Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Crack in the NASA Wall of Silence?

Or just a moonbat?

Ed Mitchell on the Moon - Apollo 14 Mission, 1971

Former astronaut Ed Mitchell says that UFOs and aliens are real.

Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of several UFO visits during his career, but each one had been covered up.

The 77-year-old, who was a crew member of the Apollo 14 mission, said sources at the space agency had described aliens as resembling "little people who look strange to us".

Dr Mitchell told Kerrang! Radio that human technology was "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs and had they been hostile, he warned: "We would be been gone by now".

He said: "There's not much question at all that there's life throughout the universe, we are not alone at all. I'm most assured about that...

"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.

"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."

...Officials from NASA, were quick to play the comments down...

"Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue."

You know, I've never really given much thought to extra-terrestrials one way or the other. I've never found a compelling reason to believe in them. The way I figure it, if they exist and if they ever wanted to make themselves known to us, there isn't much we could do to stop them from imposing their will upon us, for good or for ill.

If they are benign, that's good to know. Maybe they'll step in when we're on the brink of destroying ourselves. If not that, maybe they can at least pay for the Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac bailout.

You can listen to the interview with Ed Mitchell here.


crystal said...

Ha :) I just posted something about the new X-Files movie.

I've heard this before somewhere, that some astronauts said they saw UFOs. For liking science fiction as much as I do, I haven't really thought too much about whether extraterrestrials exist or not. Too scary :) But I think Jesuit Br. Guy Consolmagno believes in them (link).

Steve Bogner said...

It's a big world out there; who knows? I wonder, what's Mitchell's motivation to speak up now?

Don't worry about the aliens paying for the bailout; that what our kids are for ;)

Jeff said...


Aha. More evidence that the Jesuits are truly universalists at heart. ;-D

To insist that "God could not have made other worlds" was declared a heresy back in the thirteenth century-so this even covers alternate or parallel universes!

Hmm. Why, I did not know this. Aquinas argued that there was only one world, but also that it's likely that there are more angels in the universe than humans. I looked quickly, and it some people apparently argue that Aquinas and the other medieval theologians didn't define the idea of a "world" the way that we do today.

Mitchell and the interviewer did mention the Catholic Church in their interview, as if the Church may be aware of certain things that other people are not. You can listen here.

Hi Steve,

I don't know if he was motivated by any one thing or another. It sounded like it just happened to come up in the interview, and the interviewer stuck with it and ran with it. Do you think old Dr. Mitchell might be getting a little dotty in his old age?

The bailout! It'll be tough enough for the kids to pay off their college debts. The bailout might take a few generations. :)

crystal said...

A Vatican-NASA conspiracy .... I smell a new Dan Brown novel :)

Jeff said...

Every decent conspiracy theory has at least one path that leds through Rome. :)

cowboyangel said...

>maybe they can at least pay for the Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac bailout

That's hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

I bet the Templars have some connection to UFOs. (That's right, present tense.)

The Earth is probably just some bad reality show on the Universe Network.