Astronaut UFO Sightings Quotes and Encounters

Since the beginning man has wondered if we were alone in the universe. There have been many different forms of proof throughout time from ancient UFO paintings of long ago, to pictures of unidentified flying objects overhead, to thousands of eye witnesses, but none are as substantial as the great scientists that we have put into space ourself to see with their own eyes ears and instruments.

Unfortunately, even though NASA is a public program for the people most of its funding comes from the Defense budget turning these great minds into political slaves. They must be sworn to secrecy under severe penalties and serve their country keeping their astonishing knowledge confidential until the time is right.

These are the accounts, statements, and quotes of these great men and what they witnessed in space, on earth, and in their laboratories. The undeniable proof that aliens are real and are watching us.

Apollo 12 Audio

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

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On the day of the historic moon landing of Apollo 11 on July 21 1969 it became quite clear to NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin that there were other space craft and beings on and around the moon with them. One of the astronauts talked about seeing a light in a crater during the television transmission with a request to mission control about what to do next and that's when the broadcast blanked out for an almost two minutes. Fortunately, there were private ham radio operators with VHF capabilities that caught the following private transmission between Houston and Apollo 11 according to former NASA employee Otto Binder. Here's an excerpt of the transmission:

NASA: What's there?
Mission Control calling Apollo 11...

Apollo11: These "Babies" are huge, Sir! Enormous!
OH MY GOD! You wouldn't believe it!
I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there,
Lined up on the far side of the crater edge!
They're on the Moon watching us!

Another transcript from author Sam Pepper who said he got the transcript from "a leak close to the top" that can't be verified reads as follows:

Moon: Those are giant things. No, no, no - this is not an optical illusion. No one is going to believe this !

Houston: What ... what ... what ? What the h--- is happening ? What's wrong with you ?

Moon: They're here under the surface.

Houston: What's there ? (muffled noise) Emission interrupted; interference control calling 'Apollo 11'

Moon: We saw some visitors. They were here for a while, observing the instruments

Houston: Repeat your last information !

Moon: I say that there were other spaceships. They're lined up in the other side of the crater !

Houston: Repeat, repeat !

Moon: Let us sound this orbita ... in 625 to 5 ... Automatic relay connected ... My hands are shaking so badly I can't do anything. Film it ? G--, if these d--ned cameras have picked up anything - what then ?

Houston: Have you picked up anything ?

Moon: I didn't have any film at hand. Three shots of the saucers or whatever they were that were ruining the film

Houston: Control, control here. Are you on your way ? What is the uproar with the UFOs over ?

Moon: They've landed here. There they are and they're watching us

Houston: The mirrors, the mirrors - have you set them up ?

Moon: Yes, they're in the right place. But whoever made those spaceships surely can come tomorrow and remove them. Over and out.

Also during an interview between an anonymous professor and Neil Armstrong Neil admitted that there were other beings out there with them.

Professor: What REALLY happened out there with Apollo 11?

Armstrong: It was incredible, of course we had always known
there was a possibility, the fact is, we were
warned off! (by the Aliens). There was never any
question then of a space station or a moon city.

Professor: How do you mean "warned off"?

Armstrong: I can't go into details, except to say that their
ships were far superior to ours both in size and
technology - Boy, were they big! and menacing!
No, there is no question of a space station.

Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11?

Armstrong: Naturally - NASA was committed at that time, and
couldn't risk panic on Earth. But it really was a
quick scoop and back again.

According to Dr. Vladimir Azhazha: "Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large, mysterious objects were watching them after having landed near the moon module. However, this message was never heard by the public - because NASA censored it."

According to Dr. Aleksandr Kasantsev, Buzz Aldrin took color movie film of the UFOs from inside the module, and continued filming them after he and Armstrong went outside. Armstrong confirmed that the story was true, but refused to go into further detail, beyond admitting that the CIA was behind the cover-up.

Maurice Chatelain


In 1979 the former chief of NASA Communications Systems Maurice Chatelain came clean and confirmed that Armstrong's and all other space exploration missions were followed by extraterrestrial beings most likely from our own solar system and that Armstrong had reported seeing two UFOs on the rim of a crater.

"The encounter was common knowledge in NASA, but nobody has talked about it until now."

"...all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin, flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence."

"I think that Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8 was the first of the astronauts to use the code name 'Santa Claus' to indicate the presence of flying saucers next to space capsules. However, his announcements were barely noticed by the general public. It was a little different when James Lovell on board the Apollo 8 command module came out from behind the moon and said for everybody to hear: 'PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS.' Even though this happened on Christmas Day 1968, many people sensed a hidden meaning in those words."

Major Gordon Cooper


On May 15th, 1963 Major Gordon Cooper blasted off into space to do a 22 orbit mission around the Earth. During the last orbit Major Gordon Cooper the last man to go into space alone and on the first Mercury mission called into tracking station at Muchea about a green glowing object approaching toward the space capsule.

The UFO sighting was picked up and reported on by the National Broadcasting Company and the reporters were told that they would not be able to ask questions about the UFO sighting.

