Can you believe it's been 70 years since an extraterrestrial spaceship allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico? It's true, the sighting was reported in July, 1947.
Conspiracy theorists have been claiming ever since that the U.S. government has been withholding information about UFOs. A YouTuber recently posted a video claiming NASA is on the brink of announcing contact with intelligent alien life. As you can probably guess, the video is fake.
Has NASA made contact with alien life?
A YouTuber with the handle, Anonymous Global, released a video this week claiming NASA has made contact with alien life. The masked man spends over 12 minutes reading from alleged official government documents from agencies like NASA and the FBI.
The documents cover recent discoveries both in and outside our solar system that supposedly strengthen the case for life on other planets. Watch the following video to see the claims.
Excitement about life beyond Earth was sparked earlier this year when NASA announced seven Earth-sized planets had been discovered in a new solar system. It's the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star.
Of those seven planets, three of them are located in the habitable zone. This is the area around the parent star where it is most likely to have water.
Scientists said all of the newly found planets are capable of having liquid on them, which is crucial to maintaining life as we know it. But water would most likely be found on the three planets in the prime location.
This system is about 40 light-years from Earth, which is nearly 235 trillion miles. It is located in the constellation Aquarius. The planets are exoplanets, meaning they are outside of our solar system.
This video posted by Anonymous Global begins by reading text related to a congressional hearing and predicts the announcement that extraterrestrial life being discovered is imminent. Many of the documents referred to in the video quote both current and former members of NASA.
One NASA scientist said during a congressional hearing in April, "Our civilization is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos. Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life we are on the verge of making one of the most profound and unprecedented discoveries in history."
Even though people have been infatuated with alien life for decades, nowhere in this video is there proof that NASA has discovered life beyond Earth. In fact, the video is a fake. It even caught the attention of major news organizations that thought the video was associated with the hacker group Anonymous, which it's not.