Astronauts Who Witnessed UFOs Come Forward

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UFO Sightings by Astronauts UFO Joe,
February 17, 1993 

Major Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury Astronauts and
the last American to fly in space alone. On May 15, 1963 he shot into space in a
Mercury capsule for a 22 orbit journey around the world. During the final orbit,
Major Gordon Cooper told the tracking station at Muchea (near Perth Australia)
that he could see a glowing, greenish object ahead of him quickly approaching
his capsule. The UFO was real and solid, because it was picked up by Muchea’s
tracking radar. Cooper’s sighting was reported by the National Broadcast
Company, which was covering the flight step by step; but when Cooper landed,
reporters were told that they would not be allowed to question him about the UFO

Major Cooper was a firm believer in UFOs. Ten years earlier, in 1951
he had sighted a UFO while piloting an F-86 Sabrejet over Western Germany. They
were metallic, saucer-shaped discs at considerable altitude and could
out-maneuver all American fighter planes. Major Cooper also testified before the
United Nations: “I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their
crews are visiting this planet from other planets… Most astronauts were
reluctant to discuss UFOs.” “I did have occasion in 1951 to have two
days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes, flying in
fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe.” And according
to a taped interview by J. L. Ferrando, Major Cooper said: “For many years
I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in
astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments
capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands
of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants
to make them public. Why? Because authority is afraid that people may think of
God knows what kind of horrible invaders. So the password still is: We have to
avoid panic by all means.” 

“I was furthermore a witness to an
extraordinary phenomenon, here on this planet Earth. It happened a few months
ago in Florida. There I saw with my own eyes a defined area of ground being
consumed by flames, with four indentions left by a flying object which had
descended in the middle of a field. Beings had left the craft (there were other
traces to prove this). They seemed to have studied topography, they had
collected soil samples and, eventually, they returned to where they had come
from, disappearing at enormous speed…I happen to know that authority did just
about everything to keep this incident from the press and TV, in fear of a
panicky reaction from the public.”

Ed White & James McDivitt In June
1965, astronauts Ed White (first American to walk in space) and James McDivitt
were passing over Hawaii in a Gemini spacecraft when they saw a weird-looking
metallic object. The UFO had long arms sticking out of it. McDivitt took
pictures with a cine-camera. Those pictures have never been released. James
Lovell and Frank Borman In December 1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell and
Frank Borman also saw a UFO during their second orbit of their record-breaking
14 day flight. Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some
distance from their capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he
was seeing the final stage of their own Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed
that he could see the booster rocket all right, but that he could also see
something completely different. During James Lovell’s flight on Gemini 7: 


Capcom: This is Houston. Say again 7. 


Capcom: Gemini 7, is that the booster
or is that an actual sighting? 


…Estimated distance or size? 


Armstrong & Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin According to the NASA Astronaut
Neil Armstrong the Aliens have a base on the Moon and told us in no uncertain
terms to get off and stay off the Moon. According to hitherto un-confirmed
reports, both Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin saw UFOs shortly
after that historic landing on the Moon in Apollo 11 on 21 July 1969. 

I remember
hearing one of the astronauts refer to a “light” in or on a crater
during the television transmission, followed by a request from mission control
for further information. Nothing more was heard. According to a former NASA
employee Otto Binder, unnamed radio hams with their own VHF receiving facilities
that bypassed NASA’s broadcasting outlets picked up the following exchange: 

NASA: Whats there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11… 

Apollo11: These
“Babies” are huge, Sir! Enormous! OH MY GOD! You wouldn’t believe it!
I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there, Lined up on the far side
of the crater edge! They’re on the Moon watching us! 

A certain professor, who
wished to remain anonymous, was engaged in a discussion with Neil Armstrong
during a NASA symposium. 

Professor: What REALLY happened out there with Apollo

Armstrong: It was incredible, of course we had always known there was a
possibility, the fact is, we were warned off!(by the Aliens). There was never
any question then of a space station or a moon city. 