This was not the first UFO Major Gordon Cooper had witnessed. He had spotted another UFO back in 1951 while while flying an F-86 Sabrejet over Western Germany. They were large metallic disks that were flying at considerable speeds and altitudes and could apparently outmaneuver any American jet.

Major Cooper also testified before the United Nations:

"I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets... Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs."

"I did have an occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, they were of different sizes, flying in fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe." according to a taped interview by J. L. Ferrando, Major Cooper said:

"For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public.

Why? Because Government is afraid that people may think the worst and panic about these creepy horrible invaders. So the idea is: We have to avoid panic by all means."

"I was furthermore a witness to an extraordinary phenomenon, here on this planet Earth. It happened a few months ago in Florida. There I saw with my own eyes a defined area of ground being consumed by flames, with four indentations left by a flying object which had descended in the middle of a field. Beings had left the craft (there were other traces to prove this). They seemed to have studied topography, they had collected soil samples and, eventually, they returned to where they had come from, disappearing at enormous speeds. I happen to know that the Government did just about everything to keep this incident from the press and TV, in fear of a panicky reaction from the public."

DR. Jerry Linenberger

Jerry was on the MIR Russian space station for five months doing various tasks and said that he had witnessed real UFOs several times on his short stay on the space station. In November, 2002 four years after being aboard the space station Jerry said at the Bur Juman Retail Conference in the Emirate Towers Hotel in presence of journalists:

"I have been asked that question so many times. In five months in space, I have seen unidentified flying objects for sure.

"Sometimes I looked out of the window and I could see a metallic thing like a spoon flying methodically. The biggest problem in space is that it is very hard to judge distance. It could have been a spoon or a space ship thousands of miles away.

"Let me tell you one thing, I have never heard someone knock at the door and say - Hey Jerry let me in!"

James Lovell & Frank Borman

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James Lovell and Frank Borman witnessed a UFO on their record breaking 14 day flight. Borman told Gemini Control at Cape Kennedy he was looking at an unidentified flying object outside of the craft. Gemini Control proceeded to report that it was simply their booster rocket, but Borman could see the booster rocket clear as day in front of him.

During James Lovell's flight on Gemini 7:
Capcom: This is Houston. Say again 7.
Capcom: Gemini 7, is that the booster or is that an actual sighting?
Capcom: ...Estimated distance or size?

Edgar Mitchell

astronaut Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Dean Mitchell is an extremely respected man in science and the pilot of the Apollo 14 lunar modular mission being the sixth person to walk on the moon on February 9th, 1971.

On July 23, 2008 on Britain's Kerrang radio show Edgar Mitchell announced to the world that most of the people that witnessed the UFO Roswell Crash of Roswell New Mexico were telling the truth about an extraterrestrial flying object and were being covered up by the US Government.

"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real," Dr Mitchell said.

Being such a respected individual and having insider knowledge and access to NASA files and documents Edgar Mitchell felt it was important that the truth was released to the world by an important and reliable source like himself.

He also said that many of the locals told him "the crash of an alien spacecraft in the Roswell area was a real event and much of the lore, I can't say all of the lore, but much of the fact that dead bodies were recovered and live ones were recovered, that they were not of this world, was the story.' And of course it was reported in the Roswell Daily Record one day and promptly denied the next day and a cover story of a weather balloon, and that was pure nonsense. That was a cover-up."

NASA released a statement after Mitchell disclosed the information which simply stated:

"NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe."

In a recent interview with the Discovery Channel, he made the following statement regarding what he had been told about Roswell:

"I did take my story to the Pentagon not NASA, but the Pentagon asked for a meeting with the Intelligence Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and got it. I told them my story and what I know and eventually had that confirmed by the admiral that I spoke with, that indeed what I was saying was true."

Donald Slayton

Donald Slayton a member of the Mercury astronaut team said that he had witnessed a UFO in 1951 during an interview.

"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, gray 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."

More Quotes From UFO Sightings by Astronauts

These are the shorter astronaut quotes that have been documented throughout the United States of Americas NASA employees.

Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter was an astronaut and flew different missions throughout his career and he was quoted saying:

"At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone, there was a constant surveillance by UFOs."

Also on the Mercury - Aurora 7 flight of May 24, 1962 he had taken a picture of a UFO but of course it became property of the US Government and disappeared never reaching the public.

Commander Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan was commander of the Apollo 17 space flight. In a Los Angeles Times article in 1973 he quoted:

"...I've been asked (about UFOs) and I've said publicly I thought they (UFOs) were somebody else, some other civilization."

NASA Pilot Joseph A. Walker


Joseph Walker, a NASA pilot was quoted saying at a lecture at the Second National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space Research in Seattle:

"I don't feel like speculating about them. All I know is what appeared on the film which was developed after the flight."

Referring to one of his tasks to seek and detect UFOs his X-15 missions in his fighter jet on 1962 which he filmed up to six according to sources

Major Robert White


On July 17th, 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 thirty 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!"