UFO Buzz Aldrin Opens Up About ‘UFO’ Encounter

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  1. dawg

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    Even 45 years later, Buzz Aldrin has detailed memories of the Apollo 11 mission, when he became the second man to set foot on the moon.

    The ex-astronaut, who is speaking out this month ahead of the 45th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, discussed the mission, his “UFO” encounter, and more in a Reddit AMA on Tuesday.

    Dishing about the moment he saw an “unidentified” object floating outside his Apollo capsule, Aldrin wrote:

    Aldrin first recounted his UFO anecdote during a Science Channel program in 2005. At the time, UFO enthusiasts were apparently upset that Aldrin had not shared the information sooner.
     
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    I think I will always believe that this was filmed on a movie lot back in the day.
     
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    Buzz Aldrin is the man.

     
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    @dawg :eek:

    Makes ya wonder
     
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    Here's Buzz getting a Guardians of the Galaxy T-Shirt

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    test[​IMG]
     
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    Buzz lies his ass off.

    Petrified wood? Cmon, man. :jj:

     
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    Yeah , the only problem was at the time the crew question Mission Control if what they were seeing could be the third stage (aka the S-IVB) and mission control assured them that it was 6000 miles behind them.

    Its only been recently that Buzz "remembered" that it was part of the third stage of the rocket.

    Aldrin: Mike (Collins) decided he thought he could see it in the telescope and he was able to do that and when it was in one position, that had a series of ellipses, but when you made it real sharp it was sort of L shaped. That didn’t tell us very much.
    Dr. David Baker (Apollo 11 Senior Scientist): NASA knew very little about, um, the object reported by the Apollo 11 crew. It was obviously an unidentified flying object, but such objects were not uncommon and the history of even earth orbit space flights going back over the previous years indicated that several crews saw objects.
    Narrator: Despite having a clear view of the UFO, the crew were wary of reporting it to Mission Control.
    Aldrin: Now, obviously, the three of us were not going to blurt out, ‘Hey Houston we got something moving along side of us and we don’t know what it is, you know, can you tell us what it is?’. We weren’t about to do that, cause we know that those transmissions would be heard by all sorts of people and who knows what somebody would have demanded that we turn back because of Aliens or whatever the reason is, so we didn’t do that but we did decide we’d just cautiously ask Houston where, how far away was the S-IVB?
    Narrator: Unaware of the drama unfolding in space, Mission Control radioed the position back to Apollo 11.
    Mission Control: ‘Apollo 11, Houston. The S-IVB is about 6,000 nautical miles from you now, over.’
    Aldrin: And a few moments later, why they came back and said something like it was 6,000 miles away because of the maneuver, so we really didn’t think we were looking at something that far away, so we decided that after a while of watching it, it was time to go to sleep and not to talk about it anymore until we came back and (went through) debriefing.