Explains his UFO Experience
UFO Sightings Swept Under the Rug by the US Government
NASA Astronaut Gordon Cooper Explains his UFO Experience
UFO Sightings Swept Under the Rug by the US Government
NASA Astronaut Gordon Cooper explains his experiences
with UFOs. Leroy Gordon Cooper (March 6th, 1927 – October 4th, 2004) was an engineer and and an American astronaut. He was in the Mercury and Gemini space program.
Gordon Cooper claims to have seen his first UFO while flying over West Germany in 1951. He has claimed up to the point of his death that the governments are covering up information about UFOs. He tells his story of what he has seen through the course of his careers.
Cooper claimed to have seen his first UFO while flying over West Germany in 1951, although he denied reports he had seen a UFO during his Mercury flight.
However, these claims are controversial due to a conflict Cooper had with NASA's management.
In 1957, when Cooper was 30 and a captain, he was assigned to Fighter Section of the Experimental Flight Test Engineering Division at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
He acted as a test pilot and project manager. On May 3rd of that year, he had a crew setting up an Askania-cinetheodolite precision landing system on a dry lake bed.
This cinetheodolite system would take pictures at one frame per second as an aircraft landed.
The crew consisted of James Bittick and Jack Gettys who began work at the site just before 0800, using both still and motion picture cameras.
According to his accounts, later that morning they returned to report to Cooper that they saw a "strange-looking saucer" like aircraft that did not make a sound either on landing or take off.
According to his accounts, Cooper realized that these men, who on a regular basis have seen experimental aircraft flying and landing around them as part of their job of filming those aircraft, were clearly worked up and unnerved.
They explained how the saucer hovered over them, landed 50 yards away from them using three extended landing gears and then took off as they approached for a closer look.
UFOs are Visiting the Earth
NASA Gordon Cooper
Being photographers with cameras in hand, they of course shot images with 35mm and 4-by-5 still cameras as well as motion film. There was a special Pentagon number to call to report incidents like this.
He called and it immediately went up the chain of command until he was instructed by a general to have the film developed (but to make no prints of it) and send it right away in a locked courier pouch.
As he hadn't been instructed to not look at the negatives before sending them, he did.
He said the quality of the photography was
excellent as would be expected from the experienced photographers who
What he saw was exactly what they had described to him. He
did not see the movie film before everything was sent away.
that there would be a follow up investigation since an aircraft of
unknown origin had landed in a highly classified military installation,
but nothing was ever said of the incident again.
He was never able to
track down what happened to those photos. He assumed that they ended up
going to the Air Force's official UFO investigation, Project Blue Book,
which was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
|Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper
and his Thoughts about UFOs and Extraterrestrials
believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are
visiting this planet from other planets which obviously are a little
more technically advanced than we are here on Earth.
I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to
scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the earth
concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface
with these visitors in a friendly fashion.... For many years I have
lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists and
I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us.
And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public and these sightings have been "swept under the rug" by the US government.
- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper
Harry S. Truman Admits UFOs are Real
|Harry S. Truman responding to the 1952 UFO fleet seen over the White House.
Truman admits that UFOs are real, and hes not alone, Many presidents
have admitted to the fact that UFOs are real, including Jimmy Carter,
Ronald Reagan, and JFK tried to even expose the truth but was
"I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they
exist, are not constructed by any power on earth." Truman says.
Gordon Cooper held claim until his death that the government is indeed covering up information about UFOs.
He gives the example of President Harry Truman who said on April 4th,
1950, "I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are
not constructed by any power on Earth."
He also pointed out that there were
hundreds of reports made by his fellow pilots, many coming from military
jet pilots sent to respond to radar or visual sightings from the
He was quite convinced till the day he died that he had seen
UFOs and was a strong advocate to make the government come clean with
what it knew.
In his memoirs Cooper wrote he had seen other
unexplained aircraft several times during his career and also said
hundreds of similar reports had been made, often by military jet pilots
responding to radar or visual sightings from the ground.
claimed these sightings had been "swept under the rug" by the US
Throughout his later life Cooper expressed repeatedly in interviews he
had seen extra-terrestrial crafts and described his recollections for
the documentary Out of the Blue.
"I can assure you that flying saucers,
given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth."
- President Harry Truman on April