Did Buzz Aldrin really see a U...


Did Buzz Aldrin really see a UFO in 1969?


09:58 9 Apr 2018

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A younger Buzz Aldrin during his NASA days

A secret lie-detector test has the Internet in a spin as to whether the second man to walk the moon saw a UFO or not.

Reports legendary U.S Astronaut Buzz Aldrin spotted a UFO on his way to the moon in 1969 have surfaced, according to The Sun.

The British publication said it appeared Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and three others, had passed lie detector tests under “strict lab conditions” giving accounts of these sightings.

The other three men involved in the secret tests conducted at the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology in Albany, Ohio were: Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper.

In reports, sourced from the Daily Star, Aldrin, 88, is said to have claimed he saw a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) on his way to the moon: “There was something out there that was close enough to be observed ... sort of L-shaped,” he said.

Lie-detector tests later showed he was telling the truth, the Daily Star claimed.

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag in 1969 while on the surface of the moon

There is a possible scientific explanation though

However, Aldrin himself also gave alternate explanations for what he saw during a Q&A on Reddit a few years ago.

When asked: “Do you believe in aliens and what are the sightings you saw aboard Apollo 11?”

He responded:

“On Apollo 11 in route to the Moon, I observed a light out the window that appeared to be moving alongside us. There were many explanations of what that could be, other than another spacecraft from another country or another world - it was either the rocket we had separated from, or the 4 panels that moved away when we extracted the lander from the rocket and we were nose to nose with the two spacecraft.

“So in the close vicinity, moving away, were 4 panels. And i feel absolutely convinced that we were looking at the sun reflected off of one of these panels. Which one? I don’t know. So technically, the definition could be ‘unidentified’.

“We well understood exactly what that was. And when we returned, we debriefed and explained exactly what we had observed. And I felt that this had been distributed to the outside world, the outside audience, and apparently it wasn’t, and so many years later, I had the time in an interview to disclose these observations, on another country’s television network. And the UFO people in the United States were very very angry with me, that I had not given them the information. It was not an alien. Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence. That’s what Carl Sagan said.

“There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost CERTAIN that there is life somewhere in space. It was not that remarkable, that special, that unusual, that life here on earth evolved gradually, slowly, to where we are today.

“But the distances involved in where some evidence of life may be, they may be hundreds of light years away.”

Who knows... maybe Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepping foot on the moon won't end up being the most important thing to come from the Apollo 11 mission!

This story first appeared in The Sun.

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