posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 07:00 AM
reply to post by JimOberg
You are pretty good, although your comment about my "intellectual ghetto" was a little insulting. Nonetheless, I have thick skin, so lets dive in a
Here are another list of astronauts, many of them early astronauts, who have discussed their sightings. More on why that might be at the end
Donald Slayton, a Mercury astronaut, revealed in an interview he had seen UFOs in 1951: "I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted
this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly
that high." As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, grey and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it
didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me - and
there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled
about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared."
On May 11, 1962 NASA pilot Joseph Walker said that one of his tasks was to detect UFOs during his X-15 flights. He had filmed five or six UFOs during
his record breaking fifty-mile-high flight in April, 1962. It was the second time he had filmed UFOs in flight. During a lecture at the Second
National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle, Washigton he said: "I don't feel like speculating about them. All I know is
what appeared on the film which was developed after the flight." - Joseph Walker To date none of those films has been released to the public for
James Lovell and Frank Borman
In December 1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman also saw a UFO during their second orbit of their record-breaking 14 day flight.
Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some distance from their capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he was seeing
the final stage of their own Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that he could see the booster rocket all right, but that he could also see
something completely different.
Robert White On July 17, 1962 Major Robert White reported a UFO during his fifty-eight-mile high flight of an X-15. Major White reported: "I have no
idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thrity to forty feet away." Then according to a Time Magazine article, Major White exclaimed
over the radio: "There ARE things out there! There absolutely is!"
Lastly, it is interesting that as the years go on, fewer astronauts have spoken about their sightings. Either "they" were here and left and/or they
were bored with our "kindergarten science", or PERHAPS (I am speculating here) they did a better job with NDA clauses in the Apollo program.
I don't think that my belief in "real" UFOs" alien visitation puts me in an "intellectual ghetto". In fact, I think that it is you that is
missing something important here with your over-the-top denial of something very real. I understand those that don't explore this subject, but how
you can review all of this type of evidence, and still deny its reality is lost on me.