24 July 2008
Edgar Mitchell was the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14
Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have
hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has
Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of many UFO
visits to Earth during his career with NASA but each one was covered
Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the
space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as
'little people who look strange to us.'
He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional
image of a small frame, large eyes and head.
Chillingly, he claimed our technology is 'not nearly as
sophisticated' as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned 'we
would be been gone by now'.
Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds
the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17
minutes following their 1971 mission.
'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,' Dr
'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.
UFO theorists believe Roswell in New Mexico was the site of an alien
crash in 1947.
'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
Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical
engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and
Astronautics claimed Roswell was real and similar alien visits
continue to be investigated.
He told the astonished Kerrang! radio host Nick Margerrison:
is really starting to open up. I think we're headed for real
disclosure and some serious organizations are moving in that
Mr. Margerrison said:
"I thought I'd stumbled on some sort of
astronaut humor but he was absolutely serious that aliens are
definitely out there and there's no debating it."
Officials from NASA, however, were quick to play the comments down.
In a statement, a spokesman said:
"NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is
not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet
or anywhere in the universe. Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions
on this issue."
Apollo Astronaut Says Gov. Is
Covering Up UFOs
Edgar Mitchell Claims Government Conspiracy
July 25, 2008
LAKE WORTH, Fla.
-- Edgar Mitchell's suburban Lake Worth
home is a small shrine to the nine hours and 17 minutes he spent
walking on the moon. Because of his experience, Mitchell's recent
comments about unidentified flying objects and aliens are getting a
lot of attention.
"It's incredible to think that we
might be the only intelligent, living system in the universe.
That's not credible anymore," he told WPBF News 25 Friday.
The Apollo 14 veteran said that he
believes the U.S. government has been covering-up the truth for more
than 50 years.
"Military pilots, airline pilots,
mostly, from all over the world, for 50 years, have reported
these things, but they've quit because they're told to shut up
and not talk about it by military and intelligence people,"
The 77-year-old said the deception began
after the alleged alien landing in Roswell, N.M., in 1947.
Ever since, Mitchell claims, the government has been keeping proof
of alien life -- and alien visits -- under wraps.
"Unfortunately, you the press show
no interest whatsoever. The giggle factor has been too high. But
the science behind it and the research behind it, among the
people I know, is accepted. It's real," Mitchell told WPBF.
The issue gained steam earlier this week
when Mitchell told a British radio interviewer that he knows that
the government knows about life in outer space.
"I've been saying the same damn
words for 10 years, almost verbatim, and all of a sudden, here
I'm global news," he said.
Mitchell first made global news on Feb.
9, 1971, when his lunar mission earned him a place in the record
book for longest moonwalk -- an unbelievable feat that he said could
be topped by an alien encounter.
"It would be pretty darn exciting. I
have been hoping for that type of experience since I got
involved in this," he said.
Mitchell told WPBF that he does not know
why the government would be covering up the existence of intelligent
He said the believes that John F. Kennedy was the last U.S.
president to be briefed on UFOs.
Video and Entire Video Transcript of...
Edgar Mitchell on Kerrang! Radio
by Bauer Radio
Kerrang! Radio and MediaSpan
Margerrison: DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE
ON OTHER PLANETS?
Edgar Mitchell: Oh, yes. There is not much question at all, but
there is life throughout the universe. Weíre not alone in the
universe at all.
Margerrison: YOUíRE CONVINCED WEíRE NOT ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?
Mitchell: Oh, I know for sure weíre not alone in the universe.
Now, have we been able to identify for sure where the other
(inhabited) planets are? No, we havenít, certainly not in our
solar system. But they have identified quite a number of planets
now that very likely could be life-bearing planets.
I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we
have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real,
although it has been covered up by our governments for quite a
Margerrison: WHOA! WELL, HANG ON A MINUTE. THIS IS BIG. ALL THIS
IS QUITE A SHOCK TO ME.
Mitchell: Well, Iím sorry you havenít been reading the papers
recently. Itís starting to open up quite a bit.
