If you think NASA has more information about UFOs than they are letting on, then you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the majority. The US space agency and other space agencies are hiding information about alien spacecraft. This idea shows up, and has for years, in internet forums, social media, TV shows, memes, and movies. Almost as interesting as any special secret is why it is kept secret.
And for the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life , the answers run the gamut: they would cause too much peace, they would create too much chaos, they would give too much technology to too many people, or maybe they would just be a real disappointment. But it seems that what could be considered “alternative theories” could be real.
NASA hides the truth
It all started when a British hacker shared his findings after hacking into NASA files two decades ago. The United States tried to extradite Gary McKinnon after he gained access to NASA files and threatened the now 56-year-old former hacker with jail for more than 60 years.
“It is a fact that there are objects that we do not understand that are flying in our skies, it is also a fact that there are scientific, intelligence and military departments that study these objects,” McKinnon said. “I was absolutely stunned and those folders had thousands more images.”
By order of US authorities, McKinnon was arrested in 2002 and then again in 2005, told that his hacking caused more than $700,000 worth of damage. In blocking McKinnon’s extradition in 2012, May cited McKinnon’s Asperger syndrome and Keir Starmer, who was director of public prosecutions at the time, and confirmed that the hacker would not face charges in the UK.
McKinnon is certain that evidence of UFOs is being hidden in the US and was inspired to hack NASA files after Donna Hare, a former NASA worker, claimed that the space agency had been deleting UFO evidence images. In an attempt to verify Hare’s claim, McKinnon gained access to NASA files and claims to have seen four folders marked: Leaked; without filter; Processed; and unedited.
However, due to his slow Internet connection, McKinnon was only able to copy one image from the space agency’s folders: the image of a cigar-shaped spaceship. Several media outlets, including The Sun, have attempted to contact NASA for comment, however, per his policy, they have not and will not respond.
Interestingly, last May, the US space agency announced that it would intensify its efforts to search for answers to UFOs. NASA confirmed it would assist US government investigations into the search for extraterrestrial life following the first Congressional hearings on ‘Unexplained Aerial Phenomena’ (UAP) in more than 50 years. However, McKinnon doesn’t think the renewed interest will lead to much more disclosure, and he has questions about the motivations behind it.
“[The hearing] is not significant at all for disclosure, these hearings, panel discussions and the like are never fruitful for disclosure,” McKinnon explained. “We must not forget the military mentality: the unknown is a threat or a potential tool to use. The disclosure comes from witnesses, not the military or the government, all they give us are lies.”
The former hacker is convinced that the United States is covering up information about UFOs, either because the ships are so advanced that they are beyond human comprehension or because they have managed to extract secret technology from mysterious objects that they want to keep hidden.
After allegedly hacking into NASA websites — where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships — the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London home. If convicted, McKinnon could receive a 70-year prison term and up to $2 million in fines.After allegedly hacking into NASA websites — where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships — the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London home. If convicted, McKinnon could receive a 70-year prison term and up to $2 million in fines.