Former Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell claimed, in a recent radio interview, that not only have aliens been visiting the Earth for the past sixty years since the Roswell incident, but that Earth governments are aware of this fact and are covering it up.
Edgar Mitchell claims that sources at NASA, the military, and the intelligence community have described these aliens as, “little people who look strange to us.” The aliens have a small body frame, a large head, and large eyes as has been traditionally depicted in popular films and television.
Edgar Mitchell made the claim on the popular British radio show Kerrang!, which generally covers music and popular culture. The host of the show, Nick Margerrison, thought at first that Edgar Mitchell was indulging in a little astronaut humor until he realized that Mitchell was deadly serious.
NASA, of course, is trying to downplay Edgar Mitchell’s remarks and is denying that it is involved in some sort of alien conspiracy cover up.
Edgar Mitchell spent nine hours walking on the Moon in February, 1971 at the Fra Mauro highlands during the Mission of Apollo 14. Apollo 14 was commanded by Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard. With Shepard, Edgar Mitchell holds the record for the longest moonwalk in history.
Edgar Mitchell has long been interested in esoteric subjects, including paranormal phenomenon. He conducted private ESP experiments with some friends on Earth during his Apollo 14 flight. Later Edgar Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences to conduct research into subjects he feels have been neglected by mainstream science, such as human consciousness and psychic phenomenon.
The recent radio interview is not the first time Edgar Mitchell has claimed that aliens have landed on Earth and that there is a UFO cover up. In 2004 Edgar Mitchell told the St. Petersburg times that aliens have been visiting the Earth for decades and that the government was conducting a campaign of disinformation in order to cover up the truth.
Edgar Mitchell is a retired United States Navy Captain, holds a doctorate in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and is the author of two books, Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science and The Way of the Explorer. Edgar Mitchell is on the advisory board of the Institute for Cooperation in Space and is a distinguished member in INREES (Institute for Research on Extraordinary Experiences.)
Sources: Apollo 14 astronaut claims aliens HAVE made contact – but it has been covered up for 60, Daily Mail, July 24th, 2008
INREES (Institute for Research into Extraordinary Experiences)