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View Poll Results: Have aliens visited us?
Aliens exist and have visited Earth 31 38.75%
Aliens exist but have not visited Earth 36 45.00%
Aliens don't exist 6 7.50%
Aliens deserve a designated parking space at the mall 7 8.75%
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Old 07-24-08, 07:48 AM   #1
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Aliens Have Been to Earth: Government Cover Up!

This time it's a former astronaut making the claim:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...-13762,00.html

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FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist.

And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.'

He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned "we would be been gone by now".

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes following their 1971 mission.

"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," Dr Mitchell said.

"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.

"I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes - we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit."


Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics claimed Roswell was real and similar alien visits continue to be investigated.

He told the astonished Kerrang! radio host Nick Margerrison: "This is really starting to open up. I think we're headed for real disclosure and some serious organisations are moving in that direction."

Mr Margerrison said: "I thought I'd stumbled on some sort of astronaut humour but he was absolutely serious that aliens are definitely out there and there's no debating it."

Officials from NASA, however, were quick to play the comments down.

In a statement, a spokesman said: "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 opinions on this issue.'
He doesn't say that he personally saw them, though. I wonder what is the basis of his claim.

So what do you think? Is a former astronaut who walked on the moon a nutcase, has he been misled, or does he know something? If there is a government conspiracy, why hasn't it shut him up?
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Old 07-24-08, 07:59 AM   #2
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Dr Mitchell, 77
Well, somebody has Alzheimer's, dementia or something.
Or, if he has real evidence, he needs to offer it up.

My view: Aliens might exist but have not visited earth.

There is no evidence of advanced life elsewhere in our solar system. To get here from another star, they either have to travel FTL (which I don't believe is possible) or really not give a shit about travel time.
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Old 07-24-08, 08:05 AM   #3
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Wormholes, duh!

Just cause someone has been to the moon doesn't mean they ain't crazy! Maybe he inhaled too much moondust.

Seriously though, I think that there is probably intelligent life (or at least some sort of life) elsewhere in the galaxy, universe... maybe even the solar system, but not intelligent. But I've never seen anything that convinces me they've visited earth.
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Old 07-24-08, 08:06 AM   #4
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Old 07-24-08, 08:09 AM   #5
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Whether or not we've been visited, I think it defies logic to assume we're alone in a universe this vast. Whether we have any "next-door" neighbors...who knows.
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Old 07-24-08, 08:24 AM   #6
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I don't think we're alone in the universe, but I don't think that we have ever made any contact whatsoever with aliens.
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Old 07-24-08, 08:30 AM   #7
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My opinion:

Aliens most likely exist. Aliens may have visited Earth, but given the size of the universe it's incredibly unlikely. Even if they have, their technology is likely so superior to ours we haven't the means to detect their presence and they're also likely to be smart enough to not leave traces or witnesses of their visits, so Roswell wasn't aliens and close encounter folks are delusional.
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Old 07-24-08, 09:20 AM   #8
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Didn't we already find life on Mars last month? There was a 30 second blip about it on CNN, IIRC.


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Old 07-24-08, 09:32 AM   #9
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I was surprised to read this article this morning, the fact that he was a moonwalker and partnered with Shepard lends some pretty serious credibility, assuming he isn't senile......I didn't hear the interview and have not seen him speak so I don't know.

I am unsure if what he says is true, but I do firmly believe intelligent life exists out there, and I am certain some form of life exists out there in the universe.

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Old 07-24-08, 09:49 AM   #10
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I agree that he needs to offer up some hard evidence here. People have been making these claims for YEARS and fail time and time again to offer anything to prove what they are saying.

BTW, I fall on the side of the debate that "UFOs" are indeed real, but they are experimental military air craft, and a lot of disinformation regarding these top secret air tests is leaked to protect military secrets regarding the tests they are doing.
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Old 07-24-08, 09:50 AM   #11
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My opinion:

Aliens most likely exist. Aliens may have visited Earth, but given the size of the universe it's incredibly unlikely. Even if they have, their technology is likely so superior to ours we haven't the means to detect their presence and they're also likely to be smart enough to not leave traces or witnesses of their visits, so Roswell wasn't aliens and close encounter folks are delusional.

This sums up what I believe nicely.
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Old 07-24-08, 09:59 AM   #12
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It would have been better if he revealed the moon landing conspiracy/cover-up.
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Old 07-24-08, 10:09 AM   #13
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My opinion:

Aliens most likely exist. Aliens may have visited Earth, but given the size of the universe it's incredibly unlikely. Even if they have, their technology is likely so superior to ours we haven't the means to detect their presence and they're also likely to be smart enough to not leave traces or witnesses of their visits, so Roswell wasn't aliens and close encounter folks are delusional.
Sounds a lot like a deity as well.
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Old 07-24-08, 10:12 AM   #14
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Consider the 'non natural' structures found on objects in our solar system:



http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread372515/pg1
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Old 07-24-08, 10:12 AM   #15
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I was surprised to read this article this morning, the fact that he was a moonwalker and partnered with Shepard lends some pretty serious credibility, assuming he isn't senile......I didn't hear the interview and have not seen him speak so I don't know.
Edgar Mitchell has been a nutter for a very long time.

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Edgar-Mitchell
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Why is it always that the ET's are smarter and superior to us. For once I would like for someone to come and say I have met the Aliens and they are RETARDS!!!!
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Why is it always that the ET's are smarter and superior to us. For once I would like for someone to come and say I have met the Aliens and they are RETARDS!!!!
Any species from otherspace that could visit the earth would be smarter than us.
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Any species from otherspace that could visit the earth would be smarter than us.

Exactly.
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The best reason why no extraterristials have ever visited Earth is why would they want to come to a rathole like earth?
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I have always believed there is intelligent life outside of Earth. And the government is scared of them being smarter than them and breaking up the electoral college.
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Any species from otherspace that could visit the earth would be smarter than us.
Granted, but what about the species that would visit Earth, hmmm? They can't be too bright.
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Chillingly, he claimed our technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs...
Here I figured they made it to earth by buggy. This is a huge surprise.
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Granted, but what about the species that would visit Earth, hmmm? They can't be too bright.
Perhaps but if they had observed us throughout our history, they would know that we're slowly starting to explore the universe and that everytime the human race has encountered a new civilization, things didn't end well.
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The best reason why no extraterristials have ever visited Earth is why would they want to come to a rathole like earth?
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