When big-name scientists, celebrities, or other influential people admit their belief in the UFO phenomena, it’s an eye-opener. When an astronaut, one that has flown an Apollo mission, says that he has inside knowledge that UFOs and aliens are indeed visitors from other planets, well, it’s jaw dropping. That’s exactly what happened in 2008 when Edgar Mitchell, of Apollo 14 fame, told Kerrang Radio while on air, “I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real, although it has been covered up by our governments for quite a long time.”
Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut on the Apollo 14 mission, became the 6th man to walk on the moon. During his 1971 mission, he set the record for the longest ever moon walk at 9 hours and 17 minutes. He has a Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a retired Navy Captain, holds four honorary doctorate degrees, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His qualifications are impeccable.
His jaw-dropping admission that UFO’s are real was given to radio host Nick Margerrison on Kerrang! radio in a live, on-the-air interview. Needless to say, the radio host was stunned, almost speechless, but continued the interview which ended up revealing quite a bit of “insider” information on the UFO topic.
In a strange twist (or was it “retribution”) shortly after his revealing radio interview, on June 29, 2011, NASA filed a lawsuit against Mitchell for possessing a camera used by the Apollo 14 crew on the moon. Mitchell explained that the camera was given to him by NASA as a gift upon completion of the mission. Mitchell and NASA eventually settled the matter and the camera now resides at the National Air and Space Museum.
Mitchell’s disclosure that aliens exist during the Kerrang radio interview has not been his only comment on the matter. Mitchell has also noted that UFOs had provided “sonic engineering secrets” that were helpful to the U.S. government. In an interview with Dateline NBC in 1996, Mitchell discussed meeting with officials from three countries who claimed to have had personal encounters with extraterrestrials. In 2004 he told the St. Petersburg Times that a “cabal of insiders” in the U.S. government were studying recovered alien bodies, and that this group had stopped briefing U.S. Presidents after John F. Kennedy. Although he claims no personal knowledge of the Roswell incident, Mitchell quoted unnamed sources, since deceased, at Roswell who confided to him that the Roswell incident did involve an alien craft. Mitchell also claims to have subsequently received confirmation that the Roswell crash was real from an unnamed intelligence officer at the Pentagon.
Below is the full transcript of the historic Kerrang radio interview that took place on July 8, 2008.
“Margerrison: DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS?
Edgar Mitchell: Oh, yes. There is not much question at all, but there is life throughout the universe. We’re not alone in the universe at all.
Margerrison: YOU’RE CONVINCED WE’RE NOT ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?
Mitchell: Oh, I know for sure we’re not alone in the universe. Now, have we been able to identify for sure where the other (inhabited) planets are? No, we haven’t, certainly not in our solar system. But they have identified quite a number of planets now that very likely could be life-bearing planets.
I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real, although it has been covered up by our governments for quite a long time.
Margerrison: WHOA! WELL, HANG ON A MINUTE. THIS IS BIG. ALL THIS IS QUITE A SHOCK TO ME.
Mitchell: Well, I’m sorry you haven’t been reading the papers recently. It’s starting to open up quite a bit.
Margerrison: SO, YOU’RE TELLING ME – THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE TO TAKE ON BOARD. HANG ON A MINUTE. LISTEN, I’VE HEARD CRAZY UFO NUTS TELL ME THIS KIND OF THING BEFORE. I’VE NEVER HAD DR. ED MITCHELL, THE SIXTH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON, A RESPECTED SCIENTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT, ANNOUNCE TO ME THAT WE’VE BEEN VISITED BY ALIENS FROM OTHER PLANETS AND THAT THEY DEFINITELY ARE OUT THERE. THERE IS NO DEBATING IT.
Mitchell: Well, this is the first time you’ve ever talked to me, or I would have told you about it before.
Margerrison: (laughs) SO YOU BELIEVE THE WHOLE DEAL?
Mitchell: There’s more nonsense out there about this than there is real knowledge, but it is a real phenomenon and there are a few of us (who know). It’s been covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so. But slowly it’s leaked out and some of us are privileged to have been briefed on some of it. I happen to have grown up in Roswell, New Mexico, where presumably the Roswell incident of 1947 took place and I’m quite knowledgeable about it there since I grew up there. But I’ve also been in military circles and intelligence circles that know below the surface of what has been public knowledge that, yes, we have been visited.
Margerrison: AND YOU’RE SERIOUS? YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GO, ‘I WAS JUST PULLING YOUR LEG ABOUT THAT?’ THAT IT’S NOT TRUE? I’M WONDERING IF I’VE STUMBLED UPON ASTRONAUT HUMOR AND IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES YOU’RE GOING TO GO, ‘I WAS ONLY PULLING YOUR LEG’?
Mitchell: No, I won’t do that.
Margerrison: WOW! SO YOU’VE BEEN BRIEFED ON THE FACT THAT WE’VE BEEN VISITED?
Mitchell: Well, briefed is one word for it. I have been involved in much of this work – it’s not my main work. It’s not my main interest. But I’ve been deeply involved in certain committees and research programs with very credible scientists and various intelligence people that do know the real inside story and I am not hesitant to talk about it.
