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Apollo 14 Moonwalker Claims Aliens Exist

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the truth-is-out-there dept.

Space 1268

An anonymous reader writes "Former NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell — a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission — has stunningly claimed aliens exist. And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions — but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades. Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.'"

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Space Madness! (5, Funny)

FatSean (18753) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320659)

I think he just had a case of the space madness.

Re:Space Madness! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320781)

yeah I agree

You coveteth my ice cream bar! (4, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320855)

You can't take it from me now! I've had this ice-cream bar since I was a CHILD! People...always trying to take it from me! Why won't they LEAVE ME ALOOOOOONNNNE?

Re:Space Madness! (5, Funny)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320963)

And how many times have YOU been in space? This guy has BEEN there. He knows the facts on the ground.

Re:Space Madness! (5, Insightful)

FlyingSquidStudios (1031284) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321077)

That's ridiculous. That's like saying an airline pilot knows about the latest top secret fighter plane designs. Personally, I find it a bit hard to believe that a civilization is smart enough to travel interstellar distances but too stupid to use basic camouflage.

Re:Space Madness! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321099)

And how many times have YOU been in space? This guy has BEEN there. He knows the facts on the ground.

Or, indeed, in the air.

Huh. (5, Funny)

AltGrendel (175092) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320667)

"little people who look strange to us."

Well, maybe we look strange to them, too. Ever think of that?

Re:Huh. (5, Funny)

ByOhTek (1181381) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320823)

Look strange?

Alien 1: They reproduce HOW?
Alien 2: *repeats explanation*
Alien 1: That's... Revolting!

Re:Huh. (5, Interesting)

FlyingSquidStudios (1031284) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321151)

I think you would greatly enjoy "They're Made out of Meat" by Terry Bisson.

http://www.setileague.org/articles/meat.htm

Re:Huh. (5, Funny)

Ngarrang (1023425) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320885)

"little people who look strange to us."

Well, maybe we look strange to them, too. Ever think of that?

Hush, you ugly bag of mostly water.

Re:Huh. (1)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320897)

FTA:

Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics claimed Roswell was real and similar alien visits continue to be investigated.

I'm going to get Mitchell's back on at least part of this.

Roswell is real. I had lunch there just a few weeks ago on my way to Carlsbad. Don't visit - Nothing to do, nothing to see, just a dirty little town in the New Mexico desert. Don't bother.

As for the rest of his claims, well it just makes me a little sad. When it's kids making these claims 'cuz they've sucked down too much reefer, this kind of thing is amusing. Not here - Just sad.

Re:Huh. (2, Informative)

robertjw (728654) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321047)

I'm going to get Mitchell's back on at least part of this.

Roswell is real. I had lunch there just a few weeks ago on my way to Carlsbad. Don't visit - Nothing to do, nothing to see, just a dirty little town in the New Mexico desert. Don't bother.

What? Did they close the UFO museum? And the Robert Goddard Museum? Those are two things to see.

Been a few years since I was down there, but I didn't really think it was a dirty town at all. Seemed kind of nice. Even had big aliens printed on the Walmart.

Re:Huh. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321097)

obviously. . . they have a fricken television show already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_People_Big_World

Re:Huh. (5, Insightful)

Svippy (876087) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321113)

You know what is confusing me about these aliens? Why do they always contact governments when they come to Earth so they can cover it up?

I can only applaud our governments, they are doing an excellent job. If they are capable of covering up moon hoaxes, 9/11 plans and aliens crash landing, I'd just wish they were able to do their job just as fine with, say, the war in Iraq?

This is what always gets me about these people, they talk as if the government is a body of competent people. Last time I checked, they aren't! Private corporations could run most countries better.

A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned.

Re:Huh. (1)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321139)

"little people who look strange to us."

Well, maybe we look strange to them, too. Ever think of that?

You be the judge... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_CAs3q7G48 [youtube.com]

Art Bell Guest Spot? (5, Funny)

Homer's Donuts (838704) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320671)

Will he be on Coast to Coast AM soon?

old news (5, Informative)

sohp (22984) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320679)

Dr. Mitchell has been saying this about aliens for many years now. He's always had a bit of a pseudo-scientific bent. During his Apollo 14 flight to the moon, he secretly conducted ESP experiments with friends back on Earth.

