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Now Clark McClelland backs up Mitchell! who is McClelland + why is he doing this?

Posted by dandare on August 4, 2008

I know the news about Clark McClelland, backing up Mitchell’s claim that extraterrestials exist, came out at the end of July 2008, but i have just been trying to assess his reasons for doing so, and find out some more information about him.

Apollo 15

Apollo 15

For those not up to date, it started with Edgar Mitchell admitting on Kerrang radio (from the UK), that he believed in aliens….please see here for my article on this, and to listen to the audio.

He had however, mentioned this before, in 1998 to The Sunday Times (please see link here ) and also in November 2007 (see link here ) so in a sense this is not new…. Those interested in his website, please go to http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/ . However, for some reason (why i’m not sure, as this radio station is not well known) it became common world wide phenomena very quickly… 

Then at the end of July 2008, Clark McClelland backed up Mitchell, saying that “ I, Clark C. McClelland, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, personally observed an 8 to 9 foot tall ET on his 27 inch video monitors while on duty in the Kennedy Space Center, Launch Control Center (LCC). The ET was standing upright in the Space Shuttle Payload Bay having a discussion with TWO tethered US NASA Astronauts! I also observed on my monitors, the spacecraft of the ET as it was in a stabilized, safe orbit to the rear of the Space Shuttle main engine pods ” (extract from article).

For the rest of this article please see Australia.to “NASA expert claims to have seen ET from UFO standing in shuttle payload bayduring space flight” . It then goes on to state where he has been, who can verify for him, and so on…. although it does say, that he is ready to tell his story, but for compensation.

 It seems that Mitchell believes he is legitimate, as he gives us many examples of where he has been, what he has done, and so on (all in this article). This is important, as there is not much information on him, that i can find out. Right at the end of the article above, there seems to be a motive here:

Most of you are not aware that my Space Program Retirement was DENIED TO ME!! I was told by several KSC high management people to not take a legal action, and that they were working to have my job returned to me with back pay! Yeah, SURE! Thanks to the Legal Gods that I found an attorney who would give me a free consultation. He told me that I had a fixed time limit to file an action against those responsible” (extract from article). Basically, the main thrust of this was that he is broke, and owed money, and by all accounts small changed (i must note so would i be too). Maybe this is nothing (if true of course), but must be mentioned however.

apollo 16 1972

apollo 16 1972

So i’m thinking, wow this is big stuff, but i’m honestly worried; why? can i just take this statement on faith… i’m afraid not. so although interesting, i cannot say “well hell i believe him”.

Do not get me wrong, i believe that UFOs (the small % that is not explained away) are either extraterrestials, or they are a government Black Ops project. However, there is no way of knowing if he is telling the truth.

The timing of this also interests me…. NASA’s fiftieth birthday has just passed, and then these 2 (who have already shown their feelings before, but to little effect), have been getting attention, although to be fair only limited attention. Of course, many theories can be concluded from this…NASA makes you sign a secrecy clause, so you could be in trouble with both them and the government.

Unless this is some kind of program led by the government/ NASA in a round about way, towards educating us to the ETs of this world. Again though, i just feel this an odd way of doing it, if that was the case. Although maybe, they both (or one or the other) were told to make these statements to protect a secret black ops project being tested. mmm, not sure about that either. There are other scenarios too.

I’m not really scratching the surface here, but you see the problems we have here; there is the fact that Mitchell has mentioned this before, but it got nowhere, but now it hits the headlines, why? 

We have McClelland, who makes this statement basically in favour of Mitchell, and wants compensation, for the full story, why? and why not wait until he has more evidence. The only worrying thing is, that the more i read this, the more i think of Bob Lazar, and believe me that is not a good thing.
In conclusion, i am not sure what to make of this, although i feel Mitchell has more to offer, and is definately more creditable in what he is trying to say than McClelland.

I am fascinated by what has happened, but alarm bells are ringing; what i would like however, is for a serious debate to take place, not just in the mainstream media, but with NASA and governments, publically about all this… but this is never going to happen. 

Sorry if this has come out in a bit of a mess, as i have literally just written out what i feel on the matter…. i will follow this closely and see where it leads us, and update again if i can find out some more…. 

I would love to hear your views on this… please leave them in the comments section below.   



Reuters link to Mitchell with video seen here 


Interesting information on Mitchell by Discovery.com here .

