For decades, alien conspiracy theorists have insisted that there are aliens or UFOs hidden away in a secretive military testing base in the deserts of Nevada. However, the boss of NASA has now insisted there are no aliens in Area 51. He also said that we won’t be going to Mars any time soon, due to the lack of toilet facilities there.
This is all according to Major Charles Frank Bolden Jr, who recently took questions from school children during the “Hot Seat” program on Sky News.
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Bolden first spoke about his history as a shuttle astronaut and gave details of what happened while in space, but then continued fielding various questions.
While he insists there are no aliens or even UFOs to be found there, he does say that Area 51 itself does indeed exist. The Mirror Online quoted Bolden as saying that when looking for aliens, the world would have to look much further afield, but said, “We’re going to find evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe.”
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 20, 2015
The NASA administrator was speaking to 10-year-old Carmen Dearing on the subject when he was featured on the Hot Seat program. It can happen, he said, but people must understand there are no aliens in Area 51 itself.
“I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems – the billions of solar systems in the universe.”
“Today we know that there are literally thousands, if not millions of other planets, many of which may be very similar to our own earth.”
“So some of us, many of us believe that we’re going to find evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe.”
So according to Bolden, both Area 51 and alien life do exist, but just not in the same place. It was at that point during the Hot Seat show that Bolden admitted he had personally visited Area 51, but says it is not what many think it is, stressing that the base is just a perfectly “normal research and development place.”
Saying that he definitely saw no downed UFOs or aliens in Area 51, he said it is likely due to the secrecy involved in aeronautics research that makes the research base a prime target for conspiracy theorists to think they are hiding alien beings or UFOs.
Alien fans will just have to be patient, as he is sure that one day man will find evidence of other forms of life, maybe not in our solar system, but definitely elsewhere in one of the billions of other solar systems out there in the universe.
Besides denying the existence of aliens in Area 51, the subject of Mars also came up and the NASA head told the school children there won’t be any landings there for a while, mainly due to the lack of toilet facilities.
Apparently, at present, they just don’t have the ways and means to make toilets available and that, obviously, is a huge problem for the astronauts.
“Our technical abilities are not what we want it to be now. We need better life support systems, we need a toilet that’s not going to break on the way there, then when we get to the Martian surface we need [a toilet] that’s going to work over and over again. Toilets are a big deal.”
He did add that NASA is planning to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, but that it will probably only initially be an orbital mission, with no actual landing on the red planet.
According to the International Business Times, Bolden also revealed his frustration over other conspiracy theories that said the moon landing was fake. He told the children that he has “no doubts we went to the Moon” and that he had “no doubts that we’re going to Mars in your lifetime.”
So, despite the many alleged alien sightings reported on the Inquisitr, those keen on seeing a little green or grey man up front and personal will have to wait awhile, as there are no aliens in Area 51. They will also have to be patient on the subject of a Mars landing.
For now we will just have to rely on Mulder and Scully of X-files fame that the “Truth is out there.”
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