Re:old news (1)

spiffmastercow (1001386) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320817)

During his Apollo 14 flight to the moon, he secretly conducted ESP experiments with friends back on Earth.

And how did that go?

Re:old news (5, Funny)

Sen.NullProcPntr (855073) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321041)

During his Apollo 14 flight to the moon, he secretly conducted ESP experiments with friends back on Earth.

And how did that go?

Most likely no better than when the same experiments were conducted in the next room.

Re:old news (5, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321147)

How can you not know that? He transmitted the results all over the world via ESP! Didn't you get them?

Listen to the original (4, Informative)

Bananatree3 (872975) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320837)

radio interview [kerrangradio.co.uk]

Re:old news (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321061)

As I recall, there was nothing secret about those Apollo ESP experiments. They were widely reported at the time. I don't suppose NASA approved, but since he did the experiment [cabinetmagazine.org] on his personal time, there wasn't a lot they could do about it.

But yeah, Mitchell's weird beliefs are not exactly "shocking".

[citation needed] (1)

Bovius (1243040) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321071)

During his Apollo 14 flight to the moon, he secretly conducted ESP experiments with friends back on Earth.

I'm not saying I disagree, but it's this kind of discrediting statement that needs a source of information to go along with it. So here's a friendly [citation needed].

Where's the proof? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320681)

Okay, he's a respected individual, but where's his proof? I listened to the interview and he just says that yes it's true, but how are we to believe it without proof? How do we know he's not making it all up?

Call Homeland Security! (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320689)

Build a fence!

Moonwalker (4, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320703)

I've seen Moonwalker [imdb.com] and I would definitely agree with this notion.

Re:Moonwalker (1)

Missing_dc (1074809) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321029)

OMG, I followed that link and sat in shock and horror, thinking that for all these years, I thought the memories of that movie were a weird childhood nightmare.

He's got to be right (5, Insightful)

k_187 (61692) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320715)

If its as well covered up as he says it is, why did they let him talk? They're obviously allowing him to go public so he'll appear as a crackpot and give credibility to the opposing view.

Re:He's got to be right (4, Funny)

rocketman768 (838734) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320755)

Yeah, it's sad to see a hero go senile...But, I'm sure he has proof like a fuzzy picture of a distant light in the air or something.

Re:He's got to be right (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320875)

"...like a fuzzy picture of a distant light in the air or something."

Nope, that would him having a stroke.

Re:He's got to be right (1)

ByOhTek (1181381) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320943)

I don't stand one way or the other on the subject (Although, my suspicion is, if there are extraterrestrials, they are not anywhere near earth, or we'd know).

But if we assumed there were, and the government(s) were covering it up, they still wouldn't stop him.
  He has no solid proof. If they don't do anything, he just looks like a nutjob - who's going to belive one guy who probably had a lot of stress? If thay stop him, they lend his argument credibility.

Re:He's got to be right (0)

TehDuffman (987864) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320973)

The same reason they made all those pictures that prove the moon landing was a hoax... They want to get caught.

Pretty obvious if you ask me.

Re:He's got to be right (5, Funny)

Anonymous Monkey (795756) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321111)

Well oblivious they KNEW he would look like a crackpot so we would obviously not believe him. On the other hand they KNEW that we would think that we know they think he wants to look like a crackpot so we would obviously not believe NASA. However, we know that he has been on the moon, so he might have gone mad, so obviously we can not believe him. However knowing he has been on the moon means he was privy to a lot of highly classified information so we obviously can not believe NASA. However only a great fool believe in what has no proof so we can obviously not believe him. On the other hand NASA knows the slashdoters of the world are not great fools, and they were counting us not foolishly believing him, so we can obviously not believe them. INCONCEIVABLE!

Governement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320729)

If they have such big technology, how can our earthly governement cover them up? Unless they WANT our governement to do that!

