Former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell recently stunned the world with a piece of information that many would probably discard as improbable, if not utterly impossible.
Before we get into more details regarding Mr Mitchell’s incredible confession, let us first examine his credentials to give you a clearer picture if he is someone who can be trusted.
Edgar Mitchell graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1952, where he received a degree in industrial management.
Thereafter, he continued his academic career with the US Navy, where he successfully combined his militaristic career with more education to earn another bachelor degree in Aeronautical engineering within the naval post graduate school in 1961.
In 1964, Mitchell gained acceptance at the Massachusetts institute of technology, where he was awarded a doctorate in the sciences, studying aeronautics and astronautics.
Two years later, in 1966, Mr Mitchell was invited to train as an astronaut for NASA, clocking an impressive 216 hours and 42 minutes in space.
“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it,” he famously said during his time with NASA.
“From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’”.
Judging by Mr Mitchell’s professional and educational history, it is clear that we are talking about a man who had put in a lot of hard work and effort to better himself in every possible way. With this in mind, let us get into the details of his recent disclosure.
In early 2015, Dr Mitchell told the Mirror Online that several witnesses believed they had seen alien spacecraft hovering above the mushroom clouds that emerged as a result of nuclear tests conducted at White Sands in New Mexico.
According to Mr Mitchell, these spacecraft were part of an alien reconnaissance team, which would “regularly shoot down the missiles” to prevent any attempts at testing the high yielding devices.
But what did these aliens want and what were they trying to achieve?
When asked by the Observer newspaper what exactly were the crashed aliens doing in Roswell, Mr Mitchell said he believed that they were observing our activity on the proving grounds of White Sands nuclear test site.
He then went on to say that the Government is not disclosing the truth about the existence of the alien visitors not because of fear of widespread disbelief, but because of fear that such information could jeopardize the interests of big business if we were given the chance to harbor the technology.
But what makes Dr Mitchell’s claim any more relevant than the thousands of other claims, including those made by missile control officers within the pacific boundary, who reported sightings of strange overhead objects floating around in strange patterns and pursuing erratic flight paths?
The answer is the strong elements of logic and reasoning, backed by the claims of other eye witnesses.
With humanity now well and truly in the atomic age, it does make sense that if there were aliens watching our planet, they would surely want to ensure that we develop at a pace that would be safe for the surrounding cosmos.
Seeing as humanity is not all that far from realizing the dream for interstellar travel, would it be so ludicrous to believe Dr Mitchell, a highly accomplished man, when he says that the secret of visiting aliens is being kept from the human race?