Skeptic News: Did Neil Armstrong take UFO secrets to his grave?

From: Gather

Did Neil Armstrong know more about UFO sightings on the Moon than he told the public? Was it the reason he left NASA and became a very private citizen?

According to a YouTube conspiracy theorist video yes.

According to the YouTuber, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw two alien spacecraft, watching their every move, as they descended to the lunar surface on the first visit. Why wasn’t the public aware? After all, the landing was seen on TV by hundreds of millions around the world. Either it was equipment malfunction, alien interference which prevented some key transmissions from being heard, or plain old-fashioned government coverup.

But, supposedly, reports of the objects by the astronauts to Mission Control are part of a transcript published years later by some ham radio operators who were listening in at the time. In answer to a query by Mission Control, one of the astronauts is allegedly quoted as saying, “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 have answered conspiratorial queries asking if there were aliens on the moon in the past with an emphatic no.

It is not true.  On the basics, twelve American Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972, as described in several past answers (use the search engine to find them), bu they were not “missionaries”.  There were no aliens on the Moon.  Armstrong and other Apollo astronauts saw no evidence of aliens either on the near-side or the far-side of the Moon.  You seem to be confusing science fiction with reality, or else believing false stories on the Internet.  Believe me, reality is more interesting than this sort of fantasy, and in addition it is real.

In 1999 Armstrong himself said of the possibility alien life:

“We have no proof, But if we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that … other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places.”

Armstrong, perhaps one of the few individuals whose name may survive history from the 20th to the 30th century, died earlier this week.

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0 Responses to Skeptic News: Did Neil Armstrong take UFO secrets to his grave?

  1. Acleron says:

    NASA’s response is nice and strong, but I still prefer Buzz Aldrin’s response to this type of nonsense.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2272321.stm

  2. Captain Crunch says:

    Nice bait and switch, there. Aldin was mad because some Apollo denier claimed he never went to the moon. It had nothing to do with a claim that he saw a UFO on the moon. If you believe in evolution and that our solar system isn’t that special, it’s an almost certainty there are many other intelligent races in our galaxy, and only a myopic view of science and engineering would claim there’s no way for them to reach us due to the distances.

    We simply have no idea of what type of technology could be achieved in 10,000 years (or whatever time difference exists between us and the alien cultures.) We only started using electricity en mass about 150 years ago. And to say that relativity limits the engineering is short sighted–wormholes are possible in Einsteins theory as well as the possibility it’s not complete, just like Newton’s wasn’t.

  3. Acleron says:

    @Captain Crunch

    The clue is in the phrase ‘this type of nonsense’.

    The general nonsense in this area is-‘I want to believe something with no evidence’ or equally cretinous – ‘I don’t want to believe in this without evidence’.

    But the argument that we have to take this seriously because there is no evidence but things may change in the future is just a subset of the former. If such technology was possessed by an alien race then why would they hide themselves or more pertinent, having hid themselves, why would they expose themselves? You are positing a super advanced species who are silly.

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