Most of the conspiracy theorists believe irrational stories with little to no proof at all, and try to fit contrasting proof to their theory – as opposite to real scientists, who recognize that their theories could be wrong in the face of evidence to the contrary. But it is a bit different in in the case of NASA's former Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, it’s essentially a bit sad what has occurred. Since he came back from the Moon in 1971, he has spouted some progressively strange conspiracy theories, mostly concerning aliens visiting Earth, and his newest theory is no different. In a discussion with the Mirror Online, he said that aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
In the interview, he mentions the well-known White Sands Missile Range facility in New Mexico, where the world’s first ever atomic bomb – Trinity – was tested on July 16, 1945. Edgar Mitchell said “White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons – and that's what the extraterrestrials were interested in. They wanted to know about our military capabilities. 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."
He also said that anonymous Air Force officers had told him their missiles were often deactivated or shot down by UFOs flying above. Why do aliens would use interstellar travel to visit Earth and deactivate a few missiles here and there rather than, I don’t know, making communication or something, is up for discussion, I guess. "To me this is just another case of UFO fantasy and speculation," UFO expert Nigel Watson, writer of the UFO Investigations Manual said "When you try getting to the facts it is like trying to herd cats."
Let’s give Edgar Mitchell a little credit though, and talk about what he has done. He was, in spite of everything, the sixth man on the Moon and the Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 14 mission. This was the eighth crewed mission of the Apollo program, and the third to land on the surface of the moon. Mitchell accompanied his commander Alan Shepard for more than 30 hours on the surface, during which time they gathered 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of lunar samples and accomplished numerous scientific activities. Shepard also legendarily hit a golf ball during this mission, while Mitchell himself hurled a lunar scoop handle like a spear. But after that it’s been a bit of a drop from grace for Mitchell since then. So, again we need your opinion on this.....!!!!