posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:22 PM
Excellent thread and one that needs to be rolled out regularly
I've been reading about astronaut sightings for years and read most of the links
in the thread many times. The Internet is awash with accounts, 'transcripts' and recollections by people who knew astronauts.
On the surface, it creates a compelling picture that our immediate environment is busy with visiting ET. Maybe it is? My imagination easily accepts
the concept of explorers studying our solar system. It can also stretch to long term 'field studies' that encompass millenia. Ancient lunar bases?
Great. If a disclosure occurred tomorrow that explained such things as fact, it wouldn't be a challenge to accept the facts. If I lost any sleep, it
would be through excitement alone
Despite this, references to UFOs and the implication that there is some remnant technology on the moon, alongside 'high water marks' and current
alien presence is unsubstantiated. Musgrave, Aldrin, Armstrong, Mitchell and other astronauts haven't offered definitive statements that they
witnessed alien tech in space. Cooper and Mitchell have referred to conversations and third hand accounts.
Musgrave is often cited as claiming ET are teeming in space, but in context he is less controversial...
You see satellites. I've seen Mir go by within 28 miles; other satellites and you don't know what they are, but maybe just space debris. All
kinds of debris come off space ships, especially at the back end after the main engines shut down and you open the doors: ice chips, oxygen or
hydrogen, stuff dumped from the engines. On two flights I've seen and photographed what I call "the snake," like a seven-foot eel swimming out
there. It may be an uncritical rubber seal from the main engines. In zero g it's totally free to maneuver, and it has its own internal waves like
it's swimming. All this debris is white, reflecting sunlight, or you don't see it. Cruising along with you at your velocity, it's still got its own
rotation. At zero g, things have an incredible freedom. It's an extraordinary ballet.
Out of context, Musgrave is describing a "...a seven-foot eel swimming out there...it has it's own internal waves like it's swimming..."
It's easy to accept the idea of ETs throughout our solar system, but these transcripts don't represent evidence. They remain hearsay and conflicting
Over 500 men and women have spent around 90+ years in space. If they only knew 20 family and friends we're looking at 10, 000 people they could have
shared the knowledge of aliens with. Add to that small figure the sum total of people that have worked for various international space agencies since
the 'Space Race' began. Add the families and friends again. We're looking at a modest figure of tens of thousands of people since the mid-60s.
That's a lot of people keeping a secret