This silliness by Mitchell originated in tabloids like the Mirror and Daily Mail. But even Gizmodo is now publishing it. Why? It’s a baseless, vacuous assertion. It gets web hits. But it’s not news, it’s trivial journalism. Mitchell has been on about aliens for years and some news sources love to print sensationalist drivel.
Veteran Astronaut Edgar Mitchell spoke on his belief that peace-loving aliens are the reason why nuclear wars have not occurred on Earth.
Edgar Mitchell was the sixth of only 12 men to step on the moon. In no way does that provide him qualifications for such pronouncements. There is no evidence that aliens “…wanted to know about our military capabilities.” He has no evidence. His basis for such claims is: “My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.” Nope. Not buying it. It’s the rantings of someone a bit lost in space.
He’s often promoted a UFO coverup that has been a disgrace to his former colleagues and all the (100% human) engineers and scientists who worked on the space program. Now, he insults all those who served to prevent escalation to nuclear conflicts. Disgraceful.
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