James Lovell Statement:
We must also consider a statement by James Lovell on Apollo 8. He was on the command module, and after coming around the far side of the Moon, he made the statement, "PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS." Many people dismissed this statement because it occurred on Christmas Day, 1968, but many of those who are leery of NASA, read much more into his statement.
Military Security Regulations:
Although NASA is officially a civilian institute, much of its monetary support comes from the defense budget, and therefore astronauts are required to follow military security regulations. All imagery, and probably audio transmissions, are screened by the National Security Agency, supposedly for the sake of national security. There is also a rumored discussion between a professor and Neil Armstrong about the astronauts and UFOs. I have included this question and answer session below.
Warned off by Aliens:
Professor: What REALLY happened out there with Apollo 11?
Armstrong: It was incredible, of course we had always known there was a possibility, the fact is, we were warned off! (by the aliens). There was never any question then of a space station or a moon city.
Professor: How do you mean "warned off"?
Armstrong: I can't go into details, except to say that their ships were far superior to ours both in size and technology-Boy, were they big!... and menacing! No, there is no question of a space station.
A CIA Cover-up:
Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11?
Armstrong: Naturally-NASA was committed at that time, and couldn't risk panic on Earth. But it really was a quick scoop and back again.
Armstrong confirmed that the story was true but refused to go into further detail, beyond admitting that the CIA was behind the cover-up.
One of the most outspoken astronauts was Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, one of the original Mercury astronauts. His discussions with other astronauts, along with his own UFO sighting experiences, caused him to see a need for more discussion and disclosure about the subject of UFOs. In 1985, he appeared before a United Nations panel discussion on UFOs. Here is the statement he made.
Top Level Program Needed:
"I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which are a little more technically advanced than we are on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion."
Handling Problems Peacefully:
"We may first have to show them that we have learned how to resolve our problems by peaceful means rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal team members. Their acceptance will have tremendous possibilities of advancing our world in all areas. Certainly then it would seem that the U.N. has a vested interest in handling the subject quickly and properly."
Observed Flights of UFOs:
"I should point out that I am not an experienced UFO professional researcher-I have not as yet had the privilege of flying a UFO nor of meeting the crew of one. However, I do feel that I am somewhat qualified to discuss them, since I have been into the fringes of the vast areas of which they travel. Also, I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes flying in fighter formation, generally from west to east over Europe."
UFOs Beyond our Reach:
"They were at a higher altitude than we could reach with our jet fighters... If the U.N. agrees to pursue this project and lend the credibility to it, perhaps many more well qualified people will agree to step forth and provide help and information."
The head chair that day was U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, and the direct quotations came from the November, 1988, issue (Vol 1, No. 3) issue of UFO Universe magazine; Condor Books 351 West 54th St., New York, N.Y. 10019]
Extraterrestrial Powers Do Exist:
In late 1973, NASA would finally loosen their lips a bit, as they confirmed that 25 astronauts had seen UFOs during lunar missions. Werner Von Braun, famous German rocket scientist, and head of the lunar exploration program, told Esotera magazine, that "extraterrestrial powers do exist, and they are more powerful than previously thought. I’m not authorized to give you any more details on the issue.”
The last humans to touch the lunar surface were Russians aboard the probe Luna 24 on August 19, 1976. President George Bush has urged NASA to resume exploration of the Moon, and tentative plans point to the year 2015 as the date that man once again may visit the surface of our moon. What will they find there?