Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the 6th person to walk on the moon and respected scientist in his own right, has claimed in an interview with Kerrang! Radio that aliens are real and their regular visits to Earth have been covered up by Government officials. Interviewer Nick Margerrison was so stunned by the claim that it took him a while to regain his wits and start asking the right questions. The result is a slightly awkward but nonetheless remarkable interview.
"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real," said Dr. Mitchell. "It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it."
Dr. Mitchell goes on the say that full disclosure is coming although he doesn't know when.
Interestingly Dr. Mitchell is almost flippant about the UFO claims, saying that he doesn't know everything about the situation because it's not his main area of concern. Personally I would have thought someone in his position with his alleged knowledge would make it his main area of concern, but I guess that's up to him.
NASA's official response is: "NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe. Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinion on this issue."