1985: Astronaut Gordon Cooper addressed a U.N. panel discussion on UFOs and ETs in New York. Panel was chaired by then U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Here it is.
The bellow message was given to the U.N. by Astronaut Gordon L. Cooper, one of America’s original seven Mercury Astronauts. Cooper orbited the Earth for a record 34 hour, 22 orbit flight in the spacecraft ‘Faith 7’, in May of 1963. He has been outspoken about the need for an open inquiry into UFOs and one of the first astronauts to tells us the truth.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper’s Message to the UN
“I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which are a little more technically advanced than we are on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion.
We may first have to show them that we have learned how to resolve our problems by peaceful means rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal team members. Their acceptance will have tremendous possibilities of advancing our world in all areas. Certainly then it would seem that the U.N. has a vested interest in handling the subject quickly and properly.
I should point out that I am not an experienced UFO professional researcher – I have not as yet had the privilege of flying a UFO nor of meeting the crew of one. However, I do feel that I am somewhat qualified to discuss them, since I have been into the fringes of the vast areas of which they travel. Also, I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes flying in fighter formation, generally from west to east over Europe. They were at a higher altitude than we could reach with our jet fighters….
If the U.N. agrees to pursue this project and lend the credibility to it, perhaps many more well qualified people will agree to step forth and provide help and information.”
When stationed as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, the astronaut Gordon Cooper – along with several other airmen – witnessed a UFO land in a nearby lake bed. The event was filmed by one of them on a movie camera. Cooper took his case to authorities. When the film was developed Cooper by them, it was also was ordered to send it to Washington. According to him that was the last that he saw of it, as the government never returned his film.
Next is the first ever interview he gave to a TV channel: