Astronauts "Truth About UFOs"

Part From Article by Jim Hickman
Formatted by CammoDude 09-24-99 Reformatted by Kidd 1/1/2001


Maj. Don Keyhoe
November 29, 1957.

"Russia and the U. S. have announced they are definitely planning several space machines. So it's quite possible that the first space ships or satellites may encounter other interplanetary machines," manned or otherwise. Our space devices may even be closely approached by such alien machines... "


Astronaut Storey Musgrove
Apollo 16

Certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe they're so advanced they're even doing interstellar travel. I believe it's possible they even came here. "


Astronaut Gordon Cooper and Ed Mitchell.

"The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash and that material was recovered from that crash site, "says Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission. Mitchell doesnt say hes seen a UFO. But he says hes met with high-ranking military officers who admitted involvement with alien technology and hardware. Cooper told a U.N. committee recently, "Every day in the U.S.A., our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us.", Cooper speculates that public skepticism toward UFOs will shift dramatically.


Dr. Ed Mitchell Apollo 14
Astronaut, MSN Interview 10/98.
UFO Community on MSN

"I have been over the years very skeptical like many others. But in the last ten years or so, I have known the late Dr. Alan Hynek - who I highly admire. I know and currently work with Dr. Jacques Vallee. I've come to realize that the evidence is building up to make this a valid and researchable question. Further, because my personal motivation has always been to understand our universe better, and my own theoritcal work has convinced me that life is everywhere in the universe that has been permitted to evolve,I consider this a very timely question. By becoming more involved with the serious research field, I've seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these matters. I rely upon the testimony of contacts who I have had - old timers - who were involved in official positions in government and intelligence and militiary over the last 50 years. We can not say that today's government is really covering it up - I think that most of them don't know what is going on anymore than the public...


Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev

"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disapeared completely. It was an engineered  structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away. "-Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev commenting on a UFO siting that occured while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.


Astronaut Scott Carpenter

"At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs. "-Astronaut Scott Carpenter--Carpenter photographed a UFO while in orbit on May 24, 1962. NASA still has not released the photograph.


Commander Eugene Cernan

"...I've been asked about UFOs and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization." -Commander Eugene Cernan, Commanded the Apollo 17 Mission--The quote is from a 1973 article in the Los Angeles Times.


Col Gordon Cooper

"I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion....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. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public. "-Colonel L. Gordon Cooper, Mercury and Gemini Astronaut, in an address to the UN in 1985 after announcing that he had seen and chased UFOs over Germany in the 1950s. Cooper also reported a greenish object which passed by his capsule going east to west (opposite normal man-made orbits) while in orbit in May of 1963. The object was tracked by ground-based equipment in Perth, Australia. The press was told it could not question Col. Cooper on this aspect of the mission.

"I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful about what he said. But it sure wasn't a weather balloon, like the Air Force cover story. He made it clear to me what crashed was a craft of alien origin, and members of the crew were recovered. "-Col. Gordon Cooper"

"I know other astronauts share my feelings....And we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs. "-Col. Gordon Cooper in a January 14, 1997 interview in the National Enquirer.


Astronaut James McDivitt

"At one stage we even thought it might be necessary to take evasive action to avoid a collision. "-Astronaut James McDivitt commenting on an orbital encounter he and Ed White had with a "weird object" with arm-like extensions which approached their capsule. Later in the flight they saw two similar objects over the caribbean.


Dr. Edgar Michell

"I've talked with people of stature--of military and government credentials and position--and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories openly to the public. And that got my attention very, very rapidly....The first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that, now in advanced years are anxious to tell their story, we can't deny that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site. "-Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut--from a taped interview.

"The U.S. Government hasn't maintained secrecy regarding UFOs It's been leaking out all over the place. But the way it's been handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked. By attempting to show them as fraudulent, as bogus of some sort. There has been a very large disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole area. And one must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than just to say, 'It isn't there. You're deceiving yourself if you think this is true.' And yet, there it is right in front of you. So it's a disinformation effort that's concerning here, not the fact that they have kept the secret. They haven't kept it. It's been getting out into the public for fifty years or more. "-Dr. Edgar Mitchell, from the same interview.


Astronaut Brian O'leary

"We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from. "-Dr. Edgar Mitchell, 1971 "We have contact with alien cultures. "-Astronaut Dr. Brian O'leary, unknown source.


Mercury Astronaut Donald Slayton

"I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high. As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going way from me -- and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared." -Donald Slayton, Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview.


Major Robert White

"There ARE things out there! There absolutely is! "-Major Robert White exclaiming over the radio about a UFO encounter taking place on a 58 mile high X-15 flight on July 17, 1962. He later reported "I have no idea what it could be. It was greyish in color and about thirty to forty feet away. "


Female Cosmonaut

Female Cosmonaut: "I'll take it and hold it with my right hand. Look out the peephole! I have it! "Male Cosmonaut: "There is something! If we do not get out the world will never know about this!" -From the final transmission of a pair of Cosmonauts whose scheduled seven day mission was interupted by a malfunction of unknown origins. This piece of conversation was recorded on February 24, 1961 while they were trying to repair the damage. The two Cosmonauts were never heard from again.




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