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Originally posted by alyosha1981
Maybe old news to some but here goes for those new or not aware of this interview, it is astronaut Gordon Cooper speaking of his experience and witness of an unidentified flying object actually landing at Edwards airforce base. Here you go enjoy!
[edit on 18-4-2009 by alyosha1981]
McDivitt has publicly denied having seen an alien craft and states that the released picture was not the object that he saw. The released picture was a light reflection off the copilot's window. McDivitt believes that what he saw was a manmade satellite which was probably not acknowledged for defense security reasons. Unlike many of the astronauts McDivitt has been willing to speak about his incident with the public and press.
Unlike many of the astronauts McDivitt has been willing to speak about his incident with the public and press.
As to the accuracy of the rest of Cooper's recollection of the "Edwards UFO", eyewitness Gettys had this to say in 1982: "I am amazed that Gordon Cooper said the object landed -- as far as I know, he never even saw it.... His story sounds kind of funny to me." And Gettys -- who still does not believe the '"weather balloon" explanation -- was there; Cooper, contrary to legend, played no role at all.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by alyosha1981
Gettys was on the film crew. He still believes he filmed a UFO.
No, Cooper is not lying. He does not say he was there. He says, "as they were sitting there filming...a saucer came flying over their heads...they picked up their cameras." He does not say "we", he does not say "us", he says they. He was not there.
[edit on 4/19/2009 by Phage]
The incident took place in the late 1950s, either 1957 or 1958 - as Cooper can best recall; and to this day, the photographic evidence of an actual UFO touching down upon the Earth is being kept under wraps. During this period, Cooper was a Project Manager at Edwards Air Force Base, just three or four years before entering America's space program. After lunch this particular day, Cooper had assigned a team of photographers to an area of the vast dry lake beds near Edwards. In a taped interview with UFOlogist Lee Spiegel, the former Astronaut disclosed that while the crew was out there, they spotted a strange-looking craft above the lake bed, and they began taking films of it. Cooper says the object was very definitely "hovering above the ground. And then it slowly came down and sat on the lake bed for a few minutes." All during this time the motion picture cameras were filming away. "There were varied estimates by the cameramen on what the actual size of the object was," Cooper confesses, "but they all agreed that it was at least the size of a vehicle that would carry normal-sized people in it." Col. Cooper was not fortunate enough to be outside at the time of this incredible encounter, but he did see the films as soon as they were rushed through the development process. "It was a typical circular-shaped UFO," he recollects. "Not too many people saw it, because it took off at quite a sharp angle and just climbed straight on out of sight!" ...
Originally posted by alyosha1981
reply to post by Phage
Could be a dose of disinfo by Getty's in attempt to discredit the story, does Cooper actually say he was not there? and what would Cooper have to gain from lieing if in fact he is?
Originally posted by Graphix10
I believe Cooper was present, but he was not 'filming'. When he says "they", he means specifically the film crew.