Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell's claims of UFO contact

In the wake of last week's mega-(hyped)-story about Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell's claims of UFO contact, it was obvious the blogosphere would be on fire with this one. Here's some of the reactions and opinions: It was only a matter of time before the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, gave his opinion - quite fair and restrained from Mr BA, I was expecting worse considering his pretty poor generalisations about the UFO phenomenon in the past. Alan Boyle also gave a good run-down of the story at Cosmic Log. Roswell researcher Kevin Randle gave an insider's opinion on Mitchell's claims about Roswell, while Forgetomori posted an entry titled "Ed Mitchell and the Roswell Red Herring ". Also worth noting is that Discovery Space posted a follow-up interview with Dr Mitchell regarding his claims, and ABC News asks the question: Does space travel affect astronauts' minds? All in all though, has the UFO controversy moved forward at all since that time?

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