Sunday, July 27, 2008
What are we to make of this? Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 moonwalker, makes a matter-of-fact claim during a British radio interview that the Roswell crash was real; that we are currently in contact with ET; that all the world's govermnents have covered it up. He claims he was told this by various high-ranking military and intelligence officials.He does not claim first-hand knowledge.
OK, so we have a Boy Scout - a Life Scout, actually - a Naval officer, a test pilot with a doctorate from MIT, one of only 12 men who have walked on the moon, saying with certainty that we've been contacted. Do you believe him? If not, what credentials would be necessary before you'd accept his story?
Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper's story may be even more convincing, because Cooper claims to have seen a saucer-shaped craft with three landing legs touch down at Edwards while he was working on an advanced ILS intallation. Cooper says a film crew that was documenting the installation captured the landing, and that he sent a report and the film to authorities - and never saw it again.
All this is a matter of faith since all we have to go on are the words of these extraordinary individuals. I can't think of a reason why they'd tell these stories if the weren't true. They have nothing to gain by them, and much to loose.