A claim that NASA has been forced to admit the existence of extraterrestrial life has gone viral online. The confession came after information was allegedly leaked to the media that the agency has known about the existence of at least four extraterrestrial species for years. The report caused outrage among thousands of shocked readers who shared it on social media.
But it turned out that the report, published on a number of conspiracy theory blogs, such as Disclose TV, originated from a satirical website called Waterford Whispers News, which describes itself as a "fabricated satirical newspaper and comedy website."
According to the satirical piece that has caused widespread shock and outrage online, during a recent briefing, an agency spokesperson, Trish Chamberson, confessed and apologized to the world for the belated official announcement and tried to excuse the agency's cover-up of alien and UFO information by claiming that the agency simply "forgot to mention it" because it assumed that everyone already knew about it from online UFO and alien news sources and from watching fact-based sci-fi movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica.
"There are so many films, documentaries and TV programs on aliens, that we thought everyone was aware of them by now."
Chamberson, according to the satirical piece, confirmed that NASA was aware of the existence of at least four species of intelligent extraterrestrial beings that have been visiting Earth for thousands of years. She admitted that NASA and the government have been in contact with alien species for decades and that the friendlier of the species, such as the Pleiadians, have asked NASA to say hello to Earthlings for them.
"Sorry. We just kinda assumed everyone knew about it," Chamberson told a shocked crowd of media reporters at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. "There are so many films, documentaries and TV programs on aliens, that we thought everyone was aware of them by now."
Chamberson went on to confirm a number of claims that have been circulating in the UFO and alien blogosphere for years but dismissed by the majority as idle conspiracy theory tittle-tattle.
She confirmed, for instance, the existence of the alien species known popularly as the Grays. She also confirmed that the Grays have been visiting Earth for thousands of years and helped ancient human civilizations, such as Egypt and Maya, construct the ancient historical monuments, including the pyramids of Giza.
"Who do you think built the ancient pyramids? C'mon guys, it's quite obvious."
"We do apologize for this mix up, the whole thing just slipped our mind," a NASA scientist said. "We were so busy reverse-engineering their technology, we simply forgot all about it."
"They even have a base on the far side of the moon, and are currently mining several planets in our solar system for minerals," the scientist continued.
But conspiracy theorists who had mistaken the story for a real news report were disappointed and angry when fact-checking websites, such as Snopes, pointed out that the story was actually a satirical piece. In an effort to save face, some conspiracy theorists claimed that despite the fact that the story was published by a satirical news site, its claim that NASA expects everyone to know the truth about aliens from watching Star Trek and Star Wars was based on fact.
"NASA stands for Never A Strait Answer."
"I'm confused, don't know if I should believe this article."
"If this is true and this was said by NASA... all they are doing is trying to make it look like humans and earth are nothing special."
"There are 5 races in the Council of five, that the humans are in contact with."
The alien conspiracy theory website Exopolitics, for instance, reported that the creation of the Star Trek sci-fi TV series by Gene Roddenberry was based on classified information leaked about the clandestine U.S. Navy Space Fleet.
The U.S. Navy Space Fleet, allegedly a space program being run in alliance with technologically advance alien races, including the Greys, the Reptilians and the Tall Whites, was actually the basis of the Star Trek sci-fi series. Government agents had contacted Roddenberry and encouraged him to create a series based on a real-life secret space project as a tactful way of revealing the truth to Americans, Exopolitics claimed.
According to the conspiracy theorists Michael Salla, writing on Exopolitics blog, Roddenberry had a secret agreement with Leslie Stevens, creator of the TV series The Outer Limits. Stevens arranged with Roddenberry to create Star Trek based on information he obtained from his father, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Leslie Stevens, who died in 1956.
Vice Admiral Stevens had reportedly obtained information from Rear Admiral Rico Botta, who had been in charge of covert naval operations to obtain classified information about Nazi space programs in alliance with extraterrestrial partners.
According to Salla, Leslie Stevens Jr. was apparently approached by the authorities and given the permission to leak the information about the classified U.S. space program to Roddenberry.
Thus, according to conspiracy theorists, it is true that the government intended to let people know about its secret space programs in alliance with aliens through sci-fi movies inspired through secret leaks of information to screenwriters and producers.
Enthusiasts also argued that the satirical piece may have originated from government sources because its was also accurate in its explanation about why aliens are taking interest in human affairs and what they hope to gain from entering into alliances with human governments.
"The aliens are actually harmless and only interested in the planet's natural resources."
Conspiracy theorists believe that the major reason why aliens have taken interest in human affairs is that the Earth has abundant reserves of certain mineral and natural resources that aliens need.
For instance, it is believed that Tall White Aliens, who allegedly maintain a secret trade delegation at the Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, are desperately in need of aluminium and titanium to feed their advanced aerospace industries.
Tall White Aliens signed a trade agreement with the U.S. government in the 1950s to exchange advanced military technology for the mineral resource they need, according to conspiracy theorists.
But by far the most sinister commodity involved in alleged trade relations between the government and ETs is human DNA resources. According to conspiracy theorists, the U.S. government reached an agreement with the Grays to supply human DNA resources in exchange for advanced aerospace technology. The agreement, which granted the Grays permission to abduct a limited number of humans and harvest genetic material from them, backfired when the Grays deliberately began disregarding terms limiting the number of humans they were allowed to kidnap.
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