ASTRONAUTICS

If you know of a quotation that is not listed here, please email the details to webmaster@eaufo.co.uk.

Seperator

Please note that all of the quotations below have been sent in by viewers of this site, and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. As the group and site matures, we intend to form a sub group to try and assess the items for likelihood of being genuine before uploading to the site.

Seperator

Col James A Mcdivitt

James Alton "Jim" McDivitt (born June 10, 1929), (Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.), is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs. He commanded the Gemini 4 flight during which Edward H. White performed the first U.S. spacewalk, and later the Apollo 9 flight which was the first manned flight test of the Lunar Module and the complete set of Apollo flight hardware. He later became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations and was the Apollo Spacecraft Program Manager from 1969 to 1972.

On the second day, over Hawaii, while White was asleep, McDivitt happened to see an unidentified flying object, which he described as looking

"like a beer can or a pop can, and with a little thing like maybe like a pencil or something sticking out of it."

Photo of Col James A Mcdivitt

He got a camera and took a few photographs of it, but did not have time to properly set exposure or focus properly. He believes that since it was visible to him, it must have been in an orbit close to that of his spacecraft, probably a piece of ice or Mylar insulation having broken off of it.

Word of the "UFO photos" reached the press by the time the flight splashed down, and one eager reporter waited for the Gemini 4 photos to be processed. He found one with a cluster of three or four images that looked like disc-shaped objects with tails, which became known as the "tadpole" photo. McDivitt has identified these as reflections of bolts in the multipaned windows

During a 5th October 1968 Press conference at Dallas, McDivitt Command Astronaut on the Apollo 9 Lunar Test Mission, said…

"One of the three UFOs was photographed in space during the June1965 orbital flight, and that NASA cannot identify it".

"They’re there, without a doubt, but what they are is anybody’s guess".

Source:WWW

Seperator

Dr Leroy Chiao

American engineer, former NASA astronaut, and engineering consultant

Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, 2004 to April 24, 2005. He is also a co-author and researcher for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project.

Dr Leroy Chiao made the admission when he visited the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, to speak to students. Recent discoveries of water on one of Saturn's moons, and amino acids on comets, left him in no doubt about extra-terrestrial life existing, he said.

Photo of Dr Leroy Chiao

"To find this kind of evidence of life in our own backyard means to me the idea there's other life in the universe is pretty much a given".

"I think theres all kinds of life out there, including intelligent life, but the reason we haven't found each other is because of vast distances".

"It's very physical in space. You're working against the pressures of the suit and you're aware of where you're putting your tethers".

"It's surreal and like a dream. You can't believe you're out there in a suit doing this kind of work".

"But at the same time you're well trained, but if you rest for a minute and look where you are, you think 'Is this real?".

Source:Express

Seperator

Julie Payette

Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette and next Governor General

Payette is the 29th person to hold the position, and the fourth female to be the monarch's representative in Canada.

Payette, 53, will have name recognition for Canadians of a certain age, remembering her as the first Canadian female to board the International Space Station in 1999. She went on a second space flight in 2009. She retired from the Canadian Space Agency in 2013, and became the chief operating officer of the Montreal Science Centre, a position she left just last year.

Photo of Julie Payette

"This is a very great honour for me and for my family, for my friends and my colleagues here around the country, on the planet and even a few outside the planet," she said minutes after her appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday.

Source:Canadian Press

Seperator

Buzz Aldrin

NASA Apollo 11 Astronaut. Second man on the moon.

Photo of Buzz Aldrin

There was something out there, close enough to be observed, and what could it be? Now, obviously the three of us weren't going to blurt out, "Hey, Houston, we've got something moving alongside of us and we don't know what it is, you know?"

Source: A 2006 Coast to Coast (Radio) Interview


Aldrin also said, "We should visit the moons of Mars".

"There's a monolith there, a very unusual structure on this little potato shaped object that goes around Mars once every seven hours."

"When people find out about that they are going to say, "Who put that there?"

"Who put that there?"

"Well the universe put it there, or if you choose, God put it there."

Source: Speaking on a U.S. cable television channel.

Seperator

Neil Armstrong

First man on the moon.

Photo of Neil Armstrong

NASA: What's there?

Houston: Mission Control calling Apollo 11...

Apollo11: These babies are huge Sir! Enormous!

Apollo11: OH MY GOD! You wouldn't believe it!

Apollo11: I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there, lined up on the far side of the crater edge!

