UFO Discussions by Former Astronauts and Top Officials

Over the past decades, various individuals—including pilots, astronauts, and government officials—have come forward with evidence of UFOs, space aliens, and government involvement in the covering up and harvesting of alien technology. 

Some skeptics claim, however, that there is no physical evidence of UFOs and that the eyewitness accounts come from unreliable sources, which are either seeking fame or are out of their minds.

Perhaps the most credible source regarding UFO phenomena is former NASA astronaut and sixth man to walk on the moon Dr. Edgar Mitchell. 

“There is no doubt we are being visited,” said Mitchell in a Paradigm Research Group press conference on April 20, 2013.

Mitchell described the U.S. cover-up and policy of denial as an “embargo of truth.” Although Mitchell has had no first-hand contact with extraterrestrial (ET) beings, he has spoken out about the existence of aliens, alien visitations, and reverse engineering of alien technology by the U.S. government. 

Mitchell is originally from Roswell, N.M., home of the famous alien crash site of 1947. Although Mitchell was a teenager in 1947, he revisited his hometown in the 1970s after his Apollo flight. Many of the original eyewitnesses to the crash—including the sheriff at the time—came to Mitchell with their stories, telling him of alien bodies and the threats and harassment they endured during the cover-up. 

Mitchell was apparently briefed on the UFO phenomenon during his years within military and intelligence circles. He described most UFOs as being “homegrown,” or reverse-engineered crafts based on original alien technology but not nearly as advanced as the originals, according to his 2008 interview with the U.K.’s Kerrang Radio.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper, one of seven in the United State’s first manned space program Project Mercury, also came forward regarding UFOs and ETs. In an interview with Sirius Disclosure, a project working to disclose information about UFOs, he told a story about a close encounter he had on a dry lakebed during the filming of a precision landing facility. A UFO saucer flew overhead, extended landing gear legs, and landed on the dry lakebed near the facility’s construction. As the camera crew picked up their gear and began to move toward the saucer, it flew away at a high speed. Cooper sent the developed film to certain authorities in Washington, D.C. After he reported the incident, the film was never seen again. 

Before Cooper’s involvement with the NASA Mercury space missions, he was actively involved in the U-2 Spy Plane project, which was so classified that he couldn’t even talk about it with his own family. 

Former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer attended the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in Washington, D.C., in May 2013, at which he encouraged the United States to disclose its knowledge of UFOs and aliens. Hellyer stated that there are “at least four species had been visiting Earth for thousands of years,” according to a video of the event. “They are different species, and consequently may have different agendas,” added Hellyer.

  • HeyJude

    This is right up my alley! :-) I am one of the “kooks” who knows absolutely that there is something to this. My story means nothing to anyone, it’s not “proof” to anyone but me, but it is something that has stuck with me for 25 years. I am constantly looking for answers. I was witness (with one other person) to a massive, silent, low hovering, dull black triangle. Right over my head, looking straight up at it from underneath. 5 white lights along 2 of the sides, but able to see the triangle shape against the night sky, the corners were rounded. I know what I saw, and I know I’ve never seen anything like it since…no new military or civilian craft has come out in all those years that has matched what I saw. I didn’t believe in UFO’s until that night. I know there are those who would like to easily dismiss me as psychotic, delusional, prone to fantasy, mistaken, drunk, whathave you. I hope the day comes that someone official will finally admit that yes, people do see these things, millions of us are not crazy…..what are we seeing?

    • Lindstr7

      Cool. I believe you. You don’t think it could have been like a stealth bomber prototype or something like that? I’ve always wanted to see something like that!

      • HeyJude

        :-) Actually, it was very cool. I was suprisingly not scared or freaked out at all, just awe struck. It really was magnificent and outrageously large. The reason it couldn’t have been a stealth is that it was completely silent and hovering. Our stealths are extremely fast, and loud. They’re only stealthy because radar can’t see them. I’m not sure when stealths came out, but I saw this triangle in 1988.
        Then after watching it for a few minutes, it just moved up and out sooooo slowly, then ZIP…it was gone, still silent. That also says it couldn’t have been a balloon or zepplin of any type…they also make noise, and don’t move that fast.
        I’ve never seen another or anything like it again. And believe me, I look UP every time I’m outside. I want to see it again, too. I research all the time, the fact that it’s 25 years later says what a profound impact it had on me. My research says I’m not alone…millions of sightings all over the world. Makes me feel better! But even after the Phoenix Lights in ’97, lots of people still like to call me delusional. LOL .

        • HeyJude

          Oh…and from above, you can see the barriers put up ….what chance does a plain old ordinary everyday person who sees these things have to be taken seriously by most? The testimony of astronauts, pilots, military, etc. is dismissed without batting an eye, the rest of us don’t stand a chance. (sigh) I had a debunker on HP use the argument that pilots are the worst witnesses. What??? LOL I would think they should know what is normal in their airspace…..