All astronauts are unique, especially the ones who walked on the moon, including Edgar Mitchell. They, therefore, have a loud voice and people tend to listen to what they say, especially about aliens and UFOs. As others have reported, Edgar Mitchell has likewise stated his beliefs in aliens but in an unusual way!
The sixth person to walk on the moon is now claiming aliens visited Earth decades ago to stop the United States and Russia from waging nuclear war. “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,” retired NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell told The Mirror Tuesday. Citing no empirical evidence or historical record, Mitchell said extraterrestrials made regular visits to our planet to save us from ourselves during the height of the Cold War. He said “many Air Force officers” told him about working with aliens at missile bases during the height of the Cold War, including NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. “White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons — and that’s what the extraterrestrials were interested in,” he told the British tabloid, just in time for the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. “They wanted to know about our military capabilities.” The humans working at those facilities said “UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles,” Mitchell said. Edgar Mitchell has been talking about UFO and alien theories for decades, despite acknowledging it is “speculation” on his part. “Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their (test) missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft,” he added. “There was a lot of activity in those days.” [http://www.nydailynews.com]
Wow! What a story! How does that compare to the Bible’s account of the destruction of a city?
When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it? (Amos 3:6)
The truth is, God determines when and if a city will be destroyed, not aliens, ETs or anything else. It is repulsive to think that aliens are being exalted to a type of savior of the world, delivering the planet from nuclear war!
Nuclear War Is In The Future — Aliens or No Aliens!
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water — the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. (Rev 8:7-11)
Other scriptures also allude to nuclear war. Hence, if that does describe nuclear war, then the aliens (if they exist) didn’t prevent it, but God allowed it! If the aliens don’t prevent that future event, why give them credit for anything in the past? Again, it is GOD who brings disaster or deliverance to a city or country, not aliens. Not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from the will of the Father (Mt. 10:29)! Aliens, if they do exist, are irrelevant. God is the deciding factor.