NASA astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission and the sixth man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo project, appeared on a British radio show on July 22, 2008, and stated during an interview with radio DJ Nick Margerisson that people at NASA are aware that aliens from outer space and UFOs are real and have known about their existence for many years.
Transcript of the radio interview:
Nick Margerrison: Do you believe in life on other planets?
Dr. Edgar Mitchell: Oh yes, there’s not much question at all that there’s life throughout the universe. We’re not alone in the universe at all.
NM: You’re convinced that we’re not alone in the Universe?
DEM: Oh, I know for sure that we’re not alone in the Universe. Now, have we been able to identify for sure where the other planets are? No, we have not. Certainly not in our Solar System. But they’ve identified quite a number of other planets now that very likely could be life bearing planets. And I’ve been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real, although it’s been covered up by governments for quite a long time.
NM: Woah! Hang on a minute, this is big. Woah! All this is quite a shock to me.
DEM: Well, I’m sorry, have you not been reading the papers recently? It's starting to open up quite a bit.
NM: Well, this is a lot of information to take on board. I’ve heard crazy UFO nuts tell me this kind of thing before. I’ve never had Dr. Ed Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, a respected scientist in his own right, announce to me that we’ve been visited by aliens from other planets and they’re definitely out there. There’s no debating it?
DEM: Well, you should have talked to me and I would have told you about it before.
NM: So you believe the whole deal?
DEM: There’s more nonsense out there about this than real knowledge. But it is a real phenomenon and there’s quite a few of us. It's been well covered up by all of 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 happen to have grown up in Roswell in New Mexico, where presumably the Roswell incident of 1947 took place and I’m quite knowledgeable about it, since I grew up there. But I’ve also been in military circles and intelligence circles that know beneath the circles of what has been public knowledge that, yes we have been visited.
NM: Are you being serious? You’re not just going to go, I was pulling your leg there, it’s not true? I was wondering if I had stumbled upon Astronaut humor and in a couple of minutes you’re going to go: I was pulling your leg.
DEM: No, I won’t say that.
NM: Wow. So, you’ve been briefed on the fact that we’ve been visited?
DEM: Well, briefed is one word for it. I have been involved in much of this work. Now, it's not my main work. It's not my main interest, but I have been deeply involved in certain committees and certain research programs with very credible scientists and intelligence people that do know the real inside story, and I am not hesitant to talk about it.
NM: What is the real inside story?
DEM: Well, I’ve just been telling you, we have been visited.
NM: So, are we in regular contact or was it a one off crash?
DEM: There’s quite a bit of contact going on. I can’t tell you because I don’t know all the inside details, because that isn’t my main interest, but the fact is that we have been visited. The Roswell crash was real and a number of other contacts have been real and ongoing. It’s pretty well known to those of us who have been briefed and been close to the subject matter.
NM: So why is it being covered up then? Why is it not mainstream?
DEM: The reason for that goes back to the main incidents that started taking place after World War 2, when in the United States at least, I can’t speak for the European governments or the South American governments, all of whom have recently started opening their files and this is starting to open up. Look at the Internet or some of the International press, and you start to get the stories coming out now.
NM: I’ve had people on the show telling me the governments are mounting up towards disclosure, towards saying that this is the case. Do you think there will be an actual disclosure this year?
DEM: I don’t know whether it will be this year in the United States. But certainly we’ve already had it in the last few years from the Belgian government, the French government, the Brazilian government, the Mexican government. They’ve opened their files and admittedly had the files.
NM: Do you think we’re ramping up to the UK admitting?
DEM: Well, I can’t say how fast it’s going to happen, but certainly the public awareness is increasing. The public acceptance is increasing. The attempts to cover up seem to be decreasing. I think we’re heading toward real disclosure and there are some very serious organisations moving in that direction.
NM: What do you think the impact will be on the world when it is finally mainstream news that there are alien beings that live outside this planet?
DEM: Certainly in the United States well over 70% of the people now accept this as fact. They do not know all the correct stories but they accept the fact that there’s visitation. There are UFOs in the sky all the time, which are very likely to be alien crafts. Now, not all of them are. I suspect some of them are home-grown. I suspect that in the last 60 years or so, there has been some back-engineering and the creation of this type of equipment that is not nearly as sophisticated, yet, as what the apparent visitors have.
NM: As part of you knowing about this and also going public with this, are you worried about your safety?
DEM: I think those days are gone. That used to be a concern among the people on the inside, but I don’t think they’re knocking anybody off for that anymore, or doing drastic things to them.
NM: What do you think the intent of the aliens is? Is it hostile or peaceful?
DEM: It’s not hostile. It’s pretty obvious that if it were hostile, we’d have been gone by now.
DEM: We could have been. We had no defense if that’s what their real intent was.
NM: What do they look like?
DEM: You’ve seen some of the pictures. The pictures that I know of are little people that look strange to us as far as I know from my contacts that have had contact. That looks pretty accurate.
NM: Do you think other people that were involved in the moon landings know about this?
DEM: Some of them do, but again it’s like other people. If you’re interested enough to dig into it and want to know about it, you can know about it.
NM: This has been easily one of the most significant conversations of my life. Unbelievable! I want to thank you for joining us. Wow! What an incredible conversation.
DEM: I’m glad you enjoyed it.
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