Margerrison: WHAT IS THE REAL INSIDE STORY?
Mitchell: That’s what I’m telling you: we have been visited.
Margerrison: IS IT REGULAR CONTACT? OR ONE CRASH? OR?
Mitchell: Well, no, there is quite a bit of contact going on. I can’t tell you because I don’t know all the extent of it, not all of the inside details because that is not my really main interest.
But the fact that we have been visited, that the (July 1947) Roswell crash is real and a number of other contacts have been real and ongoing is pretty well known to those of us who have been briefed and been close to the subject matter.
Margerrison: SO, WHY IS IT BEING COVERED UP THEN? WHY IS IT NOT MAINSTREAM?
Mitchell: The reason for that goes back to when the main instances started taking place after World War II when in the United States at least – I can’t speak for the European governments or South American governments. All of them recently have started opening their files. This has started to open up and the internet, or look at some of the international press, you’ll start to get the stories that are coming out now.
Margerrison: BUT I’VE HAD PEOPLE ON THE SHOW TELLING ME THAT GOVERNMENTS ARE MOUNTING TOWARDS DISCLOSURE, TOWARDS SAYING THIS IS THE CASE. DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE THE CASE THAT THERE WILL BE AN ACTUAL DISCLOSURE ON THIS MAYBE THIS YEAR. THAT THE GOVERNMENTS …
Mitchell: I don’t know whether it will be this year in the United States, but certainly we’ve already had it in the last few years from the Belgium government, from the French government, from the Brazilian government, the Mexican government – they’ve opened their (UFO) files and admitted they had the files.
Margerrison: OK, LET ME GET MY HEAD TOGETHER. LISTEN, HERE’S WHAT I KNOW. I’VE HAD PEOPLE ON THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS SAID THAT BELIEF IN LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS DOES NOT COMPROMISE YOUR CATHOLICISM.
Mitchell: Of course, that just happened recently in association, I believe, with a major release from the British government of some of the British files. They were not your deepest files, but they were some files released.
Margerrison: WHAT’S HAPPENING OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS –ALL OF THE UFO FILES HERE IN THE U. K. ARE BEING RELEASED. DO YOU THINK IT’S THE CASE THAT WE ARE RAMPING UP TO MAYBE THE U. K. ADMITTING?
Mitchell: I can’t say how fast it’s going to happen, but certainly the public awareness of it is increasing, the public acceptance is increasing. The amount of misinformation, covert and actual attempts to cover up seem to be decreasing. I think we’re headed for real disclosure by some serious organizations moving in that direction.
Margerrison: YOU’VE HAD A LONG TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE IMPACT WILL BE ON THE WORLD WHEN IT IS FINALLY MAINSTREAM NEWS THAT THERE ARE ALIEN BEINGS FROM OUTSIDE THIS PLANET?
Mitchell: Well, I think at this point, it’s probably a whole bunch of ‘What’s new?’ I think that certainly in the United States that well over 70% of the people now accept this as fact. While they do not know all the correct story, they do know there has been – or accept the fact – that there has been visitation and see UFOs in the skies all the time that are very likely alien craft. Now, not all of them (aerial craft) are. I suspect that some of them are homegrown. I suspect that in the past sixty years or so that there has been some back-engineering (of E. T. technologies) and the creation of this type of equipment. But it’s not nearly as sophisticated yet as what the visitors have.
Margerrison: SO, AS PART OF YOUR KNOWING ABOUT ALL THIS AND ALSO GOING PUBLIC WITH IT, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR SAFETY WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF? OR …
Mitchell: Oh, I think those days are gone. That used to be a concern among the people on the inside. But I don’t think they are knocking anybody off (for talking) any more or doing drastic things to them.
Margerrison: WHAT DO YOU THINK THE INTENT OF THE ALIENS IS? IS IT HOSTILE OR PEACEFUL?
Not at all, it’s not hostile. It’s pretty obvious that if it were hostile, we would have been gone by now.
Margerrison: (laughs) REALLY?!
Mitchell: We could have been (gone by now).
Mitchell: We would have no defense if that’s what their real intent was.
Margerrison: ARE WE TALKING – WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Mitchell: You’ve seen some of the pictures. The pictures that I know of, some of them are these little people that look strange to us. As far as I know from my (professional) contacts that have had contact, that’s pretty accurate.
Margerrison: DO YOU THINK OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOON LANDINGS KNOW ABOUT THIS?
Mitchell: Some of them do. But again, like other people, if you are interested enough to dig into it and want to know about it, you can know about it.
(Cell phone musical sound)
Margerrison: LISTEN, I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY GUY AND I HEAR YOUR PHONE.
Mitchell: Yes, people don’t leave me alone. The phone is ringing all the time and I’m here by myself.
Margerrison: THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CONVERSATIONS OF MY LIFE – UNBELIEVABLE! I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.”
Mitchell: You bet.
Margerrison: AND DR. ED MITCHELL, LISTEN – YOU’RE A FRIEND OF THE SHOW, IF YOU WANT TO ACCEPT THAT FRIENDSHIP, AND WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE CONVERSATION. THANKS FOR JOINING US.
Mitchell: I’m glad you enjoyed it.”