Friday, April 2, 2010

Astronauts and UFO’s

Famous Astronauts recount their close encounter with UFO’s.

The United States Military has a policy never to disclose to the public the subject about UFO‘s. They would rather never mention that fact that Military personnel and surveillance equipment routinely encounter UFO’s sightings. Former Astronauts and retired US Military officers feel free to come forward and recount their own personal UFO encounter many years after the fact. Military Encounters With Ufos

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, best known as the second person to set foot on the Moon after Neil Armstrong, has made a surprising account of his encounter with a UFO on the way to the Moon. On July 18, 1969 three days into flight heading toward the Moon, some 200,000 miles out, Mission Control received a call from the Apollo 11 crew asking a surprising question. They asked Huston where was the S-IVB (S4B)? The S-IVB was the final stage of the rocket which had been jettison away 2 days earlier. Aldrin said that at that time no one aboard Apollo 11 wanted to say a UFO was following them for fear that someone other than NASA might be listening to the radio conversation and certain public view might deem this a reason not to send space craft up in space at all, thus killing any hope of future missions of space exploration.

Astronaut Michael Collins tells Aldrin that he can see it through the telescope, describing it sort of shape like an “L”, and rotating. Huston Control called back and stated that the S-IVB was 6,000 miles away from them. Buzz Aldrin knew that was clearly too far away to be the strange object traveling alongside their Apollo 11 space craft. Officially, this UFO encounter never happened and wasn’t mentioned at all until Aldrin omitted it in recent interviews. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin had emphasized that many pilots and a few of his fellow Astronauts have been eyewitness to UFO encounters routinely while on missions.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004) has had several UFO encounters in his lifetime. Cooper was one of the original seven astronauts in the Project Mercury space mission in the early 1960’s. His first was in 1951 while flying in Europe for the USAF, Cooper and several other pilots encountered a vast number of UFO’s flying in formation. This is very similar to what American businessman Kenneth Arnold had seen on June 24, 1947 while flying his private plane near Mount Rainer, Washington. He reported seeing nine brilliantly bright objects (crescent shaped UFO’s) flying across the face of Rainier. Cooper said he saw hundreds of craft flying exceedingly high, at a much higher altitude then they could get to. He could see they were incredibly large flying craft, but they were traveling too high and too fast to catch, faster than anything the Air Force had in the 1950’s. "Fortean Times" Book of UFOs, 1947-97

In 1957 Cooper was a project manager at Edward Air Force Base and supervising a flight testing project with a military camera crew when they encountered a UFO. The camera crew were out on the landing strip when they became eyewitness to a UFO landing. They were totally surprised to see a saucer shape object with a tripod landing gear landing near by. The camera crew picked up their equipment and immediately went in for closer look and kept their cameras rolling on the mysterious object. But very quickly the craft lifted up again, silently, retracted it’s landing gear, and accelerated at a very high speed away.

Cooper had the film developed and he reported to his higher levels of command on what was the proper procedure when dealing with this kind of situation. He was soon talking to the Pentagon and was ordered to send it straight away to Washington, DC. and not to run film. A courier arrived thereafter and took the film evidence back to Washington, DC. Cooper never heard anything after that, he did however get a glimpse of the raw reel footage without running the film. He held it up against sunlight in his office to get a look at the thing. The pictures of the saucer craft were dramatic and very detail. He is convinced that no country at that time had anything like that craft. He wasn’t aware of any US Military project or any new technology that could explain it. Cooper firmly believes the US Government knows more about these UFO’s than they are letting on. Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown



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