Apollo11: They're on the Moon watching us!

Moon: Those are giant things. No, no, no - this is not an optical illusion. No one is going to believe this!

Houston: What ... what ... what? What the h--- is happening? What's wrong with you?

Moon: They're here under the surface.

Houston: What's there? (muffled noise) Emission interrupted; interference control calling 'Apollo 11'

Moon: We saw some visitors. They were here for a while, observing the instruments.

Houston: Repeat your last information!

Moon: I say that there were other spaceships. They're lined up in the other side of the crater!

Houston: Repeat, repeat!

Moon: Let us sound this orbita ... in 625 to 5 ... Automatic relay connected ... My hands are shaking so badly I can't do anything. Film it? G--, if these darned cameras have picked up anything - what then?

Houston: Have you picked up anything?

Moon: I didn't have any film at hand. Three shots of the saucers or whatever they were that were ruining the film.

Houston: Control, control here. Are you on your way? What is the uproar with the UFOs over?

Moon: They've landed here. There they are and they're watching us.

Houston: The mirrors, the mirrors - have you set them up?

Moon: Yes, they're in the right place. But whoever made those spaceships surely can come tomorrow and remove them. Over and out.

Source:


Also during an interview between an anonymous professor and Neil Armstrong Neil admitted that there were other beings out there with them.

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.

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.

Source:

Seperator

Dr. Story Musgrave

NASA scientist-astronaut.

Photo of Dr. Story Musgrave

I believe, and I scientifically am certain, that there are endless other living forms out there, including intelligent sentient beings. I do know that there are entire universes of living forms out there.

Source:


UFOs UNCOVERED - OUT OF THIS WORLD

He (Musgrave) announced that he and NASA know that ETs are real.

Source:


Clark C. McClelland, a senior member of MUFON from 1958 to 1992, has revealed in the Canadian press that secret details of an amazing incident occurred during the STS-80 mission aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Top space officials panicked and rushed to hush it up. A disc-shaped object appeared beneath the shuttle according to internal reports and confirmed by Dr. Story Musgrave, a Payload Specialist crew member aboard the STS-80 Mission.

A disc-shaped object much larger than the orbiting American spacecraft suddenly appeared beneath the shuttle. At the time the Columbia was maintaining an altitude 190 nautical miles above Earth. Musgrave admitted that, although he got a good look at it, he wasn't able to identify the object. "I don't know what it is.. I don't know...It appeared to [have] come from nowhere. You would think that if it's facing the dark side or facing a side towards you which is not reflecting the sun, you would think that you would see something there. It's really impressive."

NASA shuttle astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave [NASA] Musgrave confirms seeing what once was called a "flying saucer." After the shuttle returned to Earth, Musgrave was interviewed about the unworldly encounter. According to the report, the scientist reviewed a video recording of the encounter between Columbia and the UFO as the orbiter flew above Denver, Colorado. The disc-shaped object suddenly appeared, seemed to be intelligently controlled, changed its flight vector and seemed to track the Columbia and her crew through space. Musgrave retired from NASA after that mission. Convinced that alien intelligence not only exists, but is here now, the former NASA astronaut embarked on his own personal mission of disclosure.

Source:

Seperator

Colonel L. Gordon Cooper

Mercury 9, Gemini-5 Astronaut.

Photo of Colonel Gordon L Cooper

A saucer flew right over, put down three landing gears, and landed on the dry lake bed. [The cameramen] went out there with their cameras towards the UFO. It lifted off and flew off at a very high rate of speed. ... I had a chance to hold [the film] up to the window. Good close-up shots. There was no doubt that it was made someplace other than on this earth.

Source:


On May 15, 1963 Major Gordon Cooper blasted off into space to do a 22 orbit mission around the Earth. During the last orbit Major Gordon Cooper the last man to go into space alone and on the first Mercury mission called into tracking station at Muchea about a green solid glowing object approaching toward the space capsule. "The UFO was real and solid, because it was picked up by Muchea's tracking radar."

The UFO sighting was picked up and reported on by the National Broadcasting Company and the reporters were told that they would not be able to ask questions about the UFO sighting.

Source:


This was not the first UFO Major Gordon Cooper had witnessed. He had spotted another UFO back in 1951 while flying an F-86 Sabre jet over Western Germany. They were large metallic disks that were flying at considerable speeds and altitudes and could apparently out manoeuvre any American jet.

Source:


Major Cooper also testified before the United Nations:

"I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets... Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs."

"I did have an occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, they were of different sizes, flying in fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe." Major Cooper said.

Source:


Taped interview by J. L. Ferrando. Letter to the United Nations November 27, 1978. Ambassador Griffith

"For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, 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.

Why? Because Government is afraid that people may think the worst and panic about these creepy horrible invaders. So the idea is: We have to avoid panic by all means."

"I was furthermore a witness to an extraordinary phenomenon, here on this planet Earth. It happened a few months ago in Florida. There I saw with my own eyes a defined area of ground being consumed by flames, with four indentations left by a flying object which had descended in the middle of a field. Beings had left the craft (there were other traces to prove this). They seemed to have studied topography, they had collected soil samples and, eventually, they returned to where they had come from, disappearing at enormous speeds. I happen to know that the Government did just about everything to keep this incident from the press and TV, in fear of a panicky reaction from the public."

Source:


"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."

Source: 1980. Citing an interview in the "National Enquirer"

Seperator

Astronaut Cady Coleman

NASA Astronaut

Photo of Cady Coleman

"we have an unidentified flying object"

Source: NASA transmission shuttle mission STS-73, You Tube.

Seperator

Joseph A. Walker

A NASA pilot.

Photo of Joseph A Walker

"I don't feel like speculating about them. All I know is what appeared on the film which was developed after the flight."

Referring to one of his tasks to seek and detect UFOs his X-15 missions in his fighter jet on 1962 which he filmed up to six according to sources one of his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 flights. He had filmed five or six UFOs during his record breaking fifty-mile-high flight in April, 1962. It was the second time he had filmed UFOs in flight.

Source: Quoted saying at a lecture at the Second National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle:

Seperator

Capt. Edgar Mitchell

Apollo Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D. (Aeronautics, MIT)

Edgar Dean Mitchell is an extremely respected man in science and the pilot of the Apollo 14 lunar modular mission being the sixth person to walk on the moon on February 9, 1971.

Photo of Captain Edgar Mitchell

"Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. There has been a certain amount of reverse engineering that has allowed some of these craft, or some components, to be duplicated. And there is some group of people that may or may not be associated with government at this point that have this knowledge. They have been attempting to conceal this knowledge. People in high level government have very little, if any, valid information about this. It has been the subject of disinformation in order to deflect attention and create confusion so the truth doesn't come out."

"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 site. We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from, and what do they want?"

"We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from?"

Source: On July 23, 2008 on Britain's Kerrang radio show Edgar Mitchell announced to the world that most of the people that witnessed the UFO Roswell Crash of Roswell, New Mexico were telling the truth about an extraterrestrial flying object and were being covered up by the US Government.

Seperator

Capt. Donald Slayton

Mercury NASA AstronautDonald Slayton a member of the Mercury astronaut team said that he had witnessed a UFO in 1951 during an interview.

Photo of Donald 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 didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk."

"About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away 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."

Source: You tube Astronaut Deke Slayton UFO Encounter 1951.

Seperator

Commander Eugene Cernan

Commanded Apollo 17

Photo of Eugene Cernan

"I've been asked (about UFOs) and I've said publicly I thought they (UFOs) were somebody else, some other civilization."

Source:

Seperator

James Irwin

The Presidents UFO Website The Presidents UFO Website Apollo 15 Astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as Lunar Module Pilot and 8th man to walk on the moon.

Photo of James Irwin

James Irwin, the eighth man to walk on the moon, had at least one UFO sighting while on the way to the moon and talked about UFOs in at least 2 interviews.

In 1976 Irwin was invited to speak at a UFO convention hosted by the Rev. Frank Stranges. Irwin accepted the invite and was planning to speak, according to Stranges about some of the strange things he saw on the surface of the moon.

Only days before he was to speak he pulled out of the lecture telling Stranges,

"Look, I have a pension to worry about. I have a family to take care of, and they told me to just back away from this entirely or else."

Backing up this story from Stranges is a pilot and friend (who I would consider very reliable) who told me that Irwin had told him,

"An object landed nearby and that Houston had told them to go about (their) business and pretend that the object was not there."

Irwin said "the incident was Top Secret and that he would deny it if asked."

Irwin did put out a paper on the subject of UFOs called "UFOs, Fact or Fantasy." It was provided by Irwin's High Flight Foundation.

