by Peter Tremblay
July 09, 2007
Rumors have persisted for years that the astronauts - nearly all of
whom are military officers susceptible to being silenced under
orders - may have seen something more on the Moon than rocks and
According to transcripts of the technical debriefing following the
Apollo 11 mission,
"astronauts Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz"
Aldrin and Michael Collins told of an encounter with a large
cylindrical UFO even before reaching the Moon," U.S.
investigative journalist and researcher Jim Marrs documents.
Mr. Aldrin further officially presented
his encounters with apparent Extraterrestrials on CNN's Larry
Jim Marrs further presents that Mr. Aldrin said,
"The first unusual thing that we saw
I guess was one day out or pretty close to the Moon. It had a
sizable dimension to it".
Aldrin said the Apollo crew at first
thought the object was the Saturn 4 booster rocket (S-IVB); but, he
"We called the ground and were told
the S-IVB was 6,000 miles away."
Mr. Aldrin described the UFO as a
cylinder, while Armstrong said it was "really two rings. Two
connected rings". Collins also said it appeared to be a hollow,
"It was a hollow cylinder. But then
you could change the focus on the sextant and it would be
replaced by this open-book shape. It was really weird."
Even more strange was the experience of
Mr. Aldrin and Mr. Armstrong, after they reached the
According to an Associated Press story of July 20, 1969 published in
the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, the astronauts sighted eerie
lights inside a crater near the point on the Moon where their lunar
lander was due to touch down the next day.
On their first sweep around the Moon, Armstrong described a
mysterious bright light on the inner wall of the crater
Aristarchus, located north of their flight path.
"It seems to have a slight amount of
florescence to it. The area in the crater is quite bright," he
"That area is definitely brighter than anything else I can see.
There doesn't appear to be any color involved in it. It looks
like an eerie sight," confirmed Aldrin.
Two astronauts who appear to have broken
ranks are Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper.
On The Oprah Winfrey Show on 19
July 1991, Mitchell hinted that all information regarding UFOs has
not been released, saying,
"I do believe that there is a lot
more known about extraterrestrial investigation than is
available to the public right now [and] has been for a long
time... It's a long, long story. It goes back to World War II
when all of that happened, and is highly classified stuff."
On Dateline NBC in 1996, Mitchell
was even more candid.
"I have no firsthand experience, but
I have had the opportunity to meet with people from three
countries who in the course of their official duties claim to
have had personal firsthand encounter experiences... with
Extraterrestrials," he said.
Jim Marrs says that,
"Mitchell flatly stated that some
advanced military craft use
technology derived from alien spacecraft
that have been collected by the U.S. Government."
Cooper, in a letter read during a 1978
meeting at the United Nations to discuss UFOs, stated,
"...I believe that these
extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this
planet form other planets, which are obviously a little more
advanced than we are here on Earth."
Also that year, Mr. Cooper wrote a
letter to the ambassador of the Mission of Grenada to the United
Nations supporting a UN initiative to study UFOs.
In his letter, Cooper stated that
"are very reluctant even to discuss
UFOs due to the great numbers of people who have
indiscriminately sold fake stories and forged documents, abusing
their names and reputations without hesitation. Those few
astronauts who have continued to participate in the UFO field
have had to do so very cautiously. There are several of us who
do believe in UFOs and who have had occasion to see a UFO on the
ground, or from an airplane."
Cooper's mention of a "UFO on the
ground" apparently was a reference to his own experience at Edwards
Air Force Base on May 2, 1957.
In 1993, Cooper gave this account of the
"I had a crew that was filming an
installation of a precision landing system we were installing
out on the dry lake bed, and they were there with stills and
movies, and filmed the whole installation and they came running
in to tell me that this UFO, a little saucer, had come down
right over them, put down three gear, and landed about 50 yards
from them, and as they proceeded to go on over to get a closer
shot of it, it lifted up, put the gear in, and disappeared in a
rapid rate of speed.
