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.