July 25, 2008

The UFO Question

Posted in Offbeat tagged , , , , at 5:20 pm by Katharine Lackey

Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 14 flight, revealed this week that he not only believes in aliens, but he has been privy to government cover ups for the past 60 years revealing that the extraterrestrials have visited our humble planet, The Lede says.

During an interview with a British radio show, Mitchell said he was “privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the U.F.O. phenomena is real.”

There was more: Mitchell said he had intelligence “that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real – though it’s been covered up by governments for the last 60 years or so”.

While we’ve grown used to the theorist sprouting conspiracies of government cover ups and “actual” photos for years, Mitchell would appear to be a more credible source, although The Guardian does raise questions about that.

There was his claim to the culture magazine Cabinet a few years ago that he had conducted unofficial experiments in extrasensory perception during the Apollo 14 mission, trying to make contact via telepathy with collaborators back on Earth. (The experiment failed, but let’s not dwell on that.)

More recently, the ex-astronaut apparently stated that he had been healed from afar of kidney cancer, the Guardian says.

Personally, I’ve always been on a fence with the whole ET thing… I believe that the universe is too big for there not to be another life-form out there, but I’m don’t think we’ve been visited or abducted.

As the main character in Contact says, “If it were just us, it’d be an awful waste of space.”


1 Comment »

  1. rbob said,

    I’m disappointed that there’s no hard evidence on this matter, all we have is 77-years old senior’s word 😦

    I respect Dr Mitchell for his past but what is his medical condition atm?

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