Professor: How do you mean
“warned off”? 

Armstrong: I can’t go into details, except to say that
their ships were far superior to ours both in size and technology – Boy, were
they big!…and menacing! No, there is no question of a space station. 

Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11? 

Armstrong: Naturally –
NASA was committed at that time, and couldn’t risk panic on Earth. But it really
was a quick scoop and back again. According to a Dr. Vladimir Azhazha: 

“Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large,
mysterious objects were watching them after having landed near the moon module.
But this message was never heard by the public — because NASA censored
it.” According to a Dr. Aleksandr Kasantsev, Buzz Aldrin took color movie
film of the UFOs from inside the module, and continued filming them after he and
Armstrong went outside. Armstrong confirmed that the story was true but refused
to go into further detail, beyond admitting that the CIA was behind the

Donald Slayton Donald Slayton a Mercury astronaut revealed in an
interview he had seen UFOs in 1951: “I was testing a P-51 fighter in
Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice,
bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that
no kite is gonna fly that high.” As I got closer it looked like a weather
balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the
darn thing it didn’t look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a
disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me —
and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little
way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45
degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.” 

Robert White On July 17, 1962 Major Robert White reported a UFO during his
fifty-eight-mile high flight of an X-15. Major White reported: “I have no
idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thirty to forty feet
away.” Then according to a Time Magazine article, Major White exclaimed
over the radio: “There ARE things out there! There absolutely is!”
NASA Pilot Joseph A. Walker On May 11, 1962 NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that
one of his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 flights. He had filmed five
or six UFOs during his record breaking fifty-mile-high flight in April, 1962. It
was the second time he had filmed UFOs in flight. During a lecture at the Second
National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle, Washington
he said: “I don’t feel like speculating about them. All I know is what
appeared on the film which was developed after the flight.” – Joseph Walker
To date none of those films has been released to the public for viewing. 

Commander Eugene Cernan Eugene Cernan was commander of Apollo 17. In a Los
Angeles Times article in 1973 he said, about UFOs: “…I’ve been asked
(about UFOs) and I’ve said publicly I thought they (UFOs) were somebody else,
some other civilization.” 

NASA’s Maurice Chatelain In 1979 Maurice Chatelain, former chief of NASA Communications Systems confirmed that Armstrong
had indeed reported seeing two UFOs on the rim of a crater. Chatelain believes
that some UFOs may come from our own solar system — specifically Titan.
“The encounter was common knowledge in NASA, but nobody has talked about it
until now.” “…all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a
distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial
origin – flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every
time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered
absolute silence.” “I think that Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8 was
the first of the astronauts to use the code name ‘Santa Claus’ to indicate the
presence of flying saucers next to space capsules. However, his announcements
were barely noticed by the general public. 

It was a little different when James
Lovell on board the Apollo 8 command module came out from behind the moon and
said for everybody to hear: ‘PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS.’
Even though this happened on Christmas Day 1968, many people sensed a hidden
meaning in those words.” The rumors persist. NASA may well be a civilian
agency, but many of its programs are funded by the defense budget and most of
the astronauts are subject to military security regulations. Apart from the fact
that the National Security Agency screens all films and probably radio
communications as well. 

We have the statements by Otto Binder, Dr. Garry
Henderson and Maurice Chatelain that the astronauts were under strict orders not
to discuss their sightings. And Gordon Cooper has testified to a United Nations
committee that one of the astronauts actually witnessed a UFO on the ground. If
there is no secrecy, why has this sighting not been made public? 

NASA’s Scott
Carpenter “At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone:
there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.” 


Sources: Great Mysteries: UFOs
by Robert Jackson Above Top Secret by Timothy Good The UFO Encyclopedia by John
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articles I post may not reflect my opinions on the UFO subject. I’m just posting
the info. for general interest. Believe what you want.

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