Internet is full of questions about whether legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin ever saw an alien spaceship.
The report gained strength when British publications said that it seemed that Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and three others, had passed the lie detector tests in "strict laboratory conditions" giving account of these sightings.
According to The Sun Aldrin, Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper took part in the study conducted by the Institute of Bioacoustics Biology in Albany, Ohio.
But there seems to be more to the story. Or less.
In initial reports, originating from the Daily Star, Aldrin, 88, is said to have claimed to have seen a spaceship on its way to the moon, adding: "There was something that was close enough to be observed … L-shaped "
Subsequent" lie detector "tests subsequently showed that he was telling the truth, Daily Star stated.
But questions have been raised about the veracity of the company that allegedly carried out the tests, without further information on its website that supports the claims or that Aldrin has ever taken part in a test.
Reports Aldrin also answered questions about an alleged encounter with alien life last week at Reddit Q & A with fans being revealed that it was indeed three years ago.
In Reddit's publication three years ago, Mr. Aldrin is asked directly: "Do you believe in aliens and what are the sightings that you see on board? Apollo 11?"
" At Apollo 11 on the way to the moon, I saw a light through the window that seemed to move alongside us, there were many explanations of what it might be, apart from another spaceship from another country or another world: either it was the rocket from which we had separated, or the 4 panels that went away when we extracted the lander from the rocket and we were in the nose to the nose with the two spaceships.
"So in the vicinity, moving away, there were 4 panels. And I am absolutely convinced that we were seeing the sun reflected in one of these panels. Which? I do not know. So, technically, the definition could be "unidentified."
"We understood exactly what that was, and when we came back, we interrogated and explained exactly what we had observed, and I felt that this had been distributed to the outside world, to the outside audience, and apparently not, and many years later, I had time in an interview to disclose these observations, on the television network of another country, and the UFOs in the United States were very angry with me, I had not given them the information, I was not an alien.
Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence, that's what Carl Sagan said.
"There may be extraterrestrials in our Milky Way, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. It was not so remarkable, so special, so unusual, that life here on earth evolved gradually, slowly, to where we are today.
"But the distances involved in where there may be some evidence of life, may be hundreds of light years away."
News.com.au has made contact approached Buzz Aldrin for comments.
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to set foot on the moon.
Upon landing, he is famously quoted as saying: "That is a small step for man, a giant leap for humanity".
Aldrin was on the same mission, Apollo 11, as Neil Armstrong and soon followed in his footsteps, making him the second man on the moon.
In total, Armstrong and Aldrin were on the lunar surface for only 21 hours, 36 minutes and 21 seconds.
This article appeared for the first time in The Sun and is republished with permission.