Re:Governement (1)

Metasquares (555685) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320941)

Not just one government, mind you, but all of them - I doubt aliens care about our political boundaries.

Dementia (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320733)

Alzheimer's. No disrespect to someone who actually went to the Moon and all, but at 77, I better be seeing some solid proof of this. Otherwise... again, my respects and all but off to the old silly person's home with you. Sir.

Or an insider with knowledge you lack (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320775)

How the hell do you know which is the truth?

Re:Or an insider with knowledge you lack (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320939)

We don't. Just like we don't know if there was ever really a flying spaghetti monster.

Besides. Since when do Conspiracy Theorist care if somebody who is telling them something is an insider or not?

People who refuse to believe we landed on the moon refuse to listen to insiders. It doesn't matter how many facts or how much proof you heap upon them. They still don't believe.

Only when it works to their advantage do they "believe" what an insider has to say.

People who believe aliens have been to earth don't believe insiders when they say it didn't happen and they claim that the insiders are covering everything up but when one insider says it happened all the believers point to it as ultimate proof because it's from "an insider".

Give me a break.

They choose when to believe and when not to believe depending on what best supports their Theory.

It's like arguing with a Religious person.

Re:Or an insider with knowledge you lack (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321065)

He landed on the moon. He has actually been in space, unlike you or me. Further, he has been making these claims for decades. Now, he could be wrong - but your analysis is made of pure bias and no facts whatsoever. I'll take his direct claims - right or wrong - over your nonfactual bias any day. -M

Re:Or an insider with knowledge you lack (2, Insightful)

dedazo (737510) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321083)

Discard the most unlikely alternative and you'll always find yourself statistically closer to the most likely one.

Re:Dementia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320789)

To be fair, he's maintained this position for decades.

Re:Dementia (3, Insightful)

robertjw (728654) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321127)

Not to mention, I've met many people that believe weird things without being able to blame dementia/alzheimers/any diagnosed mental illness.

What Geek Wouldn't Love This To Be True? (1)

TheLazySci-FiAuthor (1089561) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320735)

But it goes without saying that all the same old 'god paradoxes' come to play here.

Re:What Geek Wouldn't Love This To Be True? (1)

localman (111171) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320867)

Why would any god paradox apply to aliens? Nobody said the aliens are all powerful, so the standard paradox doesn't apply [wikipedia.org] . I'd agree it's unlikely that aliens are visiting earth, but I don't see any reason to think it's impossible.

Cheers.

Just wanting attention (4, Funny)

InvisblePinkUnicorn (1126837) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320749)

He's just mad that only Buzz [csicop.org] gets any attention these days.

Eddie Izzard called it (1)

xpuppykickerx (1290760) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320753)

âoeHi, people on the moon. As you can see, the Sea of Tranquility here, thereâ(TM)s the mountains in the distance, thereâ(TM)s the earth! There, youâ(TM)re looking back up at yourselves there. Over to my right, I can see a fucking monster! Thereâ(TM)s a monster behind me! Ohhhh! Ohhh no, help! Ahhh! Get off my leg! Ohhhahhhhh!⦠Neeeahhhh!â Buzz Aldrin in a monster outfit: âoeOhhhhahhhh! Ohhhhahhhh!â Neil doing close-up with â" âoeHeâ(TM)s got me, Houston. The monsterâ(TM)s got me! He wants cash! Heâ(TM)s got my hand up behind my back. I think he knows jujitsu! He wants cash for the release of my life. Send a million to â" two million dollars, leave it in a bag by the Sea of Tranquility. I donâ(TM)t know, the North Shore! What the fuckinellâ¦â Oh, it would have worked, wouldnâ(TM)t it?

Re:Eddie Izzard called it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321005)

Eddie Izzard has too many bits in his characters. Yes, I mean that literally. Care to try it again in ASCII?

Re:Eddie Izzard called it (1)

PotatoFarmer (1250696) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321051)

Tangentially, I wonder what will happen first: we'll be contacted by our alien overlords, or Slashdot will start correctly supporting unicode.

The world may never know.

Re:Eddie Izzard called it (1)

xpuppykickerx (1290760) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321117)

Yeah i failed at that!

Pics or it didn't happen (4, Interesting)

BPPG (1181851) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320757)

What was his source? He doesn't claim to have seen them himself, or anything according to TFA.

Re:Pics or it didn't happen (1)

Loadmaster (720754) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320849)

From TFA:

"It'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."

So I assume he's "proof" is that he was briefed on their existence and visitation. FWIW.

Re:Pics or it didn't happen (1)

CFBMoo1 (157453) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320983)

I'm not sure Pic's would be good proof with things like Photoshop and Gimp these days.

Still I kind of agree with him that if Aliens did visit us already they are most likely way ahead of us and if they were really hostile we would have been dead long ago or noticed a large number of our population disappearing as "food". Although there is no "Here's Joe Alien from Bleenar."

You can't say he's totally wrong with proof either. For all we know they could be here and just watching pretending to be one of us till we come to our senses and progress as a society or just letting us ripen and fatten up enough.

Strange to us.... (5, Funny)

TypoNAM (695420) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320759)

'little people who look strange to us.'
Tom Cruise and the scientologists?

Re:Strange to us.... (5, Funny)

Floritard (1058660) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320891)

Clearwater, Fl here. Tom Cruise is an anomoly. The scariest part about regular scientologists is that they look just like us!

Re:Strange to us.... (1)

F34nor (321515) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320981)

Oh my god! You're crawlling with thetans! Somme body get an e-meter quick!!!

Re:Strange to us.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321093)

then how come when you drive through downtown they're so easy to pick out?

"During the three-day journey... (5, Informative)

cosmocain (1060326) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320761)

back to Earth aboard Apollo 14, Mitchell had an epiphany while looking down on the earth from space. "The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes ... The knowledge came to me directly," here [wikipedia.org]

Who would have thought that he'd go totally nuts one day.

Yet more proof... (1)

Rui del-Negro (531098) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320765)

Yet more proof that NASA skimped on the radiation shielding on those helmets.

It's statistically quite likely that alien life exists (especially for a broad enough definition of "life"). But the chances that it will be close enough to Earth to "visit us" or that it will look like "little men" is approximately zero.

Does anyone know if Dr. Edgar Mitchell has signed a book deal recently?

Re:Yet more proof... (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320947)

Sure, life exists elsewhere. Probably microbes of various sorts. Intelligent life on the other hand is probably unique to Earth, at least in this galaxy. Perhaps in other galaxies there is intelligent life, but that means very little to me considering we'll never meet.

Re:Yet more proof... (1)

HaeMaker (221642) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320979)

It's statistically quite likely that alien life exists (especially for a broad enough definition of "life"). But the chances that it will be close enough to Earth to "visit us" or that it will look like "little men" is approximately zero.

...based on our current level of technology and scientific understanding.

thetruthisoutthere (1)

joe_n_bloe (244407) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320777)

Or else when you're 77 it's time to give up the disco biscuits.

It's a conspiracy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320787)

Cool. A senile 77 year old fueling the imagination of a bunch of lunatics is just what we need.

Like he would know (0, Troll)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320793)

He's only ever "moonwalked" through a Nevada sound stage. Ain't not no aliens there.

Re:Like he would know (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320887)

Somebody mod parent offtopic or troll, please!

Re:Like he would know (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320987)

Absolutely. Of course, if you're going to fall into the NASA conspiracy you want to be true, shouldn't you at least acknowledge the NASA consipracy you don't want to be true? Maybe?

cover-up (3, Funny)

Lord Ender (156273) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320797)

To cover-up this conspiracy, the government will soon inject him with a secret drug to give him dementia. Those diabolical bastards... who stole my teeth??

The requisit... (5, Funny)

Deathdonut (604275) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320801)

little people who look strange to us.

I for one welcome our new Danny DeVito overlords.

fwup, fwup, fwup (1)

SerfsUp (839507) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320803)

...black helicopter lands on Dr. Mitchell's lawn...

I want to believe. (4, Funny)

rfernand79 (643913) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320811)

Seriously, I do.

Re:I want to believe. (1)

trongey (21550) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320927)

Me, too. But I know how this stuff works. There could be 800,000,000,000 of them on Earth, and none of them would ever pop over to visit either one of us.

I KNEW IT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320825)

'little people who look strange to us.'

I knew E.T. was an alien!

Documentary (5, Funny)

wile_e_wonka (934864) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320831)

In that case, I'll tell my wife that the new X-Files movie is a documentary.

I for one welcome our alien overlords (2, Funny)

solidex (246903) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320845)

I for one welcome our new overlords and wish to extend a heart-felt greeting to Lord Xenu!

BTW, anyone who tries to prove me wrong that aliens haven't visited us is *CLEARLY* part of a government cover up. You may have fooled the world into thinking that Australia exists but you can't fool the world into thinking that aliens haven't visited us!

More information (1)

Phat_Tony (661117) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320857)

And has he said whether or not he's one of them?

77? (2, Funny)

GofG (1288820) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320863)

He's 77. Obviously, he's senile.

Yes, There are aliens... (5, Funny)

Bullfish (858648) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320877)

And they are out there right now...

Mowing my lawn and trimming my hedge

Re:Yes, There are aliens... (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321019)

And they are out there right now...

Mowing my lawn and trimming my hedge

Do they look strange to you?

Hello !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320881)

Hello !! I'm one of the "little strange looking people" as you giants call them, and by sending this message to you, the first to ever officially post on a little "website" of yours !! Do carry on !!

Crackpottery abounds (5, Insightful)

snarfies (115214) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320893)

Tom Cruise worships L. Ron Hubbard.
Jim Carey think vaccinations give you autism.

Just because you're famous doesn't mean you can't be a total crackpot. Its too bad this time its somebody more science-related.

Re:Crackpottery abounds (4, Funny)

Floritard (1058660) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321039)

Somehow I think the psych evaluations for astronauts are somewhat more stringent than those for Hollywood actors. At least that's what movies about astronauts have taught me.

Doctorate of space aliens (1)

rumblin'rabbit (711865) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320931)

I was puzzled by this passage from the article:

Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics ...

How is Mitchell's education to the story? Do he take courses on the detection of space aliens?

Perhaps the point is that being smart doesn't stop you from being crazy.

Uh-hun (1)

Jedi Holocron (225191) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320959)

And Microsoft is going to a free open source OS.

Re:Uh-hun (1)

Lord Lode (1290856) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320989)

Yeah, it's called Singularity!

It's a plot... (0, Offtopic)

Horar (521864) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320961)

by the democrats to remind us all that even once great people can become senile in their 70's.

Their technology is more sophisticated! (1)

mlwmohawk (801821) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320969)

So while our web developers use mySQl, theirs use PostgreSQL!

I want... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24320977)

to believe...

that those aliens are masters in Beowulf Clusters.

It was only a matter of time (1)

darrenkopp (981266) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320985)

What do you think would happen to all the monkeys we shot up into space? Should have known they would find their way home eventually.

Life is out there (1)

caseih (160668) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320991)

Well of course there's life out there, and there's a high probability of intelligent life out there too. Whether or not green little men regularly visit us is another story. Yes, this guy does come across sounding like a nut.

Reminds me of Douglas Adams' HHGTG where Ford Prefect hitched a ride to earth with a teaser. What is a teaser, you ask? Well it's basically a rich kid with too much time on his hands so he visits under-developed planets and finds unsuspecting folks and dresses up in a green suit and makes beep beep noises at them. Then flies off, knowing no one will ever believe this poor person.

Just suppose it is true... (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 6 years ago | (#24320993)

It's a pretty scary thought, to me, that aliens would have the maturity to travel light years and light years and decide to work only with governments. Consider, if they really did come for the benefit of all, the governments of the planet would be helpless to stop them from doing their bidding. So that means that they're using the existing "upper management" to their own will. What would be the possible use of that considering how badly everything is managed?

It simply doesn't make any real sense.

Re:Just suppose it is true... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321095)

If the aliens were manipulating the politicians into doing their bidding, I think that that would make a lot of stuff make a lot more sense.

