Astronaut Reports Alien Visits
Apollo Moon walker Mitchell says US covered up close encounters
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 3:44 AM CDT
Students observe the command module of Apollo 14 at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla. Crew member Edgar Mitchell says aliens have visited the Earth.    (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)
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(Newser) – Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission, says aliens have visited Earth but the information has been covered up by the government. The 77-year-old astronaut told a radio interviewer he was "privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited," reports the Daily Telegraph.

"Yes—we have been visited," he said. "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. It's been happening quite a bit."  NASA had this to say to the Telegraph: "Dr. Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue."