposium, an unnamed professor interviewed Armstrong:
Professor: "What really happened out there with Apollo 11?"
Armstrong: "It was incredible. Of course we had always known there was a possibility. The fact is, we were warned off! [by the aliens]. There was never any question then of a space station or a moon city."
Professor: "How do you mean, "warned off?"
Armstrong: "I can't go into details, except to say that their ships were far superior to ours both in size and technology. Boy, were they big! And menacing! No, there is no question of a space station."
Can any of this be true? Last week I spoke to Captain Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14, the sixth man on the moon and a serious scientific investigator of parapsychology. His verdict: "Pure fiction!"
He asked me, "Who's to say why anyone would make up any story? I haven't heard these stories before, but they are inventions. We discussed this issue, the other astronauts and I, and they are all pure fiction. We know exactly what goes on, and these claims just are not true."
I've known Ed Mitchell a long time, and he is a great hero of mine. His words pose a huge question - why would anyone go to such lengths to invent these tales?