Source: The Presidents ufo website, Written by Grant Cameron, Thursday, 01 March 2012

Seperator

James Lovell

NASA astronaut and a retired Captain in the United States Navy, Gemini astronaut, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honour and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Photo of James Lovell

In December 1965, Gemini VII astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman also saw a UFO during their second orbit of their record-breaking 14 day flight. Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some distance from their capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he was seeing the final stage of their own Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that he could see the booster rocket all right, but that he could also see something completely different.

During James Lovell's flight on Gemini 7:

Lovell: BOGEY AT 10 O'CLOCK HIGH.

Capcom: This is Houston. Say again 7.

Lovell: SAID WE HAVE A BOGEY AT 10 O'CLOCK HIGH.

Capcom: Roger....
(at this point the live broadcast of the conversation is interrupted by Capcom)

Capcom: Gemini 7, is that the booster or is that an actual sighting?

Lovell: WE HAVE SEVERAL...ACTUAL SIGHTING.

Capcom: Estimated distance or size?

Lovell: WE ALSO HAVE THE BOOSTER IN SIGHT...

Source: During the flight of Apollo 8 on Dec. 1968 (Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, William A. Anders)


As the command module emerged from behind the moon, Lovell transmits:

"We have been informed that Santa Claus does exist!"

As this occurred on Christmas day 1968 it is deemed by many to have been Lovell's sense of humour for the kiddies watching the broadcast. Some speculate that it is the use of the code word originally employed by Walter Schirra on the Mercury 8 flight. On Christmas eve Borman and Lovell are reported to have seen a UFO. It is reported that an unidentified language was picked up on one of the NASA frequencies used during the mission.

Source:

Seperator

Scott Carpenter

Malcolm Scott Carpenter was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. Carpenter was the second American (after John Glenn) to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn.

Photo of Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter was an astronaut and flew different missions throughout his career and he was quoted saying:

"At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone, there was a constant surveillance by UFOs."

Also on the Mercury - Aurora 7 flight of May 24, 1962 he had taken a picture of a UFO but of course it became property of the US Government and disappeared never reaching the public.

In 1962, Scott Carpenter was saved by the Extraterrestrials. He said initially by radio:

"It is true, they exist. They are here, let Glenn know."

During the same flight, when he used manual control, he made an error of four hundred kilometres. With the radio off, It was believed he had disintegrated. When he finally landed on sea, and as the exit opened, he shouted:

"Who are you? Where do you come from?"

Then, returned at the base, he explained:

"The entry in the atmosphere was soft, I did not feel any heat. The capsule was surrounded by a green halation which flickered and which disappeared at the entry in the atmosphere."

Source:

Seperator

Maurice Chatelain

Former chief of NASA Communications Systems.

In 1979 the former chief of NASA Communications Systems Maurice Chatelain came clean and confirmed that Armstrong's and all other space exploration missions were followed by extraterrestrial beings most likely from our own solar system and that Armstrong had reported seeing two UFOs on the rim of a crater, The encounter was common knowledge in NASA, but nobody has talked about it until now.

Photo of Maurice Chatelain

"All Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin, flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence."

"I think that Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8 was the first of the astronauts to use the code name "Santa Claus" to indicate the presence of flying saucers next to space capsules. However, his announcements were barely noticed by the general public. It was a little different when James Lovell on board the Apollo 8 command module came out from behind the moon and said for everybody to hear: "PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS." Even though this happened on Christmas Day 1968, many people sensed a hidden meaning in those words."

Maurice Chatelain and Russian scientists say there are large geometric structures on the moon, as well as ruins. Russia's Luna 9 and the United States Orbiter 2 have photographed these structures. The U.S. photos were taken by Orbiter 2 in 1966 on November 20. The photos were of an area of the moon known as The Sea of Tranquility. NASA has classified hundreds of lunar photographs and has never released them, despite the fact that this action is illegal.

NASA may well be a civilian agency, but many of its programs are funded by the defence budget and most of the astronauts are subject to military security regulations. Apart from the fact that the National Security Agency screens all films and probably radio communications as well. We have the statements by Otto Binder, Dr. Garry Henderson and Maurice Chatelain that the astronauts were under strict orders not to discuss their sightings. And Gordon Cooper has testified to a United Nations committee that one of the astronauts actually witnessed a UFO on the ground. If there is no secrecy, why has this sighting not been made public?

