Mercury & Gemini Astronaut, Colonel Gordon Cooper
At Edwards Air Force Base I was having some of the cameramen film precision landings. A saucer flew right over them, put down three landing gears, and landed out on the dry lakebed. They went out with their cameras towards the UFO. It lifted off and flew off at a very high rate of speed. … I had a chance to hold it [the film] up to the window to look at it. Good close-up shots. There was no doubt in my mind that it was made someplace other than on this earth. … In my opinion they were worried it would panic the public if they knew that someone had vehicles that had this kind of performance. So they started telling lies about it. Then I think they had to cover it with another lie. Now they don’t know how to get out of it. pp. 225 – 229. See also Gordon Cooper & Bruce Henderson, Leap of Faith: An Astronaut’s Journey into the Unknown, pp. 80 – 91, 194 – 200.