There is a long list of astronauts who claimed to have seen strange anomalies while being in outer space and strongly supported U̳F̳O̳ phenomena. After returning from Moon, former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced an epiphany that changed his thoughts about the origin of life on Earth and accused the government of hiding the truth.
In February 1971, after the successful completion of the mission, the Apollo 14 crew returned to Earth. Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell became the fifth and sixth astronauts to walk on the moon’s surface. While Shepard chose to live in the glory, Mitchell became the main troublemaker for many years.
He publicly accepted the existence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s after being on the Moon and stuck to it until his de̳a̳t̳h̳. He accused the US government of hiding the truth about contact with a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s. Immediately after his return, Mitchell left NASA and immersed himself in studying U̳F̳O̳s, A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ history, and human consciousness.
Mitchell described it as a feeling of complete dissolution in the infinite universe, accompanied by ecstasy, as well as a clear understanding of the absolute unity of man and the cosmos, which seemed to him an incredibly A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ and intelligent self-regulating system.
In general, Mitchell returned from the Moon as a completely different person. He moved to California, where he co-founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences. This non-profit organization was engaged in research, which was skeptical of mainstream science. The institute conducted experiments with yoga, meditation, extrasensory perception, telepathy, telekinesis, etc.