And Mitchell's since backed-off/clarified those interviews.
He says he's repeateding what he was told by "old timers" he clearly thinks are credible. That's all.
Edgar Mitchell wrote:
Yes and my information comes from what I call “the old timers,” because I grew up in the Roswell area and when I went to the moon, some of the old timers from that period, some locals, and others military and intelligence people, who were under rather severe oaths to not reveal any of this and kind of wanted to get their conscience clear and off their chests before they passed on, selected me and said, independently – this wasn’t a group effort – independently that maybe I might be a safe person to tell their story to. And all of them confirmed, and what I’m saying is they confirmed the Roswell incident was a real incident and they in some way had some part in it that they wanted to talk about.
etc., etc. "A friend of mine told me..." Blah blah.