(CNN) -- Earth Day may fall later this week, but as far as former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell and other UFO enthusiasts are concerned, the real story is happening elsewhere.
Mitchell, who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, asserted Monday that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by the U.S. and other governments.
Mankind has long wondered if we're "alone in the universe. [But] only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we're not alone," Mitchell said.
"Our destiny, in my opinion, and we might as well get started with it, is [to] become a part of the planetary community. ... We should be ready to reach out beyond our planet and beyond our solar system to find out what is really going on out there."
Exactly! But of course, Christians already believe that we have been visited by extra-terrestrials- angels, spirits and of course, Jesus. All very interesting and, well, spiritual.
Some Christians believe that the Great Big Space Ship will return 'any day now' and load up the 'good' people and whisk them off to never-never land.
How do I get a 'ticket' to that GBSS? And, by the way, isn't it a bit late? You know, if the GBSS were a commercial airlines, it would be out of business by now with that eternally late problem that it demonstrates.
Seems to me that the disciples of Jesus had their bags all packed and were waiting on the tarmak shortly after Jesus died. I think that their suitcases are still there- albeit a bit dusty.
Beam me up, Scotty!