Subject: IUFO: UFO Sightings  by Astronauts

              UFO Sightings [PleiadianBeamship.jpg] by Astronauts




                              Major Gordon Cooper
                                 Donald Slayton
                               Major Robert White
                                Joseph A. Walker
                            Commander Eugene Cernan
                           Ed White & James McDivitt
                         James Lovell and Frank Borman
                         Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin
                               Maurice Chatelain
                                Scott Carpenter

                              Major Gordon Cooper


          One of the original Mercury Astronauts and the last American
          to fly in space alone. On May 15, 1963 he shot into space in
           a Mercury capsule for a 22 orbit journey around the world.
              During the final orbit, Major Gordon Cooper told the
           tracking station at Muchea (near Perth Australia) that he
           could see a glowing, greenish object ahead of him quickly
          approaching his capsule. The UFO was real and solid, because
             it was picked up by Muchea's tracking radar. Cooper's
            sighting was reported by the National Broadcast Company,
          which was covering the flight step by step; but when Cooper
           landed, reporters were told that they would not be allowed
                    to question him about the UFO sighting.

          Major Cooper was a firm believer in UFOs. Ten years earlier,
          in 1951 he had sighted a UFO while piloting an F-86 Sabrejet
            over Western Germany. They were metallic, saucer-shaped
           discs at considerable altitude and could out-maneuver all
          American fighter planes. Major Cooper also testified before
          the United Nations: "I believe that these extra-terrestrial
          vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other
          planets... Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs."
          "I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation
             of many flights of them, of different sizes, flying in
          fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe."

          And according to a taped interview by J. L. Ferrando, Major
          Cooper said: "For many years I have lived with a secret, in
          a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can
          now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments
           capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And
            there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of
             documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them
            public. Why? Because authority is afraid that people may
           think of God knows what kind of horrible invaders. So the
            password still is: We have to avoid panic by all means."
          "I was furthermore a witness to an extraordinary phenomenon,
           here on this planet Earth. It happened a few months ago in
            Florida. There I saw with my own eyes a defined area of
           ground being consumed by flames, with four indentions left
           by a flying object which had descended in the middle of a
          field. Beings had left the craft (there were other traces to
           prove this). They seemed to have studied topography, they
          had collected soil samples and, eventually, they returned to
          where they had come from, disappearing at enormous speed...
          I happen to know that authority did just about everything to
             keep this incident from the press and TV, in fear of a
                       panicky reaction from the public."

          [conerouge.gif] read also: "Pioneering astronauts sees UFO",
            Area 51 and Gordon Cooper's confiscated Camera", and "No
                                  Mercury UFO"

                                 Donald Slayton



            Donald Slayton a Mercury astronaut revealed in an
            interview he had seen UFOs in 1951: "I was
            testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I
            spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet
            on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the
            object was a kite, then I realized that no kite
            is gonna fly that high." As I got closer it
            looked like a weather balloon, grey and about
            three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got
            behind the darn thing it didn't look like a
            balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk.
            About the same time, I realized that it was
            suddenly going away from me - and there I was,
            running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it
            for a little way, and then all of a sudden the
            damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45
            degree climbing turn and accelerated and just
            flat disappeared."





                                  Robert White

           On July 17, 1962 Major Robert White reported a UFO during
            his fifty-eight-mile high flight of an X-15. Major White
           reported: "I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish
                 in color and about thrity to forty feet away."
             Then according to a Time Magazine article, Major White
          exclaimed over the radio: "There ARE things out there! There
                                absolutely is!"

                                Joseph A. Walker


           On May 11, 1962 NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that one of
          his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 flights. He had
               filmed five or six UFOs during his record breaking
            fifty-mile-high flight in April, 1962. It was the second
           time he had filmed UFOs in flight. During a lecture at the
            Second National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space
           Research in Seattle, Washigton he said: "I don't feel like
           speculating about them. All I know is what appeared on the
          film which was developed after the flight." - Joseph Walker
          To date none of those films has been released to the public
                                  for viewing.

                                 Eugene Cernan


           Eugene Cernan was commander of Apollo 17. In a Los Angeles
            Times article in 1973 he said, about UFOs: "...I've been
            asked (about UFOs) and I've said publicly I thought they
              (UFOs) were somebody else, some other civilization."

                           Ed White & James McDivitt

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          In June 1965, astronauts Ed White (first American to walk in
            space) and James McDivitt were passing over Hawaii in a
            Gemini spacecraft when they saw a weird-looking metallic
           object. The UFO had long arms sticking out of it. McDivitt
          took pictures with a cine-camera. Those pictures have never
                                 been released.

                    [UFO_McDivitt1.jpg] [UFO_McDivitt2.jpg]

              source: Ed White and James McDivitt talk about UFOs

                         James Lovell and Frank Borman

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            In December 1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell
            and Frank Borman also saw a UFO during their
            second orbit of their record-breaking 14 day
            flight. Borman reported that he saw an
            unidentified spacecraft some distance from their
            capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him
            that he was seeing the final stage of their own
            Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that he
            could see the booster rocket all right, but that
            he could also see something completely different.

                   During James Lovell's flight on Gemini 7:

                       Lovell: BOGEY AT 10 O'CLOCK HIGH.

                     Capcom: This is Houston. Say again 7.
                Lovell: SAID WE HAVE A BOGEY AT 10 O'CLOCK HIGH.

           Capcom: Gemini 7, is that the booster or is that an actual
                   Lovell: WE HAVE SEVERAL...ACTUAL SIGHTING.

                     Capcom: ...Estimated distance or size?
                  Lovell: WE ALSO HAVE THE BOOSTER IN SIGHT...

                         Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin

          [NeilAmstrong_s.gif] [EdwinAldrin.gif] According to the NASA
          Astronaut Neil Armstrong the Aliens have a base on the Moon
           and told us in no uncertain terms to get off and stay off
             the Moon. According to un-confirmed reports, both Neil
            Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin saw UFOs shortly after
           that historic landing on the Moon in Apollo 11 on 21 July
           1969. I remember hearing one of the astronauts refer to a
                "light" in or on a crater during the television
          transmission, followed by a request from mission control for
          further information. Nothing more was heard. According to a
           former NASA employee Otto Binder, unnamed radio hams with
            their own VHF receiving facilities that bypassed NASA's
             broadcasting outlets picked up the following exchange:

                               NASA: Whats there?
                      Mission Control calling Apollo 11...

               Apollo11: These "Babies" are huge, Sir! Enormous!
                      OH MY GOD! You wouldn't believe it!
             I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there,
                  Lined up on the far side of the crater edge!
                        They're on the Moon watching us!

            A certain professor, who wished to remain anonymous, was
           engaged in a discussion with Neil Armstrong during a NASA

           Professor: What REALLY happened out there with Apollo 11?

          Armstrong: It was incredible, of course we had always known
                 there was a possibility, the fact is, we were
                warned off! (by the Aliens). There was never any
                question then of a space station or a moon city.

                    Professor: How do you mean "warned off"?

          Armstrong: I can't go into details, except to say that their
                ships were far superior to ours both in size and
                 technology - Boy, were they big! and menacing!
                  No, there is no question of a space station.

            Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11?

          Armstrong: Naturally - NASA was committed at that time, and
               couldn't risk panic on Earth. But it really was a
                          quick scoop and back again.


          According to a Dr. Vladimir Azhazha: "Neil Armstrong relayed
           the message to Mission Control that two large, mysterious
          objects were watching them after having landed near the moon
            module. But this message was never heard by the public -
                           because NASA censored it."
            According to a Dr. Aleksandr Kasantsev, Buzz Aldrin took
            color movie film of the UFOs from inside the module, and
          continued filming them after he and Armstrong went outside.
           Armstrong confirmed that the story was true but refused to
           go into further detail, beyond admitting that the CIA was
                              behind the cover-up.

                               Maurice Chatelain

            [MauriceChatelain.jpg] In 1979 Maurice Chatelain, former
              chief of NASA Communications Systems confirmed that
          Armstrong had indeed reported seeing two UFOs on the rim of
           a crater. Chatelain believes that some UFOs may come from
          our own solar system, specifically Titan. "The encounter was
            common knowledge in NASA, but nobody has talked about it
          until now." "...all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed,
            both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by
          space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin - flying saucers,
           or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time
           it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who
          then ordered absolute silence." "I think that Walter 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. However, his announcements
           were barely noticed by the general public. It was a little
           different when James Lovell on board the Apollo 8 command
          module came out from behind the moon and said for everybody
          Even though this happened on Christmas Day 1968, many people
          sensed a hidden meaning in those words." The rumors persist.
          NASA may well be a civilian agency, but many of its programs
          are funded by the defence budget and most of the astronauts
          are subject to military security regulations. Apart from the
          fact that the National Security Agency screens all films and
               probably radio communications as well. We have the
           statements by Otto Binder, Dr. Garry Henderson and Maurice
           Chatelain that the astronauts were under strict orders not
          to discuss their sightings. And Gordon Cooper has testified
            to a United Nations committee that one of the astronauts
             actually witnessed a UFO on the ground. If there is no
              secrecy, why has this sighting not been made public?

            [conerouge.gif] on the web: Maurice Chatelain talk about
                 et en français: Maurice Chatelain et les OVNIS

                                Scott Carpenter


            "At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they
               alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs."


                   "Great Mysteries: UFOs" by Robert Jackson
                       "Above Top Secret" by Timothy Good
                     "The UFO Encyclopedia" by John Spencer
                    "Genesis Revisited" by Zacharia Setchin