UFO TESTIMONIES BY ASTRONAUTS AND
UFO TESTIMONIES BY ASTRONAUTS AND COSMONAUTS
Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev
It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light
side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It
was an engineered structure, made from some type of metal, approximately
40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here,
and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings.
The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed
it to be 23 to 28 meters away.
Afanasyev commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred while en route to the
Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.
We have no proof, But if we extrapolate, based on the best information
we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that ... other
life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places ...
From a statement in October 1999.
At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there
was a constant surveillance by UFOs.
Carpenter photographed a UFO while in orbit on May 24, 1962. NASA still has
not released the photograph.
...Ive been asked about UFOs and Ive said publicly I thought
they were somebody else, some other civilization.
Cernan commanded the Apollo 17 Mission --- The quote is from a 1973 article
in the Los Angeles Times.
Colonel L. Gordon Cooper
I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are
visiting this planet from other planets, which, obviously are a little more
technically advanced than we are here 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 interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion. We may first
have to show them that we have learned to resolve our problems by peaceful
means, rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal
team members. This acceptance would have tremendous possibilities of advancing
our world in all areas. Certainly then it would seem that the UN has a vested
interest in handling this subject properly and expeditiously. Cooper,
addressing a United Nations panel discussion on UFOs and extraterrestrials
in New York in 1985. The panel was chaired by then
Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.
For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on
all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that every day, in the U.S.A.,
our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to
us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents
to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public.
Cooper testifying to a United Nations committee.
As far as I am concerned, there have been too many unexplained examples
of UFO sightings around this Earth for us to rule out the possibilities that
some form of life exists out there beyond our own world.
I know other astronauts share my feelings, and we know the government
is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs!
We thought they could have been Russian. We regularly had MiG-15s
overflying our base. We scrambled our Sabre jets to intercept and got to
our ceiling of 45,000 feet ... and they were still way above us traveling
faster than we were. These vehicles were in formation like a fighter group,
but they were metallic silver and saucer-shaped. Believe me, they werent
like any MiGs Id seen before! They had to be UFOs.
Cooper said he first encountered UFOs as a military pilot in Germany in the
early 1950s, when unidentified craft were spotted over an air base.
I had a camera crew filming the installation when they spotted a saucer.
They filmed it as it flew overhead, then hovered, extended three legs as
landing gear, and slowly came down to land on a dry lake bed! These guys
were all pro cameramen, so the picture quality was very good. The camera
crew managed to get within 20 or 30 yards of it, filming all the time. It
was a classic saucer, shiny silver and smooth, about 30 feet across. It was
pretty clear it was an alien craft. As they approached closer it took off."
When his camera crew handed over the film, Cooper followed standard procedure
and contacted Washington to report the UFO and all heck broke loose,
he said. After a while, a high-ranking officer said when the film was
developed I was to put it in a pouch and send it to Washington. He didnt
say anything about me not looking at the film. Thats what I did when
it came back from the lab and it was all there just like the camera crew
reported. When the Air Force later started Operation Blue Book to collate
UFO evidence and reports, Cooper says he mentioned the film evidence. But
the film was never found, supposedly. Blue Book was strictly a cover-up
In 1957, Cooper was one of an elite band of test pilots at Edwards Air Force
Base in California, in charge of several advanced projects, including the
installation of a precision landing system.
I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful
about what he said. But it sure wasnt a weather balloon, like the Air
Force cover story. He made it clear to me what crashed was a craft of alien
origin, and members of the crew were recovered.
Cooper revealed hes convinced an alien craft crashed at Roswell, New
Mexico, in 1947 and aliens were discovered in the wreckage.
It started in World War II, when the government didnt want people
to know about UFO reports in case they panicked, said Cooper. They
would have been fearful it was superior enemy technology that we had no defense
against. Then it got worse in the Cold War for the same reason. So they told
one untruth, they had to tell another to cover that one, then another, then
another ... it just snowballed. And right now Im convinced a lot of
very embarrassed government officials are sitting there in Washington trying
to figure a way to bring the truth out. They know its got to come out
one day, and Im sure it will. America has a right to know!
