The sixth man to walk on the Moon says that pacifist alien visitors tried to create world peace by disabling missiles during Cold War weapons tests. Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, told Mirror Online in a recent interview that he believes the UFOs reported around military bases during the Cold War were on a mission to prevent a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
In the absence of any strong evidence, we are free to believe in UFOs or not and not be ridiculed for our stances. But anyone who goes to the next step and claims personal observation of a UFO or, worse, to have been abducted by one, is risking his credibility. To make the leap to claiming -- not speculating, but stating as a fact -- that aliens have been here with the benign purpose of preventing nuclear war is to enter off-the-charts crazy territory. An astronaut, for God's sake?