Apollo Astronaut Claims UFOs Came To Earth To Prevent Nuclear War

Dustin Wicksell

No less a figure than an astronaut who has walked on the moon is sharing his belief in the existence of UFOs, asserting that visitors from another planet came to Earth in order to prevent a disastrous nuclear war.

Edgar Mitchell is intimately acquainted with the realities of space travel, having left his bootprints on the lunar surface in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission, as Gizmodo points out. Long a believer in UFOs, Mitchell recently spoke to the Mirror regarding his belief that the unidentified objects sighted during the 20th century represent not only an extraterrestrial race, but one that actively worked to prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war.

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Mitchell also claimed that he has spoken with a number of high-ranking military officials who told the astronaut of their own unique experiences with UFOs during the height of the Cold War.

"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. There was a lot of activity in those days."

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"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. They wanted to know about our military capabilities."

— Conspiracy Trends (@Conspiracylizer) August 17, 2015

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