Margerrison: SO, YOUíRE TELLING ME Ė THEREíS A LOT OF
INFORMATION HERE TO TAKE ON BOARD. HANG ON A MINUTE. LISTEN,
IíVE HEARD CRAZY UFO NUTS TELL ME THIS KIND OF THING BEFORE.
IíVE NEVER HAD DR. ED MITCHELL, THE SIXTH MAN TO WALK ON THE
MOON, A RESPECTED SCIENTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT, ANNOUNCE TO ME
THAT WEíVE BEEN VISITED BY ALIENS FROM OTHER PLANETS AND THAT
THEY DEFINITELY ARE OUT THERE. THERE IS NO DEBATING IT.
Mitchell: Well, this is the first time youíve ever talked to me,
or I would have told you about it before.
Margerrison: (laughs) SO YOU BELIEVE THE WHOLE DEAL?
Mitchell: Thereís more nonsense out there about this than there
is real knowledge, but it is a real phenomenon and there are a
few of us (who know). Itís been covered up by all our
governments for the last 60 years or so. But slowly itís leaked
out and some of us are privileged to have been briefed on some
of it. I happen to have grown up in Roswell, New Mexico, where
presumably the Roswell incident of 1947 took place and Iím quite
knowledgeable about it there since I grew up there. But Iíve
also been in military circles and intelligence circles that know
below the surface of what has been public knowledge that, yes,
we have been visited.
Margerrison: AND YOUíRE SERIOUS? YOUíRE NOT GOING TO GO, ĎI WAS
JUST PULLING YOUR LEG ABOUT THAT?í THAT ITíS NOT TRUE? IíM
WONDERING IF IíVE STUMBLED UPON ASTRONAUT HUMOR AND IN A COUPLE
OF MINUTES YOUíRE GOING TO GO, ĎI WAS ONLY PULLING YOUR LEGí?
Mitchell: No, I wonít do that.
Margerrison: WOW! SO YOUíVE BEEN BRIEFED ON THE FACT THAT WEíVE
Mitchell: Well, briefed is one word for it. I have been involved
in much of this work Ė itís not my main work. Itís not my main
interest. But Iíve been deeply involved in certain committees
and research programs with very credible scientists and various
intelligence people that do know the real inside story and I am
not hesitant to talk about it.
Margerrison: WHAT IS THE REAL INSIDE STORY?
Mitchell: Thatís what Iím telling you: we have been visited.
Margerrison: IS IT REGULAR CONTACT? OR ONE CRASH? OR?
Mitchell: Well, no, there is quite a bit of contact going on. I
canít tell you because I donít know all the extent of it, not
all of the inside details because that is not my really main
But the fact that we have been visited, that the (July 1947)
Roswell crash is real and a number of other contacts have been
real and ongoing is pretty well known to those of us who have
been briefed and been close to the subject matter.
Margerrison: SO, WHY IS IT BEING COVERED UP THEN? WHY IS IT NOT
Mitchell: The reason for that goes back to when the main
instances started taking place after World War II when in the
United States at least Ė I canít speak for the European
governments or South American governments. All of them recently
have started opening their files. This has started to open up
and the internet, or look at some of the international press,
youíll start to get the stories that are coming out now.
Margerrison: BUT IíVE HAD PEOPLE ON THE SHOW TELLING ME THAT
GOVERNMENTS ARE MOUNTING TOWARDS DISCLOSURE, TOWARDS SAYING THIS
IS THE CASE. DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE THE CASE THAT THERE WILL BE
AN ACTUAL DISCLOSURE ON THIS MAYBE THIS YEAR. THAT THE
Mitchell: I donít know whether it will be this year in the
United States, but certainly weíve already had it in the last
few years from the Belgium government, from the French
government, from the Brazilian government, the Mexican
government Ė theyíve opened their (UFO) files and admitted they
had the files.
