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Controversy: Did Buzz Aldrin See UFOs on Apollo 11 Mission?

On Coast to Coast AM on Sunday night, George Noory asked astronaut Buzz Aldrin if he had seen any unknown objects on Apollo 11. He replied by telling the story of how he had sued Charles Berlitz for publishing a story to the effect that he had claimed to have seen aliens on the mission. He did not mention having seen UFOs, and the implication was that he had not done so. However, he said something VERY DIFFERENT in a recent UK documentary called "Apollo 11: the Untold Story," which was first aired last year on British TV, and was repeated on July 24. Keep reading for a transcript from that show.

Narrator: But three days and 200,000 miles into the flight, Mission Control did miss the significance of a cryptic message from Apollo 11.

Apollo 11: 'Do you have any idea where the S-IVB is with respect to us?

Mission Control: 'Stand-by' Narrator: The Crew required information on the current position of the S-IVB, the final stage of the rocket which had been jettisoned away 2 days earlier. This short message hid an extraordinary turn of events: Apollo 11 wasn't alone in space.

Buzz Aldrin: There was something out there that, uh, was close enough to be observed and what could it be?

Narrator: Traveling along side of Apollo 11 was a mysterious object like this one (a ringed object at close range is shown), filmed on a later mission. If it wasn't part of their own rocket, it could only be one thing, a UFO.

Aldrin: Mike (Collins) decided he thought he could see it in the telescope and he was able to do that and when it was in one position, that had a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of L shaped. That didn't tell us very much.

Dr. David Baker (Apollo 11 Senior Scientist): NASA knew very little about, um, the object reported by the Apollo 11 crew. It was obviously an unidentified flying object, but such objects were not uncommon and the history of even earth orbit space flights going back over the previous years indicated that several crews saw objects.

Narrator: Despite having a clear view of the UFO, the crew were wary of reporting it to Mission Control.

Aldrin: Now, obviously, the three of us were not going to blurt out, 'Hey Houston we got something moving along side of us and we don't know what it is, you know, can you tell us what it is?'. We weren't about to do that, cause we know that those transmissions would be heard by all sorts of people and who knows what somebody would have demanded that we turn back because of Aliens or whatever the reason is, so we didn't do that but we did decide we'd just cautiously ask Houston where, how far away was the S-IVB?

Narrator: Unaware of the drama unfolding in space, Mission Control radioed the position back to Apollo 11.

Mission Control: 'Apollo 11, Houston. The S-IVB is about 6,000 nautical miles from you now, over.'

Aldrin: And a few moments later, why they came back and said something like it was 6,000 miles away because of the maneuver, so we really didn't think we were looking at something that far away, so we decided that after a while of watching it, it was time to go to sleep and not to talk about it anymore until we came back and (went through) debriefing. Narrator: To this day, whatever it was that the crew saw has never been positively identified or officially acknowledged.

Dr. David Baker: There were a lot of people within the program who went off later and became convinced that UFOs existed and that lead to some concern on NASA's part where they got the agreement of the crew never to publicly talk about these things for fear of ridicule.

Whitley Strieber comments: Gordon Cooper and Edgar Mitchell have both said that they believe UFOs exist, and Cooper provided extensive descriptions of his own sightings in interviews and in his book, Leap of Faith. Dr. Paul Hill, one of NASA's chief engineers from 1939 to 1970, has described spectacular UFO sightings in his book Unconventional Flying Objects.

Now Buzz Aldrin says that he and at least one of the other Apollo 11 astronauts saw an unknown object on the outbound Apollo 11 flight. He offers no comment about what it was because, obviously, he and his fellow crew members were unable to identify it. However, these are all sterling UFO reports by some of the leading lights of American aeronautical science.

Dr. David Baker's statement in the British documentary is the most telling: "There were a lot of people within the program who went off later and became convinced that UFOs existed and that lead to some concern on NASA's part where they got the agreement of the crew never to publicly talk about these things for fear of ridicule."

For fear of ridicule? If NASA was frank about what its scientists and astronauts have seen it could END the ridicule, all of it, worldwide, in a single stroke.

Instead, we discover that, at virtually the same time that the British documentary was aired, all of the high resolution photography from Apollo 11 has gone missing.

I don't think that NASA is just avoiding fear of ridicule. It must have a much stronger reason than that for covering up what it knows about UFOs, which there is no question in my mind that it is doing.

Why does it matter so much? The implant in my own left ear would be one good reason, and along with it the welfare of the millions of people like me who have had close encounters, and are living their lives involved with this unknown presence.

To say that it's a long step from admitting that UFOs are real to saying that close encounters might be happening is dead wrong. It's a very short step.

Look at it this way: what if we were able to travel among the stars, and we found another planet with a less-advanced civilization on it? Two things would happen. First, those beings would become of intense interest; second, our anthropologists would take immediate steps to study them without in any way disturbing their civilization.

In other words, we would react exactly as the visitors have reacted to us, and for precisely the same reasons.

I believe that THEY are here. What they are or where they are from I do not know. But I know where they are on planet earth: they are hiding right in the middle of our lives. I reach up and touch the lump in my left ear: the visitors are here, now, and NASA and the official world need to face this fact.

Controversies like this are enough to make ANYONE believe in sinister forces. If YOU think it's getting so it's SMART to be paranoid, you?ll LOVE this week's Dreamland! And to add to your paranoia, Nick Redfern tells subscribes that covert operators ARE spying on UFO witnesses.

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