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NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell claims alien contact cover-up

The Dai­ly Tele­graph [1]

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.

He claimed our tech­nol­o­gy is “not near­ly as sophis­ti­cat­ed” as theirs and “had they been hos­tile”, he warned “we would have been gone by now”.

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apol­lo 14 com­man­der Alan Shep­ard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 min­utes dur­ing their 1971 mis­sion.

“I hap­pen to have been priv­i­leged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been vis­it­ed on this plan­et and the UFO phe­nom­e­na is real,” Dr Mitchell said.

“It’s been well cov­ered up by all our gov­ern­ments for the last 60 years or so, but slow­ly it’s leaked out and some of us have been priv­i­leged to have been briefed on some of it.

“I’ve been in mil­i­tary and intel­li­gence cir­cles, who know that beneath the sur­face of what has been pub­lic knowl­edge, yes — we have been vis­it­ed. Read­ing the papers recent­ly, it’s been hap­pen­ing quite a bit.”

Dr Mitchell, who has a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence degree in aero­nau­ti­cal engi­neer­ing and a Doc­tor of Sci­ence degree in Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics claimed Roswell was real and sim­i­lar alien vis­its con­tin­ue to be inves­ti­gat­ed.

He told the aston­ished Ker­rang! radio host Nick Marg­er­ri­son: “This is real­ly start­ing to open up. I think we’re head­ed for real dis­clo­sure and some seri­ous organ­i­sa­tions are mov­ing in that direc­tion.”

Mr Marg­er­ri­son said: “I thought I’d stum­bled on some sort of astro­naut humour but he was absolute­ly seri­ous that aliens are def­i­nite­ly out there and there’s no debat­ing it.”

Offi­cials from NASA, how­ev­er, were quick to play the com­ments down.

In a state­ment, a spokesman said: “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cov­er up about alien life on this plan­et or any­where in the uni­verse.

‘Dr Mitchell is a great Amer­i­can, but we do not share his opin­ions on this issue.’