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American Astronauts No Strangers To UFOs

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Even early American astronauts reported seeing UFOs. The most notable among this group was Gordon Cooper, a member of NASA’s first group of astronauts, the Mercury Seven. Cooper, an experienced Air Force test pilot, flew the final Mercury mission in 1963, the longest U.S. spaceflight up to that time at twenty-two orbits of the earth, and Gemini 5 in 1965, also the longest space mission up to that time, coming in just shy of eight days in space. Cooper contended that when he was in the Air Force, stationed in Germany in 1951, his squadron encountered and chased a fleet of flying saucers but were no match for their extraordinary capabilities. The encounter went on for several days, he said. Cooper also claimed that a flying saucer landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California in the late 1950s, and that there was video evidence of it. The film was quickly, and quietly, whisked away to Washington, where it disappeared, never to be seen again. “I do believe UFOs exist and that the truly unexplained ones are from some other technologically advanced civilization” that are not of this earth. Until his death in 2004, Cooper believed the U.S. government was covering up evidence of UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence… (READ MORE)

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