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  • Writer's picturePeter Fuller


Updated: Nov 27, 2020

It’s common for seminal events to generate rumors that grow into stories, which in turn morph into myth and conspiracy. These tales have a tendency to take on a life of their own – JFK wasn’t killed by Oswald – he was murdered by a deep state assassin because he threatened to expose the fact the DS were withholding intel regrading alien technology. 911 was a “False Flag” event meant to gain more control of the US population by exchanging freedoms for increased protection, and the moon landings were faked, or if they were real, the Apollo spacecraft were shadowed by alien saucers.

In my last post, I deconstructed the notion that the moon landings were faked. Granted, I didn’t go into too much detail to defend my position, but that’s because most people aren’t prepared to sit and wade through pages of information. I keep my posts to less than five minutes of reading time, that way readers aren’t overwhelmed by reams of text, but they do get the gist of what I want to convey.

As I mentioned last time, I want to discuss what the Apollo astronauts saw during their missions to the moon. Buzz Aldrin claimed he saw UFOs following the Apollo spacecraft all the way to the moon. Michael Collins claims he saw UFOs in lunar orbit with the command module, and Neil Armstrong is said to have communicated that there were a number of UFOs resting on the edge of the crater while he and Buzz were on the moon’s surface.

And they weren’t the only ones. Among others, fellow astronauts Gordon Cooper and Dr. Edgar Mitchell have also claimed they’ve seen unidentified flying objects during their various spaceflights. Numerous excuses were offered for what the astronauts saw, mostly jettisoned booster rockets and panels, ice crystals, or something similar. When James Lovell reported a UFO during a Gemini mission, Capcom told him he was seeing a discarded booster. “Nope,” Lovell replied, “I can see the booster and the UFO together, and the UFO is moving of its own accord, while the booster is pretty much immobile.” Walter Schirra used the code-word “Santa Claus” on an open com channel during his Gemini mission, referring to a UFO (I actually met Wally Schirra in 1980 when he came to Calgary to give a lecture at the local planetarium. He was a little gruff, but it was cool shaking his hand.).

But back to Apollo. Once on the surface of the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin had reportedly seen a group of UFOs resting on the crater edge, observing the two astronauts during their EVAs. It is claimed by ham radio operators that picked up the signal, when Armstrong switched to a private medical channel, he stated the following – “These babies are huge, Sir! Enormous … 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!”

In 1979, Maurice Chatelain, Chief of NASA Communications Systems during the Apollo 11 mission, confirmed Armstrong’s report. He went on to say that the astronauts were under strict orders not to discuss their sightings. Indeed, when a post-mission press conference was held with the Apollo 11 crew, they were very somber, an unusual disposition for three men who had just accomplished what was arguably the most incredible feat in human history. Compare that to the elation Edmund Hillary expressed after having just conquered Everest in 1953.

Other astronauts and NASA personnel have come forward and said that any reports of UFOs were covered up. According to Command Sergeant Major Robert Dean, 40 rolls of film shot during the Apollo 11 flight to the moon and back again were erased to hide evidence of UFO activity during the mission. It was apparent that NASA didn’t want the numerous UFO encounters to become public knowledge.

According to astronaut Scott Carpenter, “At no time when the astronauts were in space were they alone – there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.” NASA, sometimes referred to as “Never a Straight Answer,” denies any unusual activity that could be interpreted as UFOs during any of their missions. However, a goodly portion of the astronaut corps refutes that, putting their reputations on the line to report what they saw.

So who do you believe? The NASA spin doctors, or the guys who were there? My money’s on the latter.

The real question is, just exactly what did they see?

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