Edgar Mitchell announces we are being visited by
extraterrestrials. Things are about to Rock & Roll on the
Posted: April 22, 2009
updated Nov 8, 2009
By Colin Andrews
I have had the honor of spending the last two weeks with Apollo 14 Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell.
Last week we made presentations in New York at the Friends of the Institute of Noetic
Sciences, founded by Edgar. The last four days we presented, with many other International
researchers at the Paradigm Research Group's X-Conference organized by Steve Bassett
just outside Washington D.C. I was taken totally by surprise to be presented with 'The Life
Time Achievement Award and Hall of Fame' by Steve Bassett and CNN anchor Cheryll Jones
during the banquet.
The event was well attended by the public and the US intelligence community, mainly CIA,
faces I know from years past. We also had in our ranks Crnl John Alexander, non lethal
weapons research at Los Alamos and former head of the UFO project in the U.K. Ministry of
Defense, Nick Pope.
With a great many important figures now coming forward to share their UFO experiences and
governments like Great Britain releasing official UFO documents, there is a real sense that
the ground is shifting under the feet of the big silent walls of the United States government.
I am convinced, having spoken with Nick Pope and others about the files that are still to
come that its going to be very difficult for the US to remain silent in the face of their own
personnel also stepping forward. In the case of Former U.S. Air Force Lt. Milton Torres, his
UFO experience took place in U.K. air-space and the official documentation has been
released, which leaves the United States in a no win position. The longer they remain silent
the worse it will look for them.
Steve Bassett and Edgar Mitchell, along with Nick Pope attended a press conference
yesterday and promised more aggressive action after May, if the US does not come clean
with its UFO files.
I can tell you, things are about to rock and roll on the UFO front.
Yesterday's Press Conference statement:
Astronaut says we're not alone
By Joseph Curl POLITICAL THEATER |
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth man ever to walk on the moon, has a
message for all citizens of Earth: We are not alone.
"We are being visited," the 79-year-old grandfatherly "spacefarer" told 100 or so UFOlogists
gathered at a National Press Club conference called by the Paradigm Research Group
(motto: "It's not about lights in the sky; it's about lies on the ground").
"It is now time to put away this embargo of truth about the alien presence," said the astronaut
who made the longest moonwalk in history. "I call upon our government to open up ... and
become a part of this planetary community that is now trying to take our proper role as a
With a new, perhaps more intellectually curious president in the White House, UFOlogists
say, the time is ripe for the United States to follow the lead of other nations and release all
classified files about government interaction with extraterrestrial beings. In fact, PRG founder
Stephen Bassett demands that the Obama administration dump the documents, and quick.
"If it does not disclose, by the end of May - this is not a threat or anything, you don't threaten
the United States government, they're heavily armed ... the PRG has an enormous and
substantial network, and quite a bit of documentary evidence connected to this, particularly
politically ... and we are going to be extensively putting that out to the media, and we're just
going to make it as difficult on them as possible," Mr. Bassett said.
If Mr. Obama refuses, Mr. Bassett said there's a chance "above 50-50" that the United States
could fall victim to another space gap, this time by being beaten by another nation more
willing to finally admit "the extraterrestrial presence."
"We will wake up and pick up The Washington Post or The Washington Times and the
headline will read: 'President [Nicolas] Sarkozy of France today will tell the French people
about a confirmation of an extraterrestrial presence and provide evidence from defense
military files.' We will follow, and they will lead."
Packed into the First Amendment Room on the 13th floor (UFOlogists are apparently not
triskaidekaphobic), the conference featured a half-dozen experts - all but one titled "doctor."
Former U.S. Air Force Lt. Milton Torres entranced the audience with a first hand account of
his encounter with a UFO.
Flying over England on May 20, 1957, "I got this blob - it was not a blip, it was a blob" on his
radar screen, big as an aircraft carrier, he said. "Then he took off at Mach 10," something
around 7,000 mph. The 77-year-old retired professor of civil engineering choked up as he
retold how he was forbidden by a "spook" ever to speak of the incident, even to his father.
The incident came out in late 2008 when Britain declassified a batch of Ministry of Defense
files on unidentified flying objects. "It was such a relief for them to let me know that I can talk
about this," he said between sobs.
Roger Leir, author, lecturer and "alien-implant researcher," told the group that "multimillions"
have been abducted worldwide, and some have been implanted with strange, tiny devices
used to monitor or control.
Holding court afterward, the doctor said the devices are similar to how we humans "tag"
animals. Tagging "about 15 percent of the species results in enough didactic knowledge to
satisfy the curiosity of whoever put 'em in."
Cheryll Jones, a former CNN news anchor, said she was surprised when she first started
attending UFO events. "I was expecting a lot of crazies, tinfoil hats and all," she said with a
laugh. "But I think we can all benefit from being a bit more curious. Look at the cattle
mutilations. Maybe it's the military, but I don't know."
Most, though, appeared to have come to see Mr. Mitchell. As perhaps the highest-profile
claimant of alien visitation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctor in aeronautics
and astronautics told the gathering the time will come when we have to get off this rock we
"The sun will burn out in due course, and we have to be off this planet if our species is to
survive," he said. "At this point in human history on this planet, we're now starting, and
should be, to reach out beyond our planet and then beyond our solar system to find out what
is really going on out there."
After the press conference, Mr. Mitchell said he got involved because people with UFO
encounters "figured I was reliable enough to carry their stories and not compromise them."
"All of a sudden, when I began to realize the UFO phenomenon and alien visitation was real,
I thought, 'OK, we're not alone in the universe.' That's pretty big news for we humans."
Asked why there still is no definitive proof, he said: "We have that, it's just that it's been
covered up and denied by the powers that be in our own government," adding that "there's a
secret government" that may be run by the "military-industrial complex."
"We've got to get to the bottom of this. It's our place in the universe we're talking about. We
are really universal beings." And as to whether his foray into UFOlogy is detracting from his
reputation, he said, "Maybe I'm damaging it, but it doesn't matter, because I know we're right
Colin Andrews and Edgar Mitchell - April 2009.
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As astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, completed his
Apollo 14 mission and returned home toward our big blue earth, he experienced
a sudden and radical epiphany. Trained in all the disciplines appropriate for
space exploration -- physics, engineering, orbital mechanics -- nothing could
have prepared him for this life-changing experience:
"On the way home from the moon, looking out at the heavens, this insight -
which I now call a transcendent experience - happened. I realized that the
molecules of my body had been created or prototyped in an ancient generation
of stars - along with the molecules of the spacecraft and my partners and
everything else we could see including the Earth out in front of us. Suddenly, it
was all very personal. Those were my molecules.
Colin and Edgar engaged in deep discussion at the
home of Emily Squires, TV film director of Sesame
Street - Emily is a friend of Noetic Sciences where
Colin and Edgar presented in New York during
2009. Copyright: Chuck Walker 2009.
"Edgar Mitchell shares the most profound experience in
space which should be cherished and appreciated by all
who strive for peace and love on our planet" - Colin
It was an experience of interconnectedness. It was an experience of bliss, of
ecstasy...it was so profound. I realized that the story of ourselves as told by
science - our cosmology, our religion - was incomplete and likely flawed. I
recognized that the Newtonian idea of separate, independent, discreet things in
the universe wasn't a fully accurate description."*
Upon his return from space, Edgar founded a research institute called the
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) which was born out of his profound unity
experience, and his desire to bring scientific inquiry to the frontiers of human