Neil Armstrong and Edwin «Buzz» Aldrin
Both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw spacecraft shortly after landing on the moon. Here is what Russian scientists claim after having had a few conversations with Armstrong:
«Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large objects were watching them after having landed, near the moon module. But this message was never heard by the public, because NASA censored it.»
Dr. Vladimir Azhazha
Dr. Aleksandr Kasantsev states that Aldrin took color movie film of the UFOs from inside the module and continued filming them after Armstrong went outside. Soviets say Armstrong said the story is true. He also told them the CIA was behind the cover-up.
Major Gordon Cooper
Major Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury astronauts and the last American to fly in space alone. On May 15, 1963 he blasted into space in a Mercury capsule for a 22-orbit journey around the planet.
In 1978 Major Cooper appeared before the UN General Assembly and asked for «open discussions» on the unidentified spacecraft matter. Cooper says the secrecy started out back in World War II or shortly thereafter.
«I think they thought the public would be frightened by knowing somebody had some vehicles that had so much better performance than anything we had, that maybe it would create panic if the public learned about them.»
«They probably tried hushing it up until they found out more about them. Then as time went on, it just got more embarrassing trying to cover it up.»
Cooper also wrote the following:
«As far as I’m concerned there have been far too many unexplained examples of unidentified flying objects to rule out the possibility that some other life form exists out beyond our own world.»
«With the potential for there to be billions of planets out there, it seems pretty arrogant to think God would not have put life on some of them.»
Major Cooper also viewed film taken by a crew of U.S. Air Force photographers using three different cameras to film landings during test flights. He describes what he saw on film:
«It was a typical double-inverted lenticular saucer. It had three (landing) gear on it and it put down on the lake bed. They were filming it as it sat there and they filmed it as it lifted up. It appeared to be big enough to have a crew of full-sized people on it.»
Major Robert White
During a 58-mile-high flight of an X-15 aircraft on July 17, 1962, according to a Time magazine article, Major White exclaimed over the radio:
«I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thirty to forty feet away.» «There are things out there! There absolutely is!»
Donald Slayton, a Mercury astronaut, revealed in an interview that he had seen UFOs in 1951.
Ed White and James McDivitt
Astronauts Ed White (the first American to walk in space) and James McDivitt were passing over the Hawaiian Islands in the Gemini spacecraft in June, 1965. They saw a strange-looking metallic object with long arms coming from it. The pictures have never been released. Astronaut Gordon Cooper later confirmed that McDivitt did, indeed, film something in space.
James Lovell and Frank Borman
Astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman were in a Gemini spacecraft when they saw a UFO during their second orbit of a 14-day flight in space in December, 1965. Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some distance from their capsule. Gemini control told him he was seeing the final stage of their own Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that he could see the booster rocket, but that he could also see something else, something completely different. Here is the radio transcript:
Lovell: «Bogey at 10 o’clock high»
Control: «This is Houston. Say again 7.»
Lovell: «Said we have a bogey at 10 o’clock high.»
Control: «Gemini 7, is that the booster or is it an actual sighting?»
Lovell: «We have several É actual sighting.»
Control: «Estimated size or distance?»
Lovell: «We also have the booster in sight!»
NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that one of his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 test flights.
Eugene Cernan was the Commander of Apollo 17. In a Los Angeles Times article in 1973, he said this about UFOs:
«I’ve been asked (about UFOs) and I’ve said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization.»
In 1979 Maurice Chatelain, former Chief of NASA Communications Systems, confirmed that Neil Armstrong had reported seeing two alien spacecraft on the rim of a crater when he was walking on the moon. Chatelain was a respected scientist and engineer. He had received 11 patents and was formerly the head of Engineering Radar and Communications Systems for Ryan Electronics.
«The encounter was common knowledge in NASA, but nobody talked about it until now. I think that Wally Schirra, aboard Mercury 8, was the first of the astronauts to use the code name «Santa Claus» to indicate the presence of flying saucers next to space capsules.»
When James Lovell was on Apollo 8 he stated over his radio: «Please be informed that there is a Santa Claus,» as he came around from the backside of the moon. Santa Claus was the code word used by NASA for alien spacecraft.
Donald B. Ratsch
Donald B. Ratsch is an investigator and researcher. His specialty is collecting film footage from NASA space flights that show UFOs being present during the space flights. In November 1997 a personal friend of his arranged for him to meet with a man who said he had worked for NASA during the Apollo space missions. The man has requested anonymity, but here is what he told Ratsch:
During the Apollo missions he was one of the people who sat in front of the consoles monitoring information. The man was not exactly sure of which mission, but he figures it was most likely Apollo 12. He knew it did not happen during Apollo 11, because he was clear of the events surrounding the first landing on the moon, which was Apollo 11. He also knows it was not Apollo 13 because he distinctly remembers the problems surrounding the Apollo 13 flight.
He recalls that one evening during one of the flights, things got rather slow and there were not a lot of people around. So the man tuned into the transmissions being broadcast from the spacecraft on the air-to-ground/ground-to-air communications system. Things were rather mundane until about 8:30 p.m. when he heard the following exchange:
APOLLO: We have company.
HOUSTON: Say again?
APOLLO: I say we have company. (Short period of silence)
HOUSTON: (Emphatically) You were told not to make transmissions such as that! Put it on the flight recorder and we’ll discuss it when you get back! (Long period of silence)
Dr. Edward Condon
There are three visual sightings made by the astronauts while in orbit which in the judgement of the writer have not been adequately explained. These are:
- Gemini 4, Astronaut McDivitt. Observation of a cylindrical object with a protuberance.
- Gemini 4, Astronaut McDivitt. Observation of a moving bright light at a level higher than the Gemini spacecraft.
- Gemini 7, Astronaut Borman saw what he referred to as a «bogey» flying in formation with the spacecraft.
The training and perspicacity of the astronauts put their reports of sightings in the highest category of credibility. Especially puzzling is the first one on the list, the daytime sighting of an object showing details such as arms (antennas?) protruding from an object having no noticeable angular extension.
Dr. Edward Condon, Project Director
Final Report, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects
conducted for the U.S. Air Force
The First Words on the Moon
The first words spoken on the moon were not Neil Armstrong’s famous line: «That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.» The actual first words were: «Contact light. Okay, engine stop,» and they were spoken by Buzz Aldrin. The next words were spoken by Armstrong and they were: «Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.»
Neil’s First Step
Back to Neil’s step. With the whole world watching, he blew his lines. He was supposed to say: «That’s one small step for a man. But, he left out the «a», resulting in a sentence which is redundant. Neil says he did say «a», but that it got lost in the transmission.
«Let’s Get This Mother Out of Here»
«Let’s get this mother out of here,» were the actual last words spoken by an American astronaut, Eugene Cernan, on the moon. However, the «official» last words were:
«We leave the moon as we came, and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed from the crew of Apollo 17.»