I’ve always been surprised that more astronauts haven't gone bat shit crazy after they get back on earth and they’re left to sit in their living rooms thinking about the sights they saw in space. Well luckily Edgar Mitchell who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission is taking enough crazy pills to keep the entire NASA program hopped up.
On Monday while speaking at the fifth annual X-Conference Mitchell alluded to the fact that not only does extraterrestrial life exist, but the government is well aware of it. The conference is a yearly meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms. The after parties must be nuts.
Sounds like the beginning of a Styx song.
Strangely enough Mitchell confirmation of alien life doesn’t come from his trip to the moon but from his hometown. He grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, site of probably the most widely known alien encounter in America. According to him residents of the town were told to keep there experience hush hush by military authorities.
It gets better! About 10 years ago Mitchell claims to have actually had a meeting at the Pentagon where he worked with an unnamed member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Together the pair planned to uncover the truth! Like a real life Scully and Mulder except no one would ever want to make out with either one of them. Of course now this unnamed person denies the story.
Stephen Bassett, head of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG), which hosted the X-Conference has this to say.
I’m not going to lie, I don’t understand 75% of the words in that statement but just to be safe I’m going to sleep with an tin-foil hat on tonight.