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Is there any Evidence of UFO Sightings by Astronauts



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Reports of UFO sightings by astronauts are superfluous. I must admit to being a skeptic where most UFO sightings are concerned and as often as not my skepticism is justified. In one case, a photograph of what appeared to be a saucer-shaped craft spotted outside the command module by an Apollo 16 astronaut was later analyzed by NASA experts on the ground and determined to be a floodlight boom attached to the Command Module. UFO zealots are inclined to view an official result such as this with apprehension citing cover-up but this incident cannot be denied because electronic enhancement clearly shows the equipment attached to the CM.

If the evidence comes from NASA in the form of images taken from an orbiting space craft and if NASA can confirm that they are unretouched and in their original format then we must in at least one case prepare ourselves to experience a not too subtle reality check because such evidence exists. There are literally hundreds of thousands of images of the moon taken by unmanned satellites and by astronauts aboard the Apollo spacecraft while awaiting the return of the astronauts from the surface. There are many which contain anomalous features which any enthusiastic UFO buff could describe as alien structures and which are no doubt natural formations created by forces not always completely understood but there is evidence presented by an artifact in one location on the dark side of the moon which is more than just compelling and thought provoking. It is irrefutable.

Trapped in a crater and half buried by history lies what to any untrained observer appears to be a spaceship. It might be described as cigar-shaped. It is definitely not natural. The object was first detected by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971 as the command module passed over the Delporte region on the moon's far side.

Such is my desire for the undisputed truth that I cannot allow myself to take seriously reports of a secret Apollo 20 mission to the moon in 1976 to investigate the artifact. However, I will not discount that it is possible. The ostensible details of the purported mission are revealed in an amusing skeptics' site called Galaxiki.

The original Apollo 15 image can be viewed at the Universities Space Research Association's affiliated website, the Lunar Planetary Institute. The image is given the mundane title AS15-P-9625. The object in question can clearly be seen when the image is panned to the right (see below).

Of course NASA considered this to be a very intriguing discovery and subsequent passes were made over the area by other Apollo missions and lunar orbiting satellites. Improved photographic instruments and electronic photo enhancement reveal that this object is no optical illusion like "the face on Mars". It is a very real artificial structure. It cannot be anything but a spaceship and it did not originate from OUR Earth.

A collection of actual videos of the Apollo mission flyovers are available for viewing on line on the Truveo.com website. Search for 'Alien Spaceship on the Moon'. Additional images taken by Apollo 15 and 17 of the site can be found on the relevant pages at the Lunar Planetary Institute's site. Prepare to do some searching.

The web, as a rich resource of information, is bound to cause NASA and other government bodies to eventually rethink their policies regarding the dissemination of what they might consider to be sensitive information. I strongly believe that the public has a right to know developments generated by publicly funded organizations. I believe this right to be inherent and without restriction.

There is no doubt that astronauts have seen at least one UFO. But in all fairness, this one isn't exactly flying. It's surface shows evidence of exposure to meteor storms, probably the Leonids or Perseids, so it may have been there for any number of years. Perhaps thousands. Noah's ark, perhaps?
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the original NASA image can be found at:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/frame/?AS15-P-9625

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