Thursday, July 24, 2008

Holy crap!

So, random ambulatory paranoid schizophrenic says aliens are real, have been visiting for years and the government has been covering it up - not a story.

Former astronaut and one of the few living moon walkers says the same thing? That's a story.
FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist.And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades. Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.' He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head. Chillingly, he claimed our technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned "we would be been gone by now". Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moonwalk, at nine hours and 17 minutes following their 1971 mission.


Mike said...

The new X-Files movie is coming out right?

I'll wait for some more interesting physical evidence - but I am open minded.

Mike said...

oops...links to a story about Awnawld Swhatzanegger! The cover up continues....


Cliff said...

D'oh! Fixed it.

Dumoustier said...

Hi, Cliff. Mike. Interesting item, but I wouldn't put too much credence into anything that Edgar Mitchell claims, fame as a moonwalker notwithstanding.

After he came back down to Earth, so to speak, and left NASA, he founded an outfit called the Institute for Noetic Sciences, which you can read all about here:

What you'll find there is a whole lot of New Age pseudoscience and psychobabble, where no idea or wild speculation is too far out to be accorded the same cachet as, say, a report on global warming from the IPCC.

Many people (well, around 40,000 at the peak, about half that now) have joined this little institute, which a psychologist I know unapologetically calls a cult. They believe in a whole lot of weird things, but principally, like most New Agers, they believe that belief has more "truth" in it than, you know, evidence.

As far as I can tell, Mitchell is either a raving loonie or a very clever con man. I lean to the latter, myself, since he associates with and provides pseudo-scientific "cover" to folks such as Adam Dreamhealer, a scam artist if ever there was one. You can find him discussed at Quackwatch and JREF. It's kind of appalling that his scam could succeed in this place and time, but he's making millions.

Anyway, go to the IONS site (but get a good grip on reality first), and have a look for yourselves. My take? If Edgar Mitchell says alien visitors are real and there's a government coverup to conceal it, I'm guessing Bigfoot told him.

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