Pipe HFTC Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

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Apollo 14 veteran & sixth man to walk the surface of the moon, Edgar Mitchell told Mirror online that he believes aliens visited our planet to prevent a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. The idea sounds far-fetched, but Mitchell claims that military insiders viewed strange flying crafts cruising over U.S. missile bases.

Mitchell, who grew up near the famous Roswell site in New Mexico, said that he has heard from various Air Force officers who claim UFOs were a regular site during the Cold War. “They wanted to know about our military capabilities,” he said. “My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.” “They told me UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles,” he added. “Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their (test) missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft.”

[Not sure about this one, will leave it here for a vote.]
score 0
  • Closed (clickbait journalism/Fox News)
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oh, fox... (Score: 1)

by pete@pipedot.org on 2015-08-16 14:29 (#HHW0)

they are really scraping the barrel on this one...its really just an article pointing out that this guy is crazy- they didn't even attempt to talk to anybody except one person, who could smack it down.

-1 as fox is a terrible source to redistribute. i don't feel pipedot should be associated with a 'news' corp that has asserted they have no obligation to report facts.

Re: oh, fox... (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-08-16 14:46 (#HHWW)

fox is a terrible source to redistribute
Would you prefer RT, TheBlaze, Telegraph, Newsmax, Press Examiner, Daily Mail, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Techworm, Gizmodo, or Yahoo News?


Re: oh, fox... (Score: 1)

by pete@pipedot.org on 2015-08-16 17:05 (#HJ57)

generally, yes - almost anything but fox. although in this case in certainly appears each of those sources are airing the same non-story - "get a load of this guy!", so i'd probably still vote down. Aside, he isn't exactly the first notable person to make alien claims, and his claim isn't new.

edit: after re-reading my first post i wanted to clarify that the -1 wasn't only because of Fox as the source; i'd put 75% of that vote on the story itself.

in fairness, new category? (Score: 1)

by pete@pipedot.org on 2015-08-16 17:13 (#HJ5Z)

on second thought, i do know personally a few people who really, honestly do believe in these types of topics; to each their own. As to not deprive them of interesting content, might i suggest a new category of 'Fringe', or something of the like? A place for stories like aliens, conspiracy theories and other reaching-news

if pipedot eventually implements user category-filtering, one could just hide theses stories, no big deal.