Margerrison: OK, LET ME GET MY HEAD TOGETHER. LISTEN, HEREíS
WHAT I KNOW. IíVE HAD PEOPLE ON THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT THE FACT
THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS SAID THAT BELIEF IN LIFE ON OTHER
PLANETS DOES NOT COMPROMISE YOUR CATHOLICISM.
Mitchell: Of course, that just happened recently in association,
I believe, with a major release from the British government of
some of the British files. They were not your deepest files, but
they were some files released.
Margerrison: WHATíS HAPPENING OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS ĖALL OF
THE UFO FILES HERE IN THE U. K. ARE BEING RELEASED. DO YOU THINK
ITíS THE CASE THAT WE ARE RAMPING UP TO MAYBE THE U. K.
Mitchell: I canít say how fast itís going to happen, but
certainly the public awareness of it is increasing, the public
acceptance is increasing. The amount of misinformation, covert
and actual attempts to cover up seem to be decreasing. I think
weíre headed for real disclosure by some serious organizations
moving in that direction.
Margerrison: YOUíVE HAD A LONG TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS. WHAT DO
YOU THINK THE IMPACT WILL BE ON THE WORLD WHEN IT IS FINALLY
MAINSTREAM NEWS THAT THERE ARE ALIEN BEINGS FROM OUTSIDE THIS
Mitchell: Well, I think at this point, itís probably a whole
bunch of ĎWhatís new?í I think that certainly in the United
States that well over 70% of the people now accept this as fact.
While they do not know all the correct story, they do know there
has been Ė or accept the fact Ė that there has been visitation
and see UFOs in the skies all the time that are very likely
alien craft. Now, not all of them (aerial craft) are. I suspect
that some of them are homegrown. I suspect that in the past
sixty years or so that there has been some back-engineering (of
E. T. technologies) and the creation of this type of equipment.
But itís not nearly as sophisticated yet as what the visitors
Margerrison: SO, AS PART OF YOUR KNOWING ABOUT ALL THIS AND ALSO
GOING PUBLIC WITH IT, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR SAFETY WITH THIS
KIND OF STUFF? OR Ö
Mitchell: Oh, I think those days are gone. That used to be a
concern among the people on the inside. But I donít think they
are knocking anybody off (for talking) any more or doing drastic
things to them.
Margerrison: WHAT DO YOU THINK THE INTENT OF THE ALIENS IS? IS
IT HOSTILE OR PEACEFUL?
Not at all, itís not hostile. Itís pretty obvious that if it
were hostile, we would have been gone by now.
Margerrison: (laughs) REALLY?!
Mitchell: We could have been (gone by now).
Mitchell: We would have no defense if thatís what their real
Margerrison: ARE WE TALKING Ė WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Mitchell: Youíve seen some of the pictures. The pictures that I
know of, some of them are these little people that look strange
to us. As far as I know from my (professional) contacts that
have had contact, thatís pretty accurate.
Margerrison: DO YOU THINK OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE INVOLVED WITH
THE MOON LANDINGS KNOW ABOUT THIS?
Mitchell: Some of them do. But again, like other people, if you
are interested enough to dig into it and want to know about it,
you can know about it.
(Cell phone musical sound)
Margerrison: LISTEN, I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY GUY AND I HEAR YOUR
Mitchell: Yes, people donít leave me alone. The phone is ringing
all the time and Iím here by myself.
Margerrison: THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
CONVERSATIONS OF MY LIFE Ė UNBELIEVABLE! I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR
Mitchell: You bet.
Margerrison: AND DR. ED MITCHELL, LISTEN Ė YOUíRE A FRIEND OF
THE SHOW, IF YOU WANT TO ACCEPT THAT FRIENDSHIP, AND WOW! WHAT
AN INCREDIBLE CONVERSATION. THANKS FOR JOINING US.
Mitchell: Iím glad you enjoyed it.Ē
Edgar Mitchell on FoxNews - July 25th,2008
NASA Response reference Edgar Mitchell interview on Kerrang Radio