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Gordon Cooper Dies - Astronaut and UFO enthusiast

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/10/04/gordon.cooper/index.html
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2

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    I really should add this quote from the link
     
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  4. Oct 5, 2004 #3

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    An understatement if I ever heard one. Interstellar travel? That would make us look like insects on the universal intelligence scale. And perhaps we are. I admit to being a hard core skeptic about extra-terrestrial visitors. We would be not be terribly interesting to such beings, in my opinion.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2004 #4

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    As an addendum to this story, if you go here

    http://www.ufocasebook.com/videos.html

    and go to the eighth row, first column, you can watch a brief excerpt from an interview with Gordon Cooper.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2004 #5

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    I find it interesting that even the TV news is afraid to comment on his testimony to the United Nations re UFOs; much less his general enthusiasm for the subject.

    Last night Ed Mitchell, 6th man to walk on the moon,
    http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/edmbio.htm

    and long time friend of Cooper was asked if he also believes that ET is here. He responded: "My best information tells me that this is true".
     
  7. Oct 7, 2004 #6

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    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
     
  8. Oct 12, 2004 #7
    "I find it interesting that even the TV news is afraid to comment on his testimony to the United Nations re UFOs; much less his general enthusiasm for the subject. "

    not to mention Bell's interview and "Coop's" book " Leap of Faith"....

    'Big' Jim Oberg (of space.com) essentially called him (and Mitchell) 'nut cases'.....

    yet,"Coop" is an American Hero/heck,a real Human Hero!--considering this is Columbus Day!....the kid's don't know.


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    Gordon Cooper's 'Confiscated Camera'
    Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper, in his new book Leap of Faith, presents a tale of government cover-ups related to spy cameras, to Area 51, and to similar ...
    http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/phenomena/cooper_questioned_000929.html

    quote:
    Nevertheless, NASA's Dick Underwood does recall that the 1965 Pentagon experiment's film was indeed grabbed while the crew was still on the recovery carrier. "Cooper was really upset," he added with a grin, confirming Cooper's account. "I was livid", Cooper had written, "but there was nothing I could do."


    So,Alchook, do you think this is the ' Moontruth' ??

    http://search.earthlink.net/search?area=earthlink-ws&q=site:www.space.com+gordon+cooper

    Wash Post ob
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7362-2004Oct4.html
     
  9. Jan 14, 2006 #8
    I saw an interview where he said pretty much the same thing as the following. This is about as credible a person and sighting as there is.

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    In 1957, Cooper was one of an elite band of test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base in California, in charge of several advanced projects, including the installation of a precision landing system.

    "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!

    "These guys were all pro cameramen, so the picture quality was very good.

    "The camera crew managed to get within 20 or 30 yards of it, filming all the time. It was a classic saucer, shiny silver and smooth, about 30 feet across. It was pretty clear it was an alien craft.

    "As they approached closer it took off."
     
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