Boyd Bushman sent alien conspiracy theorists into a frenzy with a deathbed video claiming he had proof of alien life, but now it appears that the Lockheed Martin scientist has been debunked.
In a 33-minute video posted to YouTube, Bushman claimed that one of his top-secret jobs with the military contractor was to “reverse-engineer” an alien UFO for the U.S. military. Bushman also shared what he claimed were photographs of aliens who work at the mysterious Area 51 in the Nevada desert.
Boyd Bushman even provided a backstory for the aliens, claiming that they traveled from a planet known as Quintumnia using technology that allowed them to cross the university in just 45 years.
Bushman also described some of the aliens’ extraordinary abilities.
“They’re able to use their own voice by telepathy to talk to you,” he said. “You walk in the room with one of them, and all of a sudden you find yourself giving the answer to your question in your own voice.”
The video was a perfect storm for conspiracy theorists. It had the intrigue of a deathbed confession, some juicy photographs and seeming confirmation that the U.S. government was working with alien technology at Area 51.
Unfortunately for those UFO lovers, the video appeared to be at least partially a fabrication. A Quebec newspaper, QVTC, found out that the “alien” Bushman showed in his photograph is actually a doll that anyone can pick up at Walmart.
But some still believe Boyd Bushman may have had some truth in his amazing alien story. The Arizona Republic pointed out that his evidence about UFOs seemed to fit the description many witnesses had seen in the skies above Phoenix, which has 456 reports on UFOstalker.com, a website that records UFO sightings around the world.
“I was out in my yard observing the stars when something caught my eye to my right (the east) as I looked I saw something gray in color flying towards me, over me, then past me as I turned to follow It I noticed It flying out of sight towards the west,” an unnamed user reported.
Whatever secrets Boyd Bushman had about UFOs or aliens is now lost. The Lockheed Martin scientist passed away in August.