It's a strange time in space exploration.
We want to go to Mars, but maybe not, possibly the moon first, what about extraterrestrials, UFO's don't exist except when they talk to astronauts, and oh yes, we have a presidential candidate who is courting the alien believer vote.
In April, Hillary promised to send a fact-finding mission into Area 51 and get to the bottom of the UFO mystery and now a leaked email shows the Clinton camp has been discussing space aliens.
An email published by WikiLeaks documents the conversation between Clinton advisor John Podesta and Edgar D. Mitchell, an Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on the moon.
In 1998, Mitchell called on the White House to release what it knew about aliens and last August he spoke by email with Podesta, who famously said his biggest failure of 2014 was not securing the disclosure of UFO files.
In the leaked email, Podesta and Mitchell appear to be setting an appointment for a Skype chat, but they wind up discussing space war and aliens, according to documents posted on Wikileaks.
"Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk."
"Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth."
"They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space."
That conversation seems a little strange, but remember Mitchell was a very public believer in UFO's, space aliens, and the Area 51 conspiracy theory. In 1998, Mitchell said he had personally met highly placed government agents who convinced him there was an ongoing U.S. cover-up to hide the presence of aliens, although NASA wasn't involved, reports Heavy.
"Many of these folks are under high-security clearances, they took oaths and they feel they cannot talk without some form of immunity. It takes a brave person to come out on something like this."Podesta is also a known alien aficionado. In 1998, the Washington Post quoted Press Secretary Mike McCurry talking about the Clinton advisor's obsession.
"John can get totally maniacal and phobic on certain subjects. He's been known to pick up the phone to call the Air Force and ask them what's going on in Area 51."
Both men insist NASA isn't involved in an alien cover-up and the space agency itself would like the public to stop questioning its credibility. NASA has been accused of faking the Apollo moon landings, faking Mars rover photos, and refusing to admit the existence of life on Mars despite clear images of sneakers and snakes on the red planet.
Most recently, alien believers accused the space agency of cutting off cameras on the International Space Station because a UFO had been sighted hovering above the Earth. This isn't the first time something like this has happened; the conspiracy theory says NASA always shuts off the feed from ISS cameras when alien craft enter the Earth's atmosphere to maintain the UFO cover-up.
NASA has a policy of not responding to UFO inquiries from the online alien believer community, but the space agency got so annoyed with conspiracy theorists it chose to answer.NASA went public and said the ISS cameras are regularly cut off when the space station passes out of range of the data relay satellites it uses to send and receive video and voice, reports CBS News.
"For video, whenever we lose signal the cameras will show a blue screen (indicating no signal) or a preset video slate."What do you think about the existence of space aliens and the government's knowledge of UFO's?
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