A report from a UK-based publication is being criticized by major news outlets online. The article claims that Buzz Aldrin admitted to seeing UFO.
The story in question is based on an alleged computer analysis of audio recordings of Buzz Aldrin, Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell, and Gordon Cooper. The analysis is reportedly obtained using top-secret technology owned by the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology.
Three Reasons Why The Buzz Aldrin Viral Report Is Highly Criticized
1. Both Mitchell and Cooper are dead. It is logical to assume that they did not participate in a recent study.
Mitchell died on Feb. 4, 2016, in his home in West Palm Beach a day before the 45th anniversary of his moon landing, NASA announced at the time. Cooper, meanwhile, died on Oct. 4, 2004, according to the agency.
2. The background of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology seems to be open to discussion.
In its aim for truth, Live Science contacted the company and requested the same documents cited in the now-viral report. In its response, the company has given Live Science various unrelated documents, including predictions on Harvey Weinstein.
On its Facebook page, the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology says it is a nonprofit organization focusing on natural healing. It claims to be one of the pioneers in the field of BioAcoustic Biology.
BioAcoustic is a real field of study, but as pointed out by Live Science, it investigates sound production and reception in animals. The only legitimate peer-review journal in the field is the Bioacoustics Journal.
3. Buzz Aldrin clarified that what he saw was a rocket crew or panels.
"There was something out there that was close enough to be observed, sort of L-shaped," the report quotes Aldrin. This was a comment which Aldrin wrote on Reddit three years ago. The report excludes his subsequent comment stressing that it was not an alien.
Buzz Aldrin On Claims About UFO Sighting
Aldrin has yet to respond personally as of press time. His representative denied the viral report in an email to Australia-based website Pedestrian. The same rebuttal was sent to fact-checking site Snopes.com. The representative is adamant that Aldrin did not undergo a lie detector test or saw a UFO.
"This story has been a fabrication for the sake of headlines and is not true as far as Buzz Aldrin is concerned ... this is someone just trying to capitalize on using his name to get press," the email reads.