Astronaut Mitchell is lost in space

Oh, my. Even professionals can go off the edge such as this example: Astronaut Edgar Mitchell spouts nonsense in Bloomberg interview. Just because people have credentials does not mean they know a whit about what they are talking about.

UFO Cover-Ups Must End, Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell Says – Bloomberg.

On Feb. 5, 1971, Edgar Mitchell became the sixth of only 12 men to step on the moon. Of that elite dozen, which included Buzz Aldrin and the late Neil Armstrong 44 years ago this week, Mitchell is the only one to go on record about his controversial belief in extraterrestrial UFOs — and of a possible government cover-up.

The article begins with hyping up Mitchell’s credibility as an intelligent and informed military officer. But this means nothing if other comments overshadow all credibility, such as these:

Clash: You’re also known for your views on UFOs. What’s your experience regarding the Roswell, New Mexico, incident of 1947?

Mitchell: After my space flight, I was contacted by descendants of the original Roswell observers, including the person who delivered the child-sized coffins to the Air Force to contain alien bodies. Another was one of the children of the deputy sheriff who was patrolling traffic around the site.

There was also a military officer who was a friend of the families not involved in that particular operation, but who did share office space there. They all seemed credible with their stories that the bodies found were alien.

Clash: If that’s the case, why has it been hushed up?

Mitchell: Initially I think there was justification in that leadership officials thought people weren’t ready to handle it. But we are well past that now. Frankly, and this is just personal opinion, remember what (President) Eisenhower said in his final speech: “Beware the military industrial complex.” I suspect that’s what we’re talking about.
But it’s not just military. It’s a cabal of organizations primarily for a profit motive. We invented aircraft at the beginning of the 20th century.
Twenty years later, we had an airline industry. Think of what that could mean in terms of space travel with control of UFO machinery, technology. There’s a lot of money involved.

Money? That’s the evidence you have? Shameful!

We all can buy into conspiracies that seem reasonable but, as a public figure, it’s disgraceful to promote such nonsense without a basis. His comments also sadly undermine the achievements of the engineers, scientists and specialists that built our modern aircraft. He’s no American hero.

Addition: This flying saucer design worked out well...

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  4 comments for “Astronaut Mitchell is lost in space

  1. Bob
    July 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Little known fact: We went to the moon to find Edgar Mitchell.

  2. July 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Edgar Mitchell is one of the co-founders of The Institute of Noetic Sciences.

    http://noetic.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Noetic_Sciences

    He is also one of the supporters and advisors to a Canadian quantum quack named Adam DreamHealer. I’ve written a few blog articles about DreamHealer. Here’s the links:

    http://chainthedogma.blogspot.ca/2010/10/quakes-quacks-and-kidnappers-baptists.html

    http://chainthedogma.blogspot.ca/2010/10/quantum-intentions-and-prayers-to.html

    http://chainthedogma.blogspot.ca/2010/10/wishful-thinking-wont-stop-oil-gusher.html

    There are links in those articles to other websites discussing his claims of distance healing. Some of the links are now broken, including a page where Adam claims his experiments validate his theories, but here’s a couple still working:

    http://www.intentionheals.com/

    http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2006/07/adam_the_healer.html

    I haven’t heard much in the media about him ever since he began studying naturopathy at university, so maybe he’s downplaying his claims lately. However, he was making so much money from personal appearances where he claimed to be able to heal entire groups and even those participating online, that I doubt he will be able to resist continuing those lucrative talks. I attended one of his sessions in Vancouver, by the way. As a cult survivor myself, I saw some troubling cultic characteristics.

  3. July 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Just because Mitchell marches to the beat of a different drummer is absolutely no reason to end your story with “He Is No American Hero”. That is simply out of line.

    • July 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      I disagree. He is making outrageous claims about the government that are unfounded. That’s disgraceful for someone in his prior respectable position.

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