Apollo 11 and UFO encounters: What Astronauts have to say

Apollo 11 has surely given us a lot to talk about ever since the historic moment a Saturn V rocket launched from the  Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16. ?Ufologists suggest that Apollo 11 traveled to the moon followed by numerous unidentified flying objects that were seen by the three members: Neil ArmstrongBuzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

In the book “Celestial Raise” written by Richard Watson, ASSK, 1987 there are some very interesting details which have led conspiracy theorists to suggest an otherworldly encounter took place on the surface of the moon, during the two minutes of silence while the astronauts were on the moon:

“During the transmission of the Moon landing of Armstrong and Aldrin, who journeyed to the Moon in an American spaceship, two minutes of silence occurred in which the image and sound were interrupted. NASA insisted that this problem was the result of one of the television cameras which had overheated, thus interfering with the reception.


This unexpected problem surprised even the most qualified of viewers who were unable to explain how in such a costly project, one of the most essential elements could break down… Some time after the historic Moon landing, Christopher Craft, director of the base in Houston, made some surprising comments when he left NASA.

Ufologist and writer Timothy Good suggests that HAM radio operators receiving the VHF signals directly picked up the following message which was screened by NASA from the public.

Mission Control: What’s there ? Mission Control calling Apollo 11.
Apollo 11: These babies are huge, sir … enormous….Oh, God, you wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other space craft out there… lined up on the far side of the crater edge… they’re on the moon watching us.

NASA has always denied that an encounter of any kind took place and that everything said is an elaborate hoax. Interestingly, in his book “RETURN TO EARTH” Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. writes the following on pages 223-224;

In the middle of one evening, Houston time, I found myself idly staring out the window of the Columbia and saw something that looked a bit unusual. It appeared brighter than any star and not quite the pinpoints of light that stars are. I pointed this out to Mike and Neil, and the three of us were beset with curiosity. With the help of the monocular we guessed that whatever it was, it was only a hundred or so miles away. Looking at it through our sextant we found it occasionally formed a cylinder, but when the sextant’s focus was adjusted it had a sort of illuminated “L” look to it. It had a shape of some sort — we all agreed on that — but exactly what it was we couldn’t pin down. We asked Houston some casual questions: “How far away is the Saturn third stage?” The response was in the vicinity of six thousand miles. That wasn’t it.

It could possibly have been one of the panels of the Saturn third stage which fly off to expose the LM and cannot be traced from earth. We could see it for about forty-five seconds at a time as the ship rotated, and we watched it on and off for about an hour. We debated whether or not to tell the ground we had spotted something, and decided against it. Our reason was simple: The UFO people would descend on the message in hordes, setting off another rash of UFO spotting back on earth. We concluded it was most likely on of the panels. Its course appeared in no way to conflict with ours, and it presented no danger. We dropped the matter there.

Is it possible that Apollo 11 witnessed an encounter with otherworldly beings as many suggest? And is it possible that official transcripts speak about Aliens and UFO’s on the surface of the moon? These questions are likely to remain an enigma but we have to accept the fact that Astronauts such as Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. firmly believe we are not the only species in the universe and that something mysterious could have occurred on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

What are your thoughts on Apollo 11 and the writings of Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.? Let us know and comment below.

Reference: Return to Earth


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