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Alien contacts were hushed up
Published: 24 July, 2008, 19:57
Aliens from outer space have contacted humans on many occasions, but each time it was covered up. Thatâ€™s according to Edgar Mitchell, who was on board the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon.
Mitchell, aged 77, told a radio interviewer that those who saw aliens described them as 'little people who look strange to usâ€™ and who conform to the big-eyes-and-head sci-fi image.
ETs must be friendly, he believes, because their technology surpasses that of Earth by leagues and should they be hostile 'we would be gone by now'.
â€œIt's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it,â€ Mitchell said.
NASA officials were quick to play down the comments. A spokesman said: â€œNASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover-up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe.â€
Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the Moon in 1971. Along with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, he holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes.