On September 14, 2011 NASA issued a mission statement that cast no doubt on where they had been in the past, and where they were going in the future—to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. It was big shoes to fill for a public that was clamoring for what lies beyond the humble abode of Earth.
NASA was “officially” established July 29, 1958, and was up and running by October of that same year. All along the agency had certain objectives in mind: to focus upon a better understanding of planet Earth (cause and effect); advancing heliophysics ( the study of the entire Sun and the space surrounding) to the next level; exploring celestial bodies throughout the solar system; and researching astrophysics topics (the physical behavior and interaction of celestial objects). Quite the undertaking!
There was work to be done—still is—and the think tank of qualified NASA researchers put their best foot forward. Then, there was the steady stream of affirmations of NASA astronauts…gibberish of unknown influences that shared our universe, and those constant pesky sightings of UFOs by the general public. What was NASA to do?
It was, and even today, a fine line to toe—divulge what they know to a public that might be inclined to panic in a rapid frenzy, or, ignore totally and go on with their daily lives in complete acceptance. There are those who will never place any faith in UFO sightings or any type of metaphysical experiences, regardless of the evidence. And there are those who will eagerly grasp any and every report as the gospel.
NASA is certainly in a precarious position.
Hollywood and their films of alien intrusion has certainly conditioned us to the possibilities. Yet, it would seem that humans in this day and age, as compared to those in the 40s and 50s, are made of firmer, if not self centered, stock. If NASA or the government suddenly revealed the existence of extraterrestrials, would we as a race become blithering imbeciles—shrieking, crying, praying, quitting our jobs and retreating to the mountains to keep a watchful vigil on the heavens? I think not. I believe we would accept, cope, and move on. It’s a factor of the hardened human condition.
We think of astronauts as credible folk—highly trained, highly observant and entirely rational. Their credibility is attributed to intensive training…a reflection of the high standards that is expected from their experience. But in reality, on the ground floor, they are just like you and I. The human factor does not change as a result of intellectual stimulus and constant scenario repetition. There is a sense of wonder in all of us, regardless of our training and stature in life.
Have astronauts been misquoted? Absolutely! Have their reports of oddities in space been distorted? Without a doubt! Is their reluctance to now speak out on UFOs a result of these factors or NASA instructions to keep quiet? I would suspect it is a combination of both. The free-ramblings of astronaut UFO encounters from the 60s, 70s, and even 80s are long gone. There are thoughts of pension and retirement boiling just beneath the surface. It’s a new, tighter NASA these days, and they certainly don’t want that kind of stimulation in their space program. They are moving onward!
The Moon debate, however, appears to keep bringing them one step back.
America’s jurisdiction of the Moon resulted from the numerous Apollo missions—geared from putting a man on the surface to a full lunar expedition. Then it all came to a halt when the program was terminated! Lunar exploration ceased. It was time to turn out the lights and close the door. Some would say we had accomplished our objective…but, had we really? Others claim something completely different.
It was a very curious turn of events. To strive through the glory years of space exploration and dominance, only to dismantle the program? Curiously enough, not even the Russian space program seemed interested in the Moon? Many UFO diehards claim NASA’s cessation was a result of alien activity and encounters on the lunar surface, and a strict ultimatum that we need to move on!
Various authors support this theory.
In Nigel Blundell’s book UFOs – Fact or Fiction he reiterates Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong’s purported encounters with UFO craft while on the lunar surface. They (aliens) were already there…we were the visitors.
The Canadian newspaper Midnight published an article in February of 1977 with photographs of alien excavation on the Moon. The article stated:
Alien beings have been discovered on the Moon say American scientists. We have learned that their machines and workings can be seen in official photographs from NASA.
…it was to avoid a confrontation with the Beings that the US government suspended its exploration program.
That’s the theory anyway. One must realize that Midnight is a supermarket tabloid, with a long steady stream of sensational topics in its history. It is a Canadian version of our National Enquirer, so must be taken with a grain of salt.
Author Arthur Shuttlewood states that…NASA is simply lying to the American people about UFOs in his book UFO, Magic in Motion.
Fred Steckling, author of We Discovered Alien Bases on the Moon II drew his information from individuals either working for, or linked with NASA. He claims:
There are buildings on the Moon. There is mining equipment on the Moon .NASA photos do exist which clearly shows both of these. Hundreds, but probably thousands of NASA photos have been tampered with. NASA screens all photos before release to the public.
