I can also recall him saying somewhere that he'd highlighted the 'monolith' to encourage people's interest in space exploration and maybe attract
investment. He doesn't and didn't make any personal claims as to what the 'monolith' was or is.
Furthermore, he's never really been a proponent of UFOs or ideas of visiting aliens. When he speaks of those subjects it's an outcome of direct
questioning or he's looking to promote something like exploration or TV series. The man's a scientist and believes we should be exploring our local
space. If he needs to talk it up by adding razzle-dazzle and mystery structures...so be it.
He's 84, so he probably is saying it literally. I would urge everyone who loves space and has the interest to at least call him up, talk to him, or
attend one of his presentations. He and Armstrong were the first humans to walk on the moon, and if you have any sense of history, touchstone with
Aldrin. It will be something to tell your children.
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