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Statements about the matter by U.S. Presidents have been infrequent, but intriguing:
President Gerald R. Ford, in the only public statement he has ever made about UFOs:
The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force.
I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject.
President James Earl Carter, as Governor of Georgia at a Southern Governors’ Conference:
I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs. I’ve seen one myself.
It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big; it was very bright; it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon ….
We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure, I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky.
If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information that this Country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists.
Later, after he had been elected to the Presidency, he changed his mind about disclosure.
President Ronald Reagan, as Governor of California, in 1974:
I was in a plane last week when I looked out the window and saw this white light. It was zigzagging around. I went up to the pilot and said, “Have you ever seen anything like that?”
He was shocked and he said, “Nope.
And I said to him, “Let’s follow it!” We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went straight up into the heavens.
When I got off the plane I told Nancy all about it. But we didn’t file a report on the object, because for a long time they considered you a nut if you saw a UFO ….
Webster Hubbell, Deputy Attorney General of the United States, stated in “Friends in High Places” that when President William Jefferson Clinton appointed him, the President made UFO’s a priority. President Clinton told him:
I want you to find the answers to two questions for me. One, who killed JFK. And, two, are there UFOs?
The Associate Attorney General wrote that the President was “dead serious.”
Few human beings are more qualified to confirm the existence of alien spacecraft than those individuals with the “right stuff,” test pilots and the highly trained astronauts of the United States who have rocketed from this planet and observed the activities in outer space with their own eyes:
Major Robert White, USAF X-15 test pilot, reported a UFO on 17 July 1962, at a height of 58 miles, during an X-15 flight. He said: I have no idea what it could be,” and described it as “… grayish in color and about thirty to forty feet away.”
Major White exclaimed over the radio:
There are things out there! There absolutely is!
Dr. Donald Slayton, U.S. Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview:
I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is going to fly that high. As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn’t look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk.
About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, U.S. Apollo 14 astronaut and the sixth man on the moon (from a taped interview):
The U.S. Government hasn’t maintained secrecy regarding UFOs; it’s been leaking out all over the place. But the way it’s been handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked. By attempting to show them as fraudulent, as bogus of some sort.
There has been a very large disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole area. And one must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than just to say, “It isn’t there. You’re deceiving yourself if you think this is true.” And yet, there it is right in front of you.
So it’s a disinformation effort that’s concerning here, not the fact that they have kept the secret. They haven’t kept it. It’s been getting out into the public for fifty years or more.
Astronaut Mitchell added (in a 1998 MSN Interview):
By becoming more involved with the serious research field, I’ve seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these matters…. We cannot say that today’s government is really covering it up; I think that most of them [government officials] don’t know what is going on anymore than the public ….
Astronaut Mitchell also said (in another taped interview):
I’ve talked with people of stature — of military and government credentials and position — and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories openly to the public ….
The first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that, now in advanced years, are anxious to tell their story, we can’t deny that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site.
Astronaut Mitchell also stated (in 1971):
We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from.
Colonel L. Gordon Cooper, one of the original U.S. Mercury 7 astronauts and Command Pilot on the Gemini 5 mission:
Also, I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes, flying in fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe. They were at a higher altitude than we could reach with our jet fighters at that time.
Colonel Cooper reported some years later, as an astronaut in orbit, that a green UFO had passed by his space capsule going east to west (in the opposite direction of NASA’s orbits) in May of 1963. The object was simultaneously tracked from the ground in Perth, Australia.
NASA subsequently told the press that it was forbidden to question astronaut Cooper about the incident.
Colonel Cooper later stated to the United Nations, in a letter of 9 November 1978:
I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion.
I am somewhat qualified to discuss them, since I have been into the fringes of the vast areas in which they travel.
Colonel Cooper also said:
For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public.
Colonel Cooper later added (on 14 January 1997):
I know other astronauts share my feelings …. And we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs.
Colonel Cooper stated on another occasion:
I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful about what he said. But it sure wasn’t a weather balloon, like the Air Force cover story. He made it clear to me what crashed was a craft of alien origin, and members of the crew were recovered.
Astronaut Brigadier General James McDivitt, Command Pilot on Gemini 4 and Commander of Apollo 9, referring to one of three encounters he and astronaut Ed White had with UFOs that approached their orbiting space capsule:
At one stage we even thought it might be necessary to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
Commander Eugene Cernan, Commander of the U.S. Apollo 17 Mission, quoted from the Los Angeles Times, 1973:
… I’ve been asked about UFOs and I’ve said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization.
Astronaut Story Musgrave, Dean of American Astronauts, who has flown in all 5 of the Columbia, Challenger, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavor Space Shuttles:
Statistically it’s a certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe they’re so advanced they’re even doing interstellar travel. I believe it’s possible they even came here.
Later, in Honolulu, Hawaii, astronaut Musgrave revealed much more when he pointed to an artist’s drawing of a small, thin, gray-colored extraterrestrial with large black almond-shaped eyes and stated emphatically:
They are out there!
Astronaut Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and Executive Assistant to the Director of NASA’s Manned Space Flight Center, who photographed a UFO while in orbit on 24 May 1962. [NASA still refuses to release the photograph]:
At no time when the astronauts were in space were they alone; there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.
Dr. Brian O’Leary, former NASA astronaut and Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, and faculty member of the physics department at Princeton University, on 18 September 1994, in Fort Collins, Colorado:
For nearly fifty years, the secrecy apparatus within the United States Government has kept from the public UFO and alien contact information.
Then the astronaut added:
We have contact with alien cultures.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, command pilot for Gemini 8 and Commander of Apollo 11, and Colonel Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Ph.d., the first and second men to step on the moon, both encountered alien spacecraft shortly after their moon landing on 21 July 1969.
The public heard the astronauts report a “light” on a crater, followed by a request by NASA for more information. At that point, the television transmission was censored and the public heard nothing further.
Here, however, is the beginning of the actual exchange that was censored by NASA:
What’s there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11 ….
These “babies” are huge, sir! Enormous! Oh, my God! You wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there, lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They’re on the Moon watching us!
So, what is the primary reason the United States Government has intentionally misled its citizens for well over half a century?
The Government is not afraid of the truth, per se. It knows the truth of the matter. The words of President John F. Kennedy, however, spoken on 21 November 1963, just a few hours before his assassination on the following day, are worth remembering:
We seek a free flow of information …. We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
25 August 2003
ADDENDUM: On 23 July 2008, former NASA astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell stated publicly, on Kerrang Radio, in Birmingham, England, that the Roswell crash was real, adding,
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. 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.
Dr. Mitchell added that human technology is “not nearly as sophisticated” as that of the aliens’, and that they are similar to the traditional image of a “small gray” — short, slight frame, large eyes and large head.
Dr. Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 14.
He holds the record for the longest moon walk ever.
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