NASA knew about alien activity on the Moon before Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins ever set foot on it. Edwin Aldrin at one point found evidence that we were not the first to arrive on the Moon.
There have been 22 deaths (many suicides) at JSC (Johnson Space Center). No astronaut who has seen AVs or ETs is allowed to talk about it, even amongst themselves. If they do and are caught they may be fined, publically humiliated, imprisoned, or have all pensions and future salaries taken away.
Author Frank Edwards accuses NASA of terminating radio voice links to astronauts in the past—their gentle fatherly way of keeping us safe and anxiety free. He alleges in his book Flying Saucers—Here and Now…Friends of mine who were present at the Space Center during this incident tell me that the voice of astronaut Young (John) was cut off the intercom for more than a minute as he began describing what he was watching. By the time he came back on the intercom he seemed to have been briefed, for that was when he “guessed” that he had only been seeing some satellite!
As cameras became a regular fixture aboard flight missions Edwards reasoned that this initated the infamous NASA 5 second tape delay, before eventually releasing the photos back to eager television networks. He stated: NASA seemed to be afraid that these foul talking astronauts might say a bad word …something like UFO perhaps?
Then there is the Hubble space telescope repair mission in 2009 that drew unforeseen ramifications, causing NASA’s collective head to spin like a child’s top on the rocky road of denial.
NASA UFO footage has surfaced in the public domain…most not available as of yet on the Internet. A sign of the times? A new, friendlier, more cooperative NASA gives the clamoring public a small nibble, but not a full bite. I would suspect, a new and improved (at least by appearances) NASA, with the earthly mission of garnering public support and as a consequence—funding.
Skeptics will argue that there is No NASA cover-up of secret photos or voice transcripts. They claim that everything is available for publication or inspection. No secrets here! And to that point of availability I would agree. Yet, reasoning would dictate that in the interest of public stress control, NASA retains the power to release only what it deems appropriate for our best interest. It’s the American way.
Objects in the NASA released films are consistently explained away as ice crystals, water droplets between the window panes or on the camera lens, satellites, or shooting stars. Does NASA watch its own films? It leaves one scratching their head when these objects negotiate sharp turns, appear and disappear, and weave in and out of formation while avoiding colliding with one another. Umm…water droplets? Then there is the Tether Incident, leaving NASA, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson,—shuddering like a hound dog passing a peach pit.
Many of the available film snippets are just a few seconds in length, and have no information on what missions you are watching or dates associated. It seems to be a half-hearted attempt by NASA to appease, but with no real substance.
In September of 2012, former Air Force colonel Charles Halt proclaimed the federal government was guilty of a UFO cover-up. He also boldly stated that there was a “secret” agency doing work on UFOs behind the scene. Colonel Hart firmly believes that UFOs are either extraterrestrial or extra dimensional in nature.
Folks, there is an agency, a very close-held, compartmentalized agency that’s been investigating this for years, and there’s a very active role played by many of our intelligence agencies that probably don’t even know the details of what happens once they collect the data and forward it. It’s kind of scary, isn’t it?
NASA has had to deal with stories and accusations from the public regarding the existence of UFOs almost from the beginning: some well grounded… others way out in left field. Prototype military aircraft, throughout the years have been mistaken for alien vehicles: the RQ-3 Darkstar, with a relatively short life span from the mid to late 1990s; the F-117A Nighthawk that had its run from 1983 to 2008; the B-2 Spirit, taking to flight in 1997 and continuing today. Advocates for the existence of extraterrestrial life come in all shapes and forms. There are those that take a rational controlled look, are objective, and let the evidence speak for itself; there are those that are firmly entrenched in a “conspiracy theory” mindset—proclaiming to anyone they can get to listen to them that stars and planets are the “mothership”, and are in the throes of a constant, jabbering paranoia. Then, there are many that lie somewhere in-between.
It’s a constant shuffling and re-grouping for NASA—to accommodate all of these groups, but at the same time, keeping their secrets well hidden. You do what you have to do in the matter of national security. If there is a need to steer the public in a different direction regarding the existence of UFOs—then so be it! It goes without speaking.
Further exploration of the solar system is on NASA’s plate for the future. There will be an increased focus upon the International Space Station, and also, according to NASA, the construction of craft that are “safe, more fuel efficient, quieter, and environmentally responsible.” And then there is the matter of putting the first man on Mars!
Will we continue to be watched as NASA takes us farther and deeper into space?