Source:

Seperator

Charles J. Camarda

(Ph.D.) NASA Astronaut. flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114.

Photo of Charles J Camarda

"In my official status, I cannot comment on ET contact. However, personally, I can assure you, we are not alone!"

Source: YouTube.

Seperator

Lee Katchen

Former atmospheric physicist with NASA.

 
No Photo Available

"UFO sightings are now so common, the military doesn't have time to worry about them - so they screen them out. The major defence systems have UFO filters built into them, and when a UFO appears, they simply ignore it."

Source:

Seperator

Victor Afanasyev

Is a colonel in the Russian Air Force and a test cosmonaut of the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.

Photo of Victor Afanasyev

Commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979:

"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side. 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."

Source:

Seperator

Astronaut Dr. Brian O'leary

Former Princeton Physics Professor and NASA Astronaut.

Photo of Dr Brian O'Leary

"We have contact with alien cultures."

He said that, "Civilizations have long come to the earth, and that they use technologies that are based on consciousness. Their drive is based on toroids and rotating magnetic disks. The UFOs can locally manipulate time and space. This enables them to make their own anti-gravity propulsion and energy."

"A secret group within the U.S. government keeps the masses for nearly 50 years away at about UFOs and extraterrestrial contact. We have contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. This information is probably obscured by an elite group within the CIA, NSA and DIA. This small group knows well the secrets to keep. Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair are Childs play compared to this cosmic Watergate about UFOs, aliens, mind control, genetic engineering, free energy and antigravity."

Source: YouTube interview.

Seperator

Marina Popovich

Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer, and legendary Soviet test pilot who holds 107 aviation world records set on over 40 types of aircraft. She is one of the most famous pilots in Russian history, and one of the most important female pilots of all time.

Photo of Marina Popovich

"Soviet military and civilian pilots have confirmed 3000 UFO sightings and that the Soviet Air Force and KGB have fragments of five crashed UFOs. The crash sites were Tunguska (1908), Novosibirsk, Tallinn/Estonia, Ordzhonikidze/Caucasus, and Dalnegorsk (1986)."

"Soviet satellites have taken photographs of flying saucers."

"Soviet scientists have concluded that flying saucers have been around for as long as our planet has been in existence."

Popovich has seen photographs of alien/human hybrid children.

Source: Marina Popovich speaks about her experience with UFOs in her book titled UFO Glasnost (published in 2003 in Germany) and in public lectures and interviews.

Seperator

Major General Vladimir Kovalyonok

Russian Cosmonaut, He entered the Soviet space programme on July 5, 1967 and was commander of three missions. He retired from the cosmonaut team on June 23, 1984. From 1990 to 1992 he was a Director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).

Photo of Major General Vladimir Kovalyonok

Saljut VI Mission 1981.

"When I was working at the Salyut orbital station, I saw something strange in a porthole one day. The object was the size of a finger. I was surprised to see it was an orbiting object,"

The astronaut added he called his partner Viktor Savinykh to take a look at the unidentified object in space.

"Many cosmonauts have seen phenomena which are far beyond the experiences of earthmen. For ten years I never spoke on such things. The encounter you asked me about happened on May 5, 1981, at about 6 PM, during the Saljut Mission. At that time we were over the area of South Africa, moving towards the area of the Indian Ocean. I just made some gymnastic exercises, when I saw in front of me, through a porthole, an object which I could not explain. It is impossible to determine distances in Space. A small object can appear large and far away and the other way around. Sometimes a cloud of dust appears like a large object. Anyway, I saw this object and then something happened I could not explain, something impossible according to the laws of Physics. The object had this shape, elliptical, and flew with us. From a frontal view it looked like it would rotate in flight direction."

"It only flew straight, but then a kind of explosion happened, very beautiful to watch, of golden light. This was the first part. Then, one or two seconds later, a second explosion followed somewhere else and two spheres appeared, golden and very beautiful."

"After this explosion I just saw white smoke, then a cloud-like sphere. Before we entered the darkness, we flew through the terminator, the twilight-zone between day and night. We flew eastwards, and when we entered the darkness of the Earth shadow, I could not see them any longer. The two spheres never returned."

Vladimir Kovalenok said they had not managed to photograph the object.

Source: Press conference in Moscow.

