FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist.
And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.
Now that's bound to get some people talking...
Dr. Mitchell holds the record, along with Alan Shepard, for the longest ever moon-walk at nine hours and 17 minutes, which took place during 1971's Apollo 14 mission. Astronauts have to go through extremely rigorous psychological screening and must be found to have a strong, steady intelligence and character to make the cut. Sure, every now and then some freak might slip through the cracks, but for the most part these guys are the best the nation has to offer - particularly those chosen to go to the moon.
Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics claimed Roswell was real and similar alien visits continue to be investigated.
"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real," Dr Mitchell said.
"It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it.
"I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes - we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit."
That last bit echoes MacReady's post from yesterday spot on... Very prescient, Mark. Does Xoom need to investigate its own Mark MacReady for possible clairvoyance?
This is a huge story, but I don't think this claim from an astronaut is unique to Dr. Mitchell. I seem to remember a few years ago a story coming out about nine former US astronauts who released a statement saying that NASA had evidence of past and present alien civilizations and had been systematically covering it up for decades. Anybody remember anything about that story?
Oh, and by the way, in case anybody was wondering, NASA is denying this story...
Hat tip: Drudge.