Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell was the sixth human to walk on the Moon. Since then, he has become a leader in the UFO community, frequently stating that he is personally aware of many UFO encounters and subsequent cover-ups by governments, military leaders and others. In a new interview, Dr. Mitchell says aliens tried to disrupt atomic weapons testing after World War II to prevent the U.S. from starting a nuclear war with Russia.

My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.

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Edgar Mitchell on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission

That experience started with Mitchell spending most of his youth in Artesia, New Mexico, which is near both Roswell and White Sands, where the first nuclear test took place in 1945.

White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons - and that's what the extraterrestrials were interested in.

Mitchell says military officials stationed at White Sands during the test saw UFOs. They were also spotted frequently at other Air Force bases preparing for nuclear war. The officers told him the UFOs weren’t just there to observe.

I have spoken to many Air Force officers who worked at these silos during the Cold War. They told me UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles. Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft.

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Many missiles tested at White Sands are now on display there

The astronaut’s outspokenness about UFOs and aliens goes back to at least 1996 when he described in an interview his meetings with high level government officials from three countries who had alien contacts that were covered up. He later stated that the Roswell crash was a real UFO event and that the U.S. government did autopsies on alien bodies. Mitchell believes the UFO cover-ups are being done by the military, the government and the military-industrial complex.

As in the past, no one from the government will corroborate these new revelations by this Ph.D. from MIT who walked on the Moon.

It’s been 70 years since the only time atomic bombs were used during war. Has fear of world destruction kept humans from using them again? Or is Edgar Mitchell right about aliens keeping the peace?

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Who do you believe?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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