Seperator

Cosmonaut Gennadij Strekhalov

An engineer, cosmonaut, and administrator at Russian aerospace firm RSC Energia. He flew into space five times and lived aboard the Salyut-6, Salyut-7, and Mir space stations, spending over 268 days in space. The catastrophic explosion of a Soyuz rocket in 1983 led to him being one of only two people to use a launch escape system. He was decorated twice as Hero of the Soviet Union.

Photo of Gennadij Strekhalov

MIR mission 1990.

"On the last two flights I saw something. During the flight of 1990, I called Gennadij Manakov,, our commander: Come to the porthole. Unfortunately, but this is typical, we did not manage to put a film in the camera quickly enough to film it. We looked on Newfoundland. The atmosphere was completely clear. And suddenly a kind of sphere appeared. I want to compare it with a Christmas tree decoration, beautiful, shiny, glittering. I saw it for ten seconds. The sphere appeared in the same way as it disappeared again. What it was, what size it had, I don't know. There was nothing I could compare it with. I was like struck by lightning by this phenomenon. It was a perfect sphere, glittering like a Christmas tree decoration. I reported to the Mission Control Centre, but I did not say that I have seen a UFO. I said I saw a kind of unusual phenomenon. I had to be careful with the choice of my words. I don't want someone to speculate too much or quote me wrong."

Source: During his lecture at the International UFO Congress in Laughlin/NV on March 6, 2002, Michael Hesemann presented filmed interviews with four Soviet Cosmonauts and four high-ranking Soviet Generals.

Seperator

John Glenn

Colonel, USMC, Ret. Is a former Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States senator. He was selected as one of the Mercury Seven group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space, Glenn received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Photo of John Glenn

"Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable when they asked us to say things we didn't want to say and deny other things. Some people asked, you know, were you alone out there? We never gave the real answer, and yet we see things out there, strange things, but we know what we saw out there. And we couldn't really say anything. The bosses were really afraid of this, they were afraid of the War of the Worlds type stuff, and about panic in the streets. So, we had to keep quiet. And now we only see these things in our nightmares or maybe in the movies, and some of them are pretty close to being the truth."

Source: Senator John Glenn from the NBC TV show "Frasier" (Comedy, or finally The Truth???)


What were the "fireflies" that John Glenn saw during the first orbital spaceflight for the US? Enjoy a new "you-were-there" look at the stories of early space exploration from the original NASA transcripts, but in a vastly improved format. A new website called Space log has put the transcripts in a searchable, linkable format. Space log is an open source venture making the transcripts more accessible to the public, and adding photos and timelines in with the text. Currently the Apollo 13 mission and Mercury Friendship 7 mission are available with more coming in the future. A linking feature allows users to Tweet and link to particular parts of the transcripts. As an open source project, Space log is also looking for help.

Below is the part of the Friendship 7 transcript where John Glenn describes small, mysteriously illuminated particles surrounding his capsule:

John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. I'll try to describe what I'm in here. I am in a big mass of some very small particles, that are brilliantly lit up like they're luminescent. I never saw anything like it. They round a little; they're coming by the capsule, and they look like little stars. A whole shower of them coming by.
00 01 15 57

John Glenn: They swirl around the capsule and go in front of the window and they're all brilliantly lighted. They probably average maybe 7 or 8 feet apart, but I can see them all down below me, also.
00 01 16 06

CAPCOM: Roger, Friendship Seven. Can you hear any impact with the capsule? Over.
00 01 16 10

John Glenn: Negative, negative. They're very slow; they're not going away from me more than maybe 3 or 4 miles per hour. They're going at the same speed I am approximately. They're only very slightly under my speed. Over.
00 01 16 33

John Glenn: They do, they do have a different motion, though, from me because they swirl around the capsule and then depart back the way I am looking.
00 01 16 46

John Glenn: Are you receiving? Over.

Source: Photo




Cigar shaped craft photographed by astronaut John Glenn on February 26, 1962.





Seperator

Albert M. Chop

Deputy public relations director, NASA, True Magazine. Known as "One of the Last Honest Men."

Photo of Albert M Chop

"I've been convinced for a long time that the flying saucers are interplanetary. We are being watched by beings from outer space".

Source: Unidentified Flying Objects is a 1956 semi-documentary about the development of the UFO phenomenon in the United States. Video clips from the documentary have often been used in other UFO documentaries and television episodes related to UFOs.

Seperator

Robert (Bob) Oeschler

NASA Mission Specialist, 1974-1977.

Photo of Robert Oeschler

"I am convinced, based upon my research and the individuals with whom I have had contact within the U.S. intelligence community that the U.S. government does indeed have craft that meets the description of many UFO reports."

