posted on May, 9 2013 @ 08:04 AM
Shortly it will be the fiftieth anniversary of Gordon Cooper's Mercury-9 spaceflight.
Cooper's flight marked the first unambiguous claim of a UFO sighting in space.
Cooper himself has subsequently denied it, but I'm still not satisfied we understand where the story CAME from.
My suspicion is that Clark McClelland, a technician at Cape Canaveral and a secret NICAP operative, sent the story to Keyhoe who released it in
I've asked Clark this, but he hasn't responded:
Quite an anniversary coming up in a few days. Since you told JFK about astronaut UFO encounters on Mercury flights, I'm assuming it was you who
informed Keyhoe about the UFO that Gordo saw on MA-9, the one NBC reported but was officially denied -- can you confirm that please, for the sake of
history? Frank Edwards is getting the credit for disclosing it, but he wouldn't have known anything if you hadn't passed the word from inside the
Cape, isn't that right?
I'm dismissing the story as a hoax, but then, I would. More to the point, how did the story start?