Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on the moon, and paranormal, conspiracy, and aliens advocate, dies at age 85. He had been the last surviving participant of the Apollo 14 mission.
Here is his obituary on the NASA site:
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.
The NASA piece does not mention his strange obsession in life with alien visitations and government coverup for which he produced no solid evidence.
Our previous pieces include tabloid fodder where he claimed aliens “…wanted to know about our military capabilities.” And stated, “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.”
It’s very sad, but we labeled Mitchell as “lost in space” over his bizarre assertions without real evidence except the stories he wove in his mind. We would honor those who devoted so much effort the U.S. space program but are so disheartened that he tarnished his legacy with ridiculous claims and misinformation to the public by using his platform as an astronaut.
Mitchell was the founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (1973) when he turned to mystical and psychic interpretations of the universe. His status provided clout to claims of alien involvement with earthly matters.
Tributes to his efforts are all across the net. Let’s try to remember him for the scientific and technological work he moved forward and not the fringe stuff that we’d rather he’d not helped popularize and which move society backwards.