Stated that he had seen craft flown by non humans. He said he had been within 200 feet of it.

"It was 30 foot diameter disc shaped craft it had a sort of a small dome around the centre portion. Err there was protruding flanges equidistant around the outer edge. The was some kind of apparatus hanging down at the bottom. It was floating above the ground probably around ten feet altitude. Tremendous amount of plasmatic light, it's a very bright white light, caused by interaction of a very high electrical voltage field around the disc. In fact I was able to learn that the reason they use a circular type of craft is in order to contain a high voltage field so you don't have a corona discharge. In ordinary power lines you may have seen these round spherical resistors they put on (capacitors) these power lines that's to avoid a discharge of electricity that might zap somebody driving by in a car."

Asked how he knew it was made here:

"Because I was told for one, plus I also interviewed an official of the Canadian government who was on board the craft and visited with the intelligences on board."

He also said that the CIA is involved in an indoctrination programme releasing to the public FAO "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" to accustom the public to the fact.

Source: BBC Radio 1 - DJ Nicky Campbell - Full interview at YouTube

Seperator

Dr Jerry Linenberger

M.D., M.S.S.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., is a retired Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps, and a former NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Mir.

Photo of Dr Jerry Linenberger

When on MIR Russian space station for five months doing various tasks and said that he had witnessed real UFOs several times on his short stay on the space station. In November, 2002 four years after being aboard the space station "I have been asked that question so many times. In five months in space, I have seen unidentified flying objects for sure."

"Sometimes I looked out of the window and I could see a metallic thing like a spoon flying methodically. The biggest problem in space is that it is very hard to judge distance. It could have been a spoon or a space ship thousands of miles away.

"Let me tell you one thing, I have never heard someone knock at the door and say - Hey Jerry let me in!"

Source: Said at the Bur Juman Retail Conference in the Emirate Towers Hotel in presence of journalists

Seperator

Walter Schirra

Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 to May 3, 2007), (Capt, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, United States first effort to put humans in space.

He flew the six-orbit, nine-hour Mercury-Atlas 8 mission on October 3, 1962, becoming the fifth American, and the ninth human, to ride a rocket into space. In the two-man Gemini program, he achieved the first space rendezvous, station-keeping his Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot (30 cm) of the sister Gemini 7 spacecraft in December 1965.

In October 1968, he commanded Apollo 7, an 11-day low Earth orbit shakedown test of the three-man Apollo Command/Service Module. He was the first person to go into space three times, and the only person to have flown in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, logging a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space. He retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Captain and from NASA after his Apollo flight, becoming a consultant to CBS News for its coverage of the subsequent Apollo flights. He joined Walter Cronkite as co-anchor for the seven Moon landing missions.

Photo of Walter Schirra

It is believed that Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8 was the first of the astronauts to use the code name "Santa Claus" to indicate the presence of flying saucers next to space capsules. However, his announcements were barely noticed by the general public.

"A smog-appearing layer was evident during the fourth pass while I was in drifting flight on the night side, almost at 32° south latitude. I would say that this layer represented about a quarter of the field of view out of the window and this surprised me. I thought I was looking at clouds all the time until I saw stars down at the bottom or underneath the glowing layer."

"Seeing the stars below the glowing layer was probably the biggest surprise I had during the flight. I expect that future flights may help to clarify the nature of this band of light, which appeared to be thicker than that reported by Scott Carpenter."

Source:

Seperator

Al Worden

Apollo 15 astronaut who later became a poet. In a lengthy interview in a documentary produced for the 20th anniversary of the landing on the Moon, Worden discussed his views that Earth was probably visited in the past by extraterrestrial explorers. He began by commenting on the well known "UFO interpretation" of the vision of the prophet Ezekiel in the Bible:

Photo of Al Worden

"I think we may be a combination of creatures that were living here on Earth some time in the past, and having a visitation, if you will, by creatures from somewhere else in the universe, and those two species getting together and having progeny. I am not at all convinced that we are not the result of that particular union some many thousands of years ago. If that is the case in fact, a very small group of explorers could land on a planet and create successors to themselves that would eventually take up the pursuit of, let's say, inhabiting the rest of the universe."

Source: Excerpts from his interview in the documentary "The Other Side of the Moon"e;, produced by Michael G. Lemle, and broadcast by PBS in July 1989.