UFOs and Astronauts

by Charles Lear

From the very beginning of the U.S. space program, astronauts have reportedly seen UFOs.  For those who subscribe to the extraterrestrial hypothesis, it makes sense that space faring beings from other planets would take an interest.  But, whatever they are, astronauts have not only reported seeing UFOs, but some, most notably Gordon Cooper and Dr. Edgar Mitchell, have gone so far as to publicly advocate for disclosure and an end to secrecy regarding the subject.

Gordon Cooper described having encounters with UFOs as an Air Force pilot prior to his involvement in the space program.  In his 2000 memoir, “Leap of Faith: An Astronaut’s Journey Into the Unknown”, Gordon wrote that he chased saucer-shaped craft over Germany in the 1950’s, where he was stationed, and that objects that were faster than known man made machines flew over the base daily.  He also made mention of being given film in 1957 of a saucer that landed at Edwards Air Force Base which he sent off to the Pentagon and never saw again.  In contrast, he claimed that neither he nor any other astronauts had seen UFOs while in space and refutes the report that he saw a green glowing object approach his craft during his final orbit in May 1963 aboard Mercury Faith 7 while over Australia.  Cooper made a similar claim in a March 1980 interview in Omni conducted by long time UFO researcher Lee Spiegel.  In that interview Cooper stated that, of all the astronauts involved in the space program only James McDivitt “might” have seen a UFO.  He also remarked that allegations of astronaut UFO sightings “got so bad that there were deliberately falsified tapes of communications with the astronauts, where UFO material was simply edited in.”  A review of claims of astronaut encounters and statements finds that there is, indeed, a lot of poorly supported information out there.

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327. Ray Stanford, Ancient UFOs & Dinosaurs

BONUS FULL SHOW: Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, guest Ray Stanford studied UFOs for decades, including scientifically with cameras and instruments. However, he does not focus just on what his instruments have revealed in looking up, but, instead, upon what he has learned by looking down at the earth, such as ancient disc shaped objects, also Ray is known internationally for his dinosaur tracks discovered at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Subscribe to our full two-hour shows for two dollars per month or more. 

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Did a Hacker See UFOs Before NASA Edited Them Out?

By Martin Willis

meYou may remember Gary McKinnon’s ten-year battle, fighting extradition to the US.  For about 2 years prior to him being caught, he was hacking into US government computer databases such as, the Pentagon’s, the Military and NASA.

McKinnon claims he viewed a cigar-shaped UFO over a hemisphere and was attempting to screen capture it while he was rumbled.

McKinnon is not alone as many speculators or conspiracy theorists, if you will have claimed that some compartmentalized part of NASA is aware that we are being visited and digitally edit out any UFOs that happen to show up on film.

There is good reason for this quandary as what started McKinnon’s quest was back in 2000 a whistleblower, and former NASA contractor, Donna Hare claimed that the agency’s staff at Building Eight of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston was editing out UFOs from satellite images before they were released.

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NASA Releases New Video Of Pluto, High Resolution

The best photos from the New Horizons spacecraft that buzzed Pluto earlier this year are now making their way back to Earth, providing resolutions of less than 100 yards per pixel.

NASA also released a video compiled from the sharpest views of Pluto seen so far from New Horizons during its July 14 flyby, offering a panning view of a 50-mile-wide strip on a world 3 billion miles from Earth. READ MORE>>

BLOG: Ancient Aliens, NASA Edition?

Ancient Aliens Image Finalby Michael Lauck

After being mentioned in a recent episode of Hangar 18, a nearly decade old 14 page paper written by Dr Richard Stothers has been getting quite a bit of attention in certain UFO circles. Dr. Stothers worked at NASA’s Goddard Institute and his paper Unidentified Flying Objects In Classical Antiquity is being implied to be a NASA release and has been described as “in-depth study by the Epoch Times (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/703237-nasa-reports-on-credible-ufo-sightings-in-ancient-times/). Unfortunately, it is actually neither.  Read more

Blog: Today is Hubble Space Telescope & Socorro Incident Anniversary

by Martin Willis


Although one has little to do with the other, we are celebrating two anniversaries today.

Socorro’s 51st

It’s the 51st anniversary of the Socorro incident with Lonnie Zamora, and our last guest Ray Stanford spoke about this in our podcast the other day. I believe this particular case will go down in history as one that is very credible, as it was very well documented at the time by Ray himself and others. Read more here. 

Hubble’s 25th

It’s the 25th anniversary of the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. With all of all the thousands of images that this orbiting telescope has brought to us, it’s one of the most important pieces of hardware we’ve ever created as far as space exploration is concerned. Read more