Ufo conspiracy.com has “JFK Presidential Emblem given to Clark McClelland on November 16th, 1963

Also an interesting article about McClelland “Did rocketeer Wernher Von Braun see aliens at Roswell

ufologie.net has  an article on McClelland here .

2 Responses to “Now Clark McClelland backs up Mitchell! who is McClelland + why is he doing this?”

  1. Clark worked with one of the space shuttle crews. He’s what’s called a Ground Test Astronaut. He no longer works for NASA though.

    If interested, I just posted a post regarding the same topic here in regard to those in the UFO community demeaning Dr. Edgar Mitchell.
    Ufological Woes and Bonfire of Vanities – UFO Style

  2. Hermes Rivera said


    My name is Hermes. I live in Florida and I just came across this article that you wrote last year on Mr. Clark McClelland.

    I have known Clark for 20 years. I met him at South Florida Community College in June of 1989 while he was there doing a lecture on UFOs and the unknown. Clark is an extremely inteligent individual who served at NASA with the greatest of pride until they “screwed” him in 1992 by letting him go because of his belief. Clark, like many other astronauts, believes that the world has a right to know the truth about aliens and their existence. We have had contact with alien life forms since 1947 and the government knows that, but so does Clark, Mitchel and others, including Neil Armstrong (who refuses to talk about the subject in public) and Buzz Aldrin. They all know Clark McClelland is not lying, they just won’t back him up because they are afraid that the same thing that happened to him with NASA will happen to them. The words “UFO” and “Aliens” is forbidden at NASA.

    For years the government had denied the existence of Area 51. They said that it didn’t exist. That there was no such thing. It wasn’t even on the maps, yet photos and more photos kept showing up that indeed it was there. It wasn’t until Bill Clinton took office that the existence of Area 51 was finally admitted to be real. President Clinton himself ackowledged himself that Area 51 is real and it indeed exists, so how can we trust the government when they say that aliens do not exist?

    On 29 September 1995, President Bill Clinton signed Presidential Determination No. 95-45, which stated in part: “I find that it is in the paramount interest of the United States to exempt the United States Air Force’s operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada (Area 51) from any applicable requirement for the disclosure to unauthorized persons of classified information concerning that operating location.”

    Clark McClelland’s life has been destroyed by the higher powers within NASA. His pension for 34 years of service, denied. You know what’s amazing about all this? I went to the Kennedy Space Center some time ago with my family to take photos and video and just have a good day there and I came across a retired astronaut that was giving a paid tour to some people, as the KSC has a special tour where you pay, I think, $30.00 and you get a personalized tour with a recent or retired astronaut. Anyways, this astronaut, who’s name I cannot recall, was giving this tour and he stopped at the middle section of the Saturn V rocket to explain how that worked, etc. I interrupted him and asked him if he knew a gentleman by the name of Clark McClelland and he said “No I don’t recall anyone here by that name.” and then I said “He was a ground test astronaut and he worked here between 1958 and 1992. Well, you would think this guy, who has been at NASA for over 40 years, has got to know the man, especially since Mr. McClelland worked in the Apollo and Shuttle programs. Well anyways, he simply denied that a Clark McClelland ever worked at NASA or the Space program, which is 100% B.S because if you have visited Mr. McCelland’s web site and you have seen his photographs, you can see VERY clearly where Clark is standing right next to the shuttle with some astronauts ( I don’t know of any tour that lets you get that close to a shuttle) and also there is a photograph of him standing right outside the main door to the launch control center (again, I don’t know of any tour that takes you there) so his photographs are legitimate and proof that he did work at NASA like he says. If you have a good photo editor, do a close up of his ID badge on his shirt. His ID badge has a red frame around it which is given to people with Top Secret clearance at the cape. Mr. McClelland had Top Secret clearance.

    I know that Clark’s story is sometimes hard to believe for some people because of the fact that he is asking for a compensation for his story, but Mr. Dare let me ask you this:

    When the twin towers were attacked by the Bin Laden terrorists in New York, a lot of people (witnesses) recorded the events on home video and saw everything that happened. The news media, including Larry King, CNN, ABC, NBC, Oprah…They all PAID top dollar for those stories and compensated those who they interviewed, especially those who recorded video, so why can’t Mr. McClelland get compensated to tell his amazing story?

    When you have doubts, always remember Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s words: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

    Have a great day.

    -Hermes Rivera
    -Daytona Beach, FL

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