While a lot of people claim to have seen aliens, Mitchell’s elevated status as the sixth man to walk on the surface of the moon gives him a ready audience.
The astronaut Edgar Mitchell was spiritually transformed by his journey to the Moon in 1971 and he devoted much of the rest of his life to exploring esoteric realms of science, psychic phenomena and the existence of extraterrestrial beings.
He was the lunar module pilot aboard Apollo 14, which took off from Cape Kennedy on 31 January 1971. Veteran astronaut Alan Shepard was the mission commander.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchelll is best known for typing in 80 lines of code to save the entire Apollo 14 mission as it descended to the moon in 1971. But he also claimed that top military officials had hidden evidence of UFOs, potentially alien spacecraft, and that they were particularly fond of hovering over White Sands Testing Range in New Mexico.
He has claimed that the aliens flew down to earth to prevent nuclear war between the United States of America and the Cold War. Dr Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, made the bizarre claims while talking to Mirror Online.
While a lot of people claim to have seen aliens, Mitchell’s elevated status gives him a ready audience.
He said that the military top brass saw UFOs visiting Earth during weapons tests in the 1940s at American missile bases and the famous White Sands Proving Ground in the New Mexico desert where the world’s first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945.
The 84-year-old man told Mirror Online: “White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons – and that’s what the extra-terrestrials were interested in.
They wanted to know about our military capabilities.” “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.”
Mitchell also told the Mirror that other military personnel had confided in him that alien spacecraft were responsible for disabling nuclear missiles and for shooting them down over the Pacific Coast.