During his years in the Navy, he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds honorary doctorates from the New Mexico State University, the University of Akron, Carnegie Mellon University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
On Britain's Kerrang radio show on July 23, 2008, Mitchell told the world that the 500+ witnesses telling us that a UFO from another world crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947, were in fact, telling the truth, and that a government cover-up of UFO and alien information began at that time, and continues today. We have been visited by beings from other worlds a number of other times also, some of which he had insider knowledge of during his time at NASA. These events were also covered up. UFO proponents, of course, already took these events as truth, but now we know for certain.
The recent bombshell disclosures of Dr. Edgar Mitchell have set the Internet ablaze with articles, blogs, and forum discussion. Finally, a man who is respected highly, and a national hero, has with a somber, straight face told the world without reservation that we have been visited by UFOs, aliens are real, and our government is indeed, covering up this information.
There is a big difference between believing something is true, and knowing for certain that it does. I want to believe that UFOs are real, Dr. Mitchell knows UFOs are real. In all fairness, we cannot forget that he also told us that a lot of the reports of UFOs are not extraterrestrial in nature, there are a lot of reports that are misidentifications of planes, stars, comets, balloons, etc, reported as UFOs, and of course, we have many hoaxes, faked photos and videos to blur our vision of what is real.
There have been a number of well respected individuals who have told us similar things, and some of them may also have has inside information, but none of them had the impact of Mitchell's statement. Could it be the time of his announcement, coming on the heels of the O'Hare Airport sighting, the Texas sightings, and the ongoing UFO waves over Great Britain, and Pennsylvania? Possibly, or could it be who he is, a famous Astronaut?
Here is a man who stands for integrity and truth, telling us that our world has been visited by strange, small beings with big heads from another world, the things that nightmares are made of, or science fiction movies. And we believe every word he says.
"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.
Now, I believe we have been visited, but Mitchell "knows" that we have: quite a difference. This is why his statements are having such an impact on the UFO community, and even mainstream media. The reality of UFOs from another world is a known fact, not a well founded theory, riddled full of disinformation, hoaxes, and faked photographs.
It was only expected that NASA would be forced to respond to Mitchell's disclosure, and they have. But, if you look at their statement closely, I think you will find valuable information in what they did NOT say.
"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," a spokesman stated.
Mitchell did not say that NASA tracks UFOs. He did not say that NASA was involved in a cover-up. But, he did say that his tenure with NASA allowed him to be in a position to obtain above top-secret information. It is true that at least some of this information has leaked out through various sources before, but almost without exception, whoever had knowledge of these truths had to remain anonymous. Mitchell does not.
Therefore, previously, all of the bits and pieces of leaked information were always of a suspicious nature. We believed some of it may be true, but just what was true, and what wasn't? That is the problem we faced, attempting to separate the wheat from the chaff, and have something solid to base our beliefs on, so we could march forward. Now, with Mitchell's statement, we have something concrete to hang our hats on.