Apollo Astronaut Claims UFOs Came To Earth To Prevent Nuclear War

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.

“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,” he asserted.

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.”

A New Mexico native, Mitchell grew up near both the early atomic testing sites and Roswell, home to what many believe to be the most famous UFO encounter of all time, as the Inquisitr has previously reported. According to Mitchell, his knowledge of the area gives him a particular insight into the UFO phenomenon.

“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.”

Nick Pope, a former Ministry of Defense UFO researcher, vouched for Mitchell when speaking to the Mirror, calling him “an honorable and truthful man.” He noted, however, that for reasons which could be completely understandable, Mitchell refuses to name his sources. Without this information, Pope acknowledges, it is difficult to ascertain the exact validity of Edgar Mitchell’s claims regarding the reality of UFOs and their potentially massive impact on the history of the 20th century.

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