Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on Moon along with three others claims to have spotted an alien space-craft and the internet has gone wild with speculation.

Buzz Aldrin, in 1969, was the second man to set foot on the moon. Picture: NASA
Buzz Aldrin, in 1969, was the second man to set foot on the moon. Picture: NASA

The report went buzzing when British publications said it appeared that Aldrin, along with the three other astronauts passed a lie detector test under strict lab conditions while giving an account of alien sightings. Aldrin, Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper all took part in the study conducted by the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology in Albany, Ohio.

Aldrin, 88, said he saw a spaceship on his way to moon, adding: “There was something out there that was close enough to be observed … sort of L-shaped.”

Buzz Aldrin walks on the lunar surface in 1969, his plexiglass helmet reflecting Neil Armstrong taking his picture. Picture: NASA
Buzz Aldrin walks on the lunar surface in 1969, his plexiglass helmet reflecting Neil Armstrong taking his picture. Picture: NASA

Buzz Aldrin: Alien Space Craft… Possibly

In a Reddit post from three years ago, Mr Aldrin is asked directly: “Do you believe in aliens and what are the sightings you saw aboard Apollo 11?”

He answered :

“On Apollo 11 in route to the Moon, I observed a light out the window that appeared to be moving alongside us. There were many explanations of what that could be, other than another spacecraft from another country or another world – it was either the rocket we had separated from, or the 4 panels that moved away when we extracted the lander from the rocket and we were nose to nose with the two spacecraft.

“So in the close vicinity, moving away, were 4 panels. And i feel absolutely convinced that we were looking at the sun reflected off of one of these panels. Which one? I don’t know. So technically, the definition could be ‘unidentified’.

“We well understood exactly what that was. And when we returned, we debriefed and explained exactly what we had observed. And I felt that this had been distributed to the outside world, the outside audience, and apparently it wasn’t, and so many years later, I had the time in an interview to disclose these observations, on another country’s television network. And the UFO people in the United States were very very angry with me, that I had not given them the information. It was not an alien. Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence. That’s what Carl Sagan said.

“There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. It was not that remarkable, that special, that unusual, that life here on earth evolved gradually, slowly, to where we are today.

“But the distances involved in where some evidence of life may be, they may be hundreds of light years away.”

However, the internet is a bit skeptical because questions have emerged about the legitimacy of the company which took the test, with no further information on their website to back up the claims nor that Aldrin ever took part in a test at all.

So, truth or not, isn’t it exciting to believe that the outer space, isn’t really all alone, that it is teeming with other forms of life?

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