A statement when asked why has the government kept its UFO secrets for so
many years? Cooper was a Mercury-9 and Gemini-5 astronaut.
At one stage we even thought it might be necessary to take evasive
action to avoid a collision.
James McDivitt commenting on an orbital encounter he and Ed White had with
a weird object with arm-like extensions which approached their
capsule. Later in the flight they saw two similar objects over the Caribbean.
I believe certain reports of flying saucers to be legitimate."
Mission Control, please be informed, there is a Santa Claus.
James Lovell was commander of both the Apollo-8 mission and the ill-fated
Apollo-13 mission. He made this transmission after coming around the far
side of the moon on the Apollo-8 mission on or around Christmas in 1968 with
Frank Borman and William Anders. Although it was Christmas time, this statement
has caused considerable controversy as Santa Claus was apparently
a codeword used to indicate a UFO or other unusual sighting.
Edgar D. Mitchell
We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they
From a statement in 1971.
Ive talked with people of stature --- of military and government
credentials and position --- and heard their stories, and their desire to
tell their stories openly to the public. And that got my attention very,
very rapidly ... the first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that,
now, in advanced years are anxious to tell their story. We cant deny
that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident.
And that, indeed, an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered
from that crash site.
The U.S. Government hasnt maintained secrecy regarding UFOs.
Its been leaking out all over the place. But the way its been
handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked.
By attempting to show them as fraudulent, as bogus of some sort. There has
been a very large disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole
area. And one must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than
just to say, It isnt there. Youre deceiving yourself if
you think this is true. And yet, there it is right in front of you.
So its a disinformation effort thats concerning here, not the
fact that they have kept the secret. They havent kept it. Its
been getting out into the public for fifty years or more.
I have been, over the years, very skeptical like many others. But in
the last ten years or so, I have known the late Dr. Alan Hynek, who I highly
admire. I know and currently work with Dr. Jacques Vallee. Ive come
to realize that the evidence is building up to make this a valid and researchable
question. Further, because my personal motivation has always been to understand
our universe better, and my own theoretical work has convinced me that life
is everywhere in the universe that has been permitted to evolve, I consider
this a very timely question ... by becoming more involved with the serious
research field, Ive seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these
matters. I rely upon the testimony of contacts that I have had --- old timers
--- who were involved in official positions in government and intelligence
and military over the last 50 years. We cannot say that todays government
is really covering it up --- I think that most of them dont know what
is going on anymore than the public ...
From an interview with MSN 1998.
The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and
that indeed an alien craft did crash and that material was recovered from
that crash site, says Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon
in the Apollo 14 mission. Mitchell doesnt say hes seen a UFO.
But he says hes met with high-ranking military officers who admitted
involvement with alien technology and hardware.
Captain Mitchell was an Apollo-14 Astronaut.
Statistically its a certainty there are hugely advanced
civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe theyre
so advanced theyre even doing interstellar travel. I believe its
possible they even came here.
Dr. Brian Oleary
We have contact with alien cultures.
Donald (Deke) Slayton
I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object.
I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought
the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high.
As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet
in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didnt look
like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time,
I realized that it was suddenly going way from me --- and there I was, running
at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all
of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing
turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.
Donald Slayton, Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview.
Major Robert White
There ARE things out there! There absolutely is! White exclaiming over
the radio about a UFO encounter
taking place on a 58 mile high X-15 flight on July 17, 1962. I have
no idea what it could be. It was greyish in color
and about thirty to forty feet away. He later reported.
Female Cosmonaut: Ill take it and hold it with my right hand.
Look out the peephole! I have it!
Male Cosmonaut: There is something! If we do not get out the world
will never know about this!
--- From the final transmission of a pair of Cosmonauts whose scheduled seven-day
mission was interrupted by a malfunction of unknown origins. This piece of
conversation was recorded on February 24, 1961, while they were trying to
repair the damage. The two Cosmonauts were never heard from again.