Charlie Duke, Astronaut
on Apollo 16
Similarly Charlie Duke, one of the Apollo 16 astronauts, did
not make reference to any strange phenomena. Duke landed the lunar module
‘Orion’ on the moon’s surface on 20th April 1972. As the tenth man to
walk on the moon, Duke has since become absorbed by religion.
He claims he woke up one evening and felt a strong presence in
Duke stated "I felt a hand on my shoulder pulling me out of
bed. I got up and knelt down, and my hands went up to
surrender to God. The Lord Jesus exploded into my life." Duke
went on to work as a full time evangelist, fundamentalist
minister and faith healer. He ceased believing in evolution,
having convinced himself that the Earth was created in six
John Glenn, the first US Astronaut in Space
John Glenn was the first American in Space, flying on the
Mercury 6 mission. A Bachelor of Science in engineering from Muskingum College,
Glenn has also recently earned the distinction of being the oldest man in space. As noted in an earlier chapter, when on the Mercury 6 mission
Glenn witnessed thousands of greenish-yellow "fireflies." He is on record as
stating he believed "certain reports of flying saucers to be legitimate."
Eugene Cernan, Commander
Apollo 17 Mission
Eugene Cernan, the
commander of the Apollo 17 mission was asked at a Los Angeles press conference
on 4th January 1973 if he believed UFOs were real.
He replied, "I’m one of those guys who has never seen a UFO.
But I’ve been asked and I’ve said publicly I thought they were somebody else,
some other civilisation (7)." Check out his actual reply; "I’m one
of those guys who has never seen a UFO."
He appears to be suggesting, that whilst he hasn’t seen a UFO, other astronauts
Scott Carpenter, Mercury
Scott Carpenter, a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical
engineering from the University of Colorado flew on the Mercury 7 mission of
24th May 1962. He is reported as stating "At no time, when the astronauts were
in space, were they alone; there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.
Brian O’Leary, former Astronaut
Brian O’Leary Ph.D., is a former Apollo scientist-astronaut
and Princeton University Physics Department Faculty Member. On 18th
September 1994, he made the following declaration at the International Forum on
New Science in Fort Collins, Colorado. "For nearly 50 years, the secrecy
apparatus within the United States Government has kept from the public UFO and
alien contact information." He confirmed "we have contact with alien cultures…" O’Leary
believes "the suppression of UFO and other extraterrestrial intelligence
information for at least 47 years is probably being orchestrated by an elite
band of men in the CIA, NSA, DIA and their like. This small group appears to
keep these already-hard-to-believe secrets very well… Those who have
investigated this hydra-headed beast believe that the Cosmic Watergate of UFO,
alien, mind-control, genetic engineering, free-energy, anti-gravity propulsion
and other secrets will make Watergate or Irangate appear to be kindergarten
exercises." O’Leary has also stated on record, "What I do know from my own
experience, and from scientific investigations and experiments is that UFO
phenomena and a range of other events are part of our reality as incredible as
they may seem."
Professor Jesco Freiherr von Puttkamer, former senior Staff
Office of Advanced Programmes of Space Flight, NASA.
When asked, "what is the official opinion of UFOs?
accept the idea that UFOs exist?" replied, "No doubt. No doubt." (8) He did not however, believe that UFOs were of extraterrestrial
General Lionel M
Chassin, Commanding General of the French Air Forces and General Air Defence
Co-ordinator of the Allied Forces of NATO.
"The number of thoughtful, intelligent,
educated people in full possession of their faculties who have ‘seen something’
and described it, grows every day … We can … say categorically that mysterious
objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky that surrounds