"And so I had to follow my directions as a military... I had to
look up the regulations on who I was to call to report this,
which I did, and they ordered me to immediately have the film
developed, put it in a pouch, and send them by the commanding
general's plane to Washington, which I did.
And that was the
last I've ever heard of the film."
It is interesting to note indicates Mr.
"despite the continued protests that
there is no government secrecy regarding UFOs, there is no
public report on this incident. Although the event was listed in
Project Blue Book index, a full
report and clear photos are suspiciously absent."
Yet Mr. Cooper, who reported the UFO
landing, was selected as a Mercury astronaut only two years later.
In a 1996 interview, Mr. Cooper said he discounts any conventional
explanation for his experience.
Asked his thoughts on UFOs, the
"Well, I figured it was somebody
coming from some distant place to visit us."
Steve Omar, another investigative
journalist and researcher, indicates that J. Allen Hynek (who
investigated UFOs for the U.S. Air Force), Major Donald Keyhoe,
Timothy Good (in his book Above Top Secret) suggest secrecy
about UFOs and Extraterrestrials.
One unquestionably absolute expert we
may want to consult is Christopher Kraft, who was Director
of the NASA tracking base in Houston during the Apollo Moon
missions, when he revealed the following conversation "after" he
left his work at NASA:
- ASTRONAUTS NElL ARMSTRONG and BUZZ
ALDRIN speaking from the Moon: "Those are giant things. No, no,
no .... this is not an optical illusion. No one is going to
- MISSION CONTROL (HOUSTON CENTER): "What... what... what? What
the hell is happening? What’s wrong with you?"
- ASTRONAUTS: "They’re here under the surface."
- MISSION CONTROL: "What’s there?" Emission interrupted...
interference... "control calling Apollo II."
- ASTRONAUTS: "We saw some visitors. They were there for awhile,
observing the instruments."
- MISSION CONTROL: "Repeat your last information."
- ASTRONAUTS: "I say that there were other spaceships. They’re
lined up on the other side of the crater."
- MISSION CONTROL: "Repeat... repeat!"
- ASTRONAUTS: "Let us sound this orbita... In 625 to 5...
automatic relay connected... My hands are shaking so badly I
can’t do anything. Film it? God, if these damned cameras have
picked up anything... what then?"
- MISSION CONTROL: "Have you picked up anything?"
- ASTRONAUTS: "I didn’t have any film at hand. Three shots of
the saucers or whatever they were that were ruining the film."
- MISSION CONTROL: "Control, control here. Are you on your way?
Is the uproar with the UFOs over?
- ASTRONAUTS: "They’ve landed there. There they are and they are
- MISSION CONTROL: "The mirrors, the mirrors... have you set
- ASTRONAUTS: "Yes, they’re in the
right place. But whoever made those space ships surely can come
tomorrow and remove them. Over and out."
There is an unconfirmed report, also
documented by Steve Omar, that when Buzz Aldrin opened the
door after landing on the Moon, he immediately saw a transparent
etherical being staring at him outside.
Welcome to the Moon??
Allegedly, NASA Director Kraft added
that there was a public and a secret private A.S.A. radio frequency
between Moon and Mission Control and that the conversation above
took place during a mysterious two minute interruption in public
To prove it is the truth, hundreds of
independent CIVILIAN radio operators with powerful VHF equipment
separately reported hearing the AME spaceship report from the Apollo
"Soviet radio operators also picked
it up and published it in Moscow. Another mysterious radio
message from the Moon was broadcast on French public television
only one time before it was censored AFTER it leaked out.
That transmission appeared to be a
mysterious clearly spoken ALIEN LANGUAGE," further reports Steve
The famous French historian and author
Robbert Charroux published the transmission which has been
suppressed in the U.S. It came from U.S. astronaut Worden who
transmitted it to NASA, and expert linguists have been unable to
translate the message.