Environmental Design Renewable Energy Basketball Star Trek Architecture Photography Articles To Get You Thinking VR & Games Soccer Japan Android Doodling & Drawing Ireland Genealogy The Ancient World Beautiful Britain Sci-Fi Sailor Moon Nature Photography Norse Mythology Potterheads Amazing Earth The Global Economy Woodworking Artificial Intelligence & Robotics The World of Maps and Navigation Chess Landscaping Toy Models & Crafts Weddings Coffee & Tea Cooking Cats and Dogslivescience #Space #Aliens #Extraterrestrial A viral story that's making the rounds online claims Buzz Aldrin, the famous astronaut who traveled with Neil Armstrong to the moon aboard Apollo 11, somehow proved via a lie-detector test to have seen a UFO in outer space.Let's be very clear here: This is flat-out wrong. First, the news reports misrepresent what Aldrin actually said.In a Reddit comment three years ago, Aldrin said that, while he did see something shiny out the window in space, he believes it was the sun reflecting off one of four discarded panels from his own spacecraft.Second, it's part of a report, published in the Daily Star Sunday (April 8), that says astronauts "Aldrin, Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper all took part in the study." [13 Famous People Who Believe in Aliens]This is impossible.The "study" in this case refers to some ill-defined lie-detector test designed to prove that these men had seen UFOs and were "completely convinced" that signs of alien life were genuine, undertaken under "laboratory conditions."This is nonsense for several reasons, but the most salient of them, as The Independent pointed out, is that both Mitchell and Cooper are dead. They absolutely did not "take part" in any recent study.What actually happened is that a company called The Institute of Bio Acoustic Biology released some Microsoft Word documents claiming to distinguish some deeper truth from pre-existing audio recordings of the astronauts.The documents, which the company later sent to Live Science, claim to be the results of computer analysis, but that's somewhat doubtful.Here's a sample from the "vocal profile" of Aldrin:"Aldrin believes what he is saying emotionally but has doubts intellectually.
He has a firm belief in what he saw but logical awareness that he cannot explain what he saw; therefore he thinks he should be doubted.His gut level emotions and system of integrity is well grounded with the exception that he has some issues around people asking too much of him and expecting him to take care of things for them.For the benefit of the people, he wants his statements about his seeing a UFO to be believed."Again, not only does this directly contradict what Aldrin has actually said on the matter, but it doesn't remotely resemble a computer analysis of any kind.And this is where the third problem with the Star's report comes in: It's scientifically indefensible.Even true lie-detector tests simply do not have scientific validity.