Edgar Mitchell, a former NASA astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon, has insisted that test missiles were repeatedly shot down by what he alleges to be alien spacecraft, while he even declared that aliens came down to Earth to stop Russia and America from embarking on a nuclear war.
Mitchell spoke to the Mirror about his theories, going on to explain that high ranking military officials saw these alien ships as they tested weapons in the 1940s. Mitchell even has the specific date when extra terrestrials first came into contact with human beings in the White Sands deserts of New Mexico, as he explained that it took place on July 16, 1945.
Speaking about White Sands and New Mexico, which is where Mitchell grew up, he remarked, “You don’t know the area like I do. White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons – and that’s what the extraterrestrials were interested in.”
He continued, “They wanted to know about our military capabilities. My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.”
Mitchell also noted that other military officers who oversaw missile bases throughout the 20th century, even during some of its tensest moments, corroborated and added to his version of events.
“I have spoken to many Air Force officers who worked at these silos during the Cold War,” Mitchell explained. “They told me UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles. Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft. There was a lot of activity in those days.
When asked to comment on Mitchell’s remarks, Nick Pope, a former UFO researcher for the Ministry of Defense, respectfully dismissed the astronaut’s thoughts.
“Edgar Mitchell is an honourable and truthful man, who I’ve had the privilege of meeting,” he stated. “But so far as I’m aware, most of his information on this issue comes not from things he’s experienced himself, but from things he’s been told by others.”
Pope then added that the idea of “peace-loving extraterrestrials” that have come down to “warn humanity about our destructive ways” was “a nice thought” but then he confirmed that he was “skeptical” because it was the exact same plot as the 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still.
NASA, via the Daily Mail, also debunked Mitchell’s comments in a polite manner, releasing a statement that read, “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.”
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