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But...he's an ASTRONAUT!

Posted on 2008.07.24 at 21:58
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Edgar Mitchell is an astronaut who, along with Alan Shepard had the longest moon walk ever during the Apollo 14 mission. So that’s pretty impressive. He also recently told a radio interviewer that UFO's are real, Roswell happened, and that we are often visited by aliens. The government has covered the whole thing up. In other words, The X-Files is a documentary. Hmmmn...

EDIT: A link to the interview


Rev. Michael Foley-Röhm, 16th Baron of Xternetsa
mlfoley at 2008-07-25 02:19 (UTC) (Link)
Nonsense. The government would never cover up anything.
prof_brotherton at 2008-07-25 18:48 (UTC) (Link)
I want to believe, but not Mitchell. Apparently he was doing ESP experiments during the Apollo 14 mission, believes he was cured of cancer (never verified) remotely by a psychic, etc.
theservant at 2008-07-25 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
So what you are saying is that the NASA screening process is not that rigorous. Some of the ESP experiments (I didn't know about these ones) were, as I understand it, legit as far as the cold war goes- basically the Soviets were doing them so the 'intelligence community' funded them for our side too, just in case. After all, we couldn't have a pseudo-science gap!
Oh well. It was interesting for a little while.
prof_brotherton at 2008-07-25 19:00 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I don't believe Mitchell's Apollo ESP experiments were legit -- they've been described as "private." And I think whole astronaut love triangle episode last year shows that NASA screening isn't perfect.
theservant at 2008-07-25 19:07 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's what they WANT you to believe!!!

I was going to mention the whole love triangle-pepper spray-rope-diaper thing. Although that was a pretty elaborate piece of planning. I think that the diaper showed initiative and thinking outside the box.
prof_brotherton at 2008-07-25 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
Sears Diaper Service? I need diapers because I go poooooop.
theservant at 2008-07-25 19:16 (UTC) (Link)

I had even forgotten about that.
metalclarinet at 2008-07-26 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
I work in a government bureaucracy. It is very difficult for me to believe that any large mix of bureaucrats would keep any kind of secret. Five? Maybe. Fifty. No way.

That said, the Navajo Code Talkers kept their work a secret for many decades. Or at least the story is that they all kept silent. Maybe it was widely know in the Navajo community and nobody outside showed any interest.
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