Why senile? (4, Insightful)

Narpak (961733) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321001)

Why does it seem so many assume that this is something he have started believing now at this late age; and that is it connected to dementia?

Edgar Mitchell have been involved with fringe science for a long time, and have made statements proclamation his belief in UFOs for a long time. It is his belief; if he seen something to make him believe this I do not know. But to say that this is simply old age and senility is unkind and inaccurate.

Conspiracy Theories (5, Insightful)

aaronfaby (741318) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321003)

I find it impossible to believe that the government is capable of keeping conspiracies secret. They couldn't keep 5 guys breaking into the DNC office a secret (Watergate), but somehow they can orchestrate an elaborate conspiracy involving thousands of people over the course of 6 decades and not a single shred of credible evidence has been leaked. I'm sorry but deathbed confessions don't count.

Re:Conspiracy Theories (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24321131)

also... why would they only visit the U.S and so why would this only be something that the U.S government needs to cover up? ... there are other countries besides the U.S. you know.

Drugs (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321037)

Kids, this is your brain on drugs.

Pffffft (4, Funny)

Born2bwire (977760) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321063)

How can anyone seriously believe this guy? First he claims that we've walked on the moon and now he's saying that aliens exist.

Back in the good old days (5, Interesting)

farbles (672915) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321075)

Back in the good old days people who leaked a big conspiracy disappeared. Ever since the first Kennedy assassination, the Powers That Be have discovered that the best way to deal with leaks is to just have more and more leaks and bury the truth in a million similar sounding lies.

Suppose Mitchell's right and there really is a big alien contact conspiracy that's being covered up? We've all seen so many photos of streetlights coming from crazy/misguided people that the best policy from the conspiracy's point of view would be to let him yammer on and throw out a lot of phony alien contact crap. They don't have to discredit him, we'd all do that for them.

All they need to do is keep him from getting at any legit relics storage so he can't go public with an alien tricorder or something that people can verify as ET in origin and the world will just think he's a loon.

That's the trouble with real earth-shaking truth, it sounds almost indistinguishable from lunacy. You gotta wonder if there is a percentage of our locked-away crazies who are telling us the truth and we're just too thick to see it.

Why would E.T. visit our backwards little planet? (4, Funny)

mmell (832646) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321101)

Unless they had the interstellar equivalent of a flat tire, why would they stop here? Certainly not to learn anything from us - about us, perhaps; but any race capable of overcoming the obstacle that is interstellar space would hardly be interested in our coal/oil/uranium fired technologies. Not to learn from our social development (unless it's from morbid curiosity, to see why we haven't wiped ourselves out yet). No, if E.T. ever shows up, it'll be like when the US fleet showed up at all those little islands in the Pacific - and we'll do little better than the Polynesians did in that encounter. I therefore consider it our patriotic duty if any extraterrestials are found here on earth to kill them and eat them. This will not only serve to discourage them from messing with us but could alleviate starvation in certain third-world countries, and might very well prove to be tasty!

Count on something less like Star Drek, Nth Contact and more like ID4, except for the part at the end where we survived (I doubt they would be running Windows on the mothership). I just don't see their presence staying secret for long.

As for Doctor Mitchell, I recommend adjusting the dosage on his meds.

Why Do You All Doubt So Much? (1, Insightful)

andb52 (854780) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321121)

Is it truly so remarkable a concept that there is alien life? And, would this man not be in a position to perhaps know the truth? Why do so many of you dismiss him so quickly? There have been so many "close encounters" and the like in the last several decades to certainly make me a believer.

Last vestige of American credibility... (2, Interesting)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321133)

...just went right down the toilet.

Oh well.

what to do? (5, Funny)

mattwarden (699984) | more than 6 years ago | (#24321153)

I am so conflicted. In order to believe this support for one of my favorite conspiracy theories, I have to accept that this guy is credible. In order to accept he is credible, I have to ignore one of my other favorite conspiracy theories about the moon landing. Maybe this situation is presented to me as a test to see whether my brain is harvestable.

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