I posted this on another forum (mostly debunkers.) It would be interesting to read peoples take here.
"It's hard for me to believe, but I think it's true that my first visit here was a very long time ago, in the early 1960s, when I was a congressman
and serving on the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, and came here with Wernher von Braun." -- Donald Rumsfeld at the Seventh Annual Space
and Missile Defense Conference.
Symposium On Unidentified Flying Objects, U.S. House of representatives, Committee on Science and Astronautics July 29, 1968.
Members of the Committee on Science and Astronautics: "Donald Rumsfeld, Illinois"
"we cannot take credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been helped." When asked by whom, he replied, "the
peoples of other worlds." (26)
(26) Collyns, Robin, 'Did Spacemen Colonise the Earth? p. 236, Pelham Books, London 1974
"[UFOs] are conceived and directed by intelligent beings of a very high order, and they are propelled by distorting the gravitational field,
converting gravity into useable energy.
There is no doubt in my mind that these objects are interplanetary craft of some sort. I and my colleagues are confident that they do not originate in
our solar system.."
Wernher von Braun:
Von Braun commented, "We find ourselves faced by powers, which are far stronger than we had hitherto assumed, and whose base is at present unknown to
us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in entering into closer contact with those powers, and in six or nine months it may be possible
to speak with some precision on the matter." (27)
(27) 'News Europa' Jan 1959
Wernher von Braun at Roswell By Clark C. McClelland:
Dr. von Braun explained how he and his (unnamed, for now) associates had been taken to the crash site after most of the military were pulled back.
They did a quick analysis of what they found. He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on earth. He said it seemed to
be created from something biological, like skin. I was lost as to what he indicated, other than thinking perhaps the craft was "alive." The
recovered bodies were temporarily being kept in a nearby medical tent. They were small, very frail and had large heads. Their eyes were large. Their
skin was grayish and reptilian in texture. He said it looked similar to the skin texture of rattle snakes he'd seen several times at White Sands. His
inspection of the debris had even him puzzled: very thin, aluminum colored, like silvery chewing gum wrappers. Very light and extremely strong. The
interior of the craft was nearly bare of equipment, as if the creatures and craft were part of a single unit.
"Wernher Von Braun knew about the extraterrestrial issue." -- Dr. Carol Rosin spokesperson for Wernher Von Braun last years of his life.