Although new comments credited to the former U.S. astronaut Edgar Mitchel — that peace loving aliens have tried to keep humanity from blowing itself up — have caught the attention of the media, the views of the sixth man on the Moon about alien UFOs and the alleged decades-old cover-up policy of governments are not new but have been known to the UFO community for a long time.
Mitchell has gone on record several times in the past about his conviction — allegedly shared secretly by many other astronauts and NASA employees — that alien UFOs are real but the U.S. government has been involved in decades-old policy of withholding information from the public.
The received wisdom is that the Grey alien species — the stereotypical extraterrestrial with grey skin, frail physique, oversized head, and spindly arms — are not real but the product of overactive imaginations of kooky conspiracy theorists assisted by Hollywood.
But according to Mitchell, Grey-type alien species are real and have been watching humanity for decades since the advent of the nuclear age. Mitchell has also claimed that NASA has had secret contact with Grey-type aliens for decades.
He claims that the Grey aliens are technologically superior to humans and could easily take over our planet if they wanted to.
It is clear that the media have not understood how to handle such extraordinary disclosures by a former fighter jet pilot and astronaut with an M.S. in aeronautical engineering and a doctorate in aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In an interview with Bloomberg in July 2013, Mitchell was clear about his views on UFOs and his beliefs about the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. He said he had been in contact with descendants of the original witnesses of the Roswell incident, including the son of the undertaker who delivered little coffins to the Air Force used for the alien bodies. He also said he spoke with the son of a police officer who was assigned to divert traffic from the Roswell crash site and with a military officer who had firsthand knowledge of the incident. He said all assured him that an alien UFO crashed at Roswell and that the government was withholding the information.
“I was there when the Roswell incident took place. One day, it was in the Roswell Daily Record… about an alien spacecraft that had crashed, and the next day that it had been denied by the Air Force, saying that it was a weather balloon.
“Many years later, after I had been to the moon and came back, I went out to Roswell to give lectures, talk and meet people I knew since I was a kid.
“Many of the people I knew, along with descendants of the people who had been involved in the Roswell incident, told me their stories.”
According to Mitchell, after he confirmed the facts of the incident, he initially felt that the government was right to cover-up the truth because the public was not ready to handle it at the time. Mitchell said the initial reason why the government withheld information was that officials were not sure at the time of the incident whether the aliens were friendly or hostile and did not want to create panic.
But after many years, the public is now able to absorb the shock of full disclosure, and thus there is no point in the continuing the policy of covering up the truth about Roswell.
As for what he thought was the reason the government has continued with the policy of concealing information about UFOs and aliens long after the initial incident, Mitchell quoted President Eisenhower, saying, “Beware the military industrial complex.”
He expressed the opinion that the reason the U.S. government has been playing hide-and-seek about Roswell is that it gained access to an alien UFO that could be the source of potentially revolutionary alien aerospace technology and thus definitely wasn’t going to share the secret with anyone, especially at the height of the Cold war competition with the Soviets.
“But it’s not just military. It’s a cabal of organizations primarily for a profit motive. Think of what that could mean in terms of space travel with control of UFO machinery, technology. There’s a lot of money involved.”
He said that when the U.S. government obtained the crashed alien saucer, scientists and engineers were baffled by the advanced technology and grappled unsuccessfully with the challenge of reverse engineering its propulsion system. While government scientists struggled to crack the secrets of alien technology, it was necessary to deny it in public because the intelligence agencies knew that the Soviets were watching.
The government agencies labeled the project to reverse engineer alien technology “above top-secret.”
Many conspiracy theorists trace the emergence of an alleged super-secret cabal within the government to the aftermath of the Roswell incident. The secret cabal came to be known in the UFO and conspiracy theory community as the Majestic 12.
During a radio interview in 2008, Mitchell said that aliens have been watching us for decades since the advent of the nuclear age and that our universe is swarming with intelligent civilizations. Many of the civilizations are aware of our existence and have been watching us.
According to Mitchell, several alien species have contacted us and visited Earth in the past, but governments have continued to hide the information.
“There’s not much question at all that there’s life throughout the universe, we are not alone at all… I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real. It’s been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years…
“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.”
NASA was forced to respond to Mitchell’s statement by denying that it was withholding information about aliens and UFOs.
“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.”
In his latest interview with the Mirror, the Apollo 14 astronaut claimed that aliens had intervened to prevent a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. He said that senior military officers reported sighting UFOs during nuclear weapons tests. Top military officers reported alien UFOs flying over missile bases. They also visited the White Sand facility where the first nuclear bomb test was conducted in 1945.
“White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons — and that’s what the extraterrestrials were interested in. 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.
“I have spoken to many Air Force officers who worked at these silos during the Cold War. 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.”