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Astronaut Gordon Cooper: I witnessed a UFO Landing in 1957

“I had a camera crew filming the installation when they spotted a saucer. They filmed it as it flew overhead, then hovered, extended three legs as landing gear, and slowly came down to land on a dry lake bed!. It was a classic saucer, shiny silver and smooth, about 30 feet across. It was pretty clear it was an alien craft.”

The event Cooper describes happened in 1957. At that time, he was one of the best test pilots at the Edwards Air Force Base in California. He also managed several other projects belonging to the Experimental Flight Test School at Edwards and his credibility has never been called into question.

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On May 3 of that year, he had his crew of engineers setting up an advanced photographic system that took one frame per second pictures of aircraft landing. The location of the system was a dry lake bed and the weather was clear. The engineers had begun work early in the morning and were equipped with both still and motion picture cameras, in order to provide additional footage.

At a little pask 10 a.m., crew members James Bittick and Jack Gettys returned to Cooper saying they had witnessed a “strange-looking, saucer-like” craft that was dead silent during both landing and take-off. This aspect worried him, as there was no known, man-made aircraft capable of such a feat. He also knew and trusted his crew and they were all experienced cameramen who wouldn’t have been easily mistaken.

They would see experimental aircraft on a daily basis and were familiar with their landing procedures. However, Cooper recalled that this experience was out of the ordinary and had visibly shaken the men. They explained how the saucer hovered over their position, then extended its landing gear and landed not 50 feet away from them. Luckily, they never forgot they had cameras on hand and shot multiple photos and video footage. Once the men tried to approach the UFO, it rapidly took off without making a sound

Cooper decided to follow protocol and called a special Pentagon service to report the incident. He was instructed by a general to have the film developed and immediately send it via military courier. The high-ranking official specifically asked Cooper not to make any prints of the film. He did not, however, say anything about looking at the photo negatives.

He didn’t say anything about me not looking at the film. That’s what I did when it came back from the lab and it was all there just like the camera crew reported,” Cooper said.

The photos were of excellent quality, as one would have expected of a team specifically trained in aircraft photography. Unfortunately, Cooper never got a chance to see the film reel before it was sent to the Pentagon. During the following weeks, he expected to be contacted as part of an investigation of the event. After all, an aircraft of unknown origins had landed in one of the United States’ most classified military base. But it never happened, and, despite his best efforts, Cooper was unable to track down the photos.

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His assumption was that the photographic evidence ended up being sequestered by

Project Blue Book

, the Air Force’s official UFO investigation at Wright-Patterson AFB. He was convinced that “Blue Book was strictly a cover-up anyway.”

Right up until his death, the former astronaut maintained his beliefs and claims. In his memoirs, he wrote about the other unexplained aircraft he had witnessed throughout his career and also mentioned the existence of hundreds of similar reports.

I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful about what he said. But it sure wasn’t a weather balloon, like the Air Force cover story. He made it clear to me what crashed was a craft of alien origin, and members of the crew were recovered.”

But the U.S. government was actively involved in sweeping the evidence under the rug. When asked what he thought about this tendency, Cooper responded:

It started in World War 2, when the government didn’t want people to know about UFO reports in case they panicked. They would have been fearful it was superior enemy technology that we had no defense against.

Then it got worse in the Cold War for the same reason. So they told one untruth, they had to tell another to cover that one, then another, then another… it just snowballed.

And right now I’m convinced a lot of very embarrassed government officials are sitting there in Washington trying to figure a way to bring the truth out. They know it’s got to come out one day, and I’m sure it will.

We sure hope so.

 

Source locklip.com

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James
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A fellow former America West pilot grew up in roswell told me first hand that Brazel told his father that he couldn’t believe how gullible people are. Brasel was the ranch owner where the “crash” occurred. The fellow pilot was Bobby Baldock from Arizona.

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Some years ago, while researching the Soviet space program, I made the acquaintance of a senior Defense Intelligence Agency official.In a discussion of the technique of military intelligence. Unaware of my side interest in UFO lore, he related a story he had been told by his instructors at the Defense Intelligence School at Anacostia, Maryland, in the mid-1950s. As an example of the exactly WRONG approach to ‘military intelligence’, he described an example of a base intelligence officer who had decided that he had discovered a crashed flying saucer and that the country needed to know about it right away.… Read more »
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Its all out there its the bloody governments who are keeping it from us Nasser is a prim suspect thay think we are unobservant For fuck sake get a life

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Sad story. Cooper got involved in all sorts of weird projects once he didn’t get the moon flight he expected as his right,. and was eased out of NASA – but still enjoyed TV gigs. He became spokesman for a company selling magic engines that turned air into fuel [until it was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission]. He claimed he saved the shuttle program from a lethal design flaw by relaying a telepathic warning from space aliens. He naively flacked for several bogus aviation investment schemes that cost his friends and others who trusted him millions of dollars… Read more »
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Can I go for a ride.

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How come all UFO landings are happening or witnessed in western countries only?

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Lol but wait 50 years. To say anything…..

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Well I don’t understand why we haven’t stomped a mud hole in the terrorists and stomped it dry what the hell are we waiting on…..

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This page has gone to shit

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Let’s be clear, these are not ET’s. These are USA made and piloted. Not unlike the stealth fighter/bomber, the TR3-A & B, and others. Skunk works is very active.

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I agree, it is mostly humans flying these things. .

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They would never use them in a conventional warfare setting. against another country. They would want to continue to have anonymity and secrecy. Plus, there is no reason since the USA is still superior with current weaponry.

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If the military had them they would be using them in war zones..!!! They would make the best weapons delivery thats for sure…….And consequently would rule the entire planet don’t you think?

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Gordon Cooper was the right stuff -I saw that interview & he unequivocally said i saw a UFO land close by,then saw it lift off _ If U can’t believe the right stuff who can U believe ?

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Well, I think you’re imagining seeing him say he SAW the craft land and then take off. You’re delusinal, unless you can locate and link us to the video where Cooper actually said what you have CLAIMED hes said. I bet you can’t do it.

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Let me guess…Area 51

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In 1958, “In God We Trust” appears on money.

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It’s just a Matter of time before we ALL see them……..

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I watched the Gordon cooper interview before he died. He has nothing to gain by making it all up! He tells it as it was.

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Colin Hair Similar accounts of ufo contact came from Daniel fry and George van tassel. Really interesting accounts.

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Absolutely, I don’t really find this startling news though, about alien beings, he was a very intelligent man, if the truth was known there are possibly thousands of credible airforce personal that could verify these claims, never say never.

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Yeah ours

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I would welcome aliens and treat them with respect

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Willie Endsley Jr check this out

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Yea I’ve herd about stories like this one and how nuke warfare is how we really caught the aliens attention . Not sure which stories are true if any are but I don’t know for fact life exists out side our blue lil bubble we call earth !!

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That would be something to witness.

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Weird. It actually looks sensible. I think what’s

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Of course the Saucer is much smaller than in this drawing.

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Coincidence? This afternoon I re-read Timothy Good’s book ‘Need To Know’ which has the above mentioned story in detail.

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His human body weighed too much for dimensional travel.

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Making a joke as to why these entities/beings would not allow a human on board to leave with them.

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Am I missing something?

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Who came man or women

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Why didn’t you get on ?????

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so true, but yet the Government doesn’t disclose the matter.

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Wish he had made these claims when he was alive to challenge NASA and others!
I understand he spoke about his experiences towards end of his life, however, it did not reach the Elite!

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How did he challenge NASA, what did he accuse them of?

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