One of the files has an article from the September 15, 1998 Weekly World News , in volume 19, superscript 51. That article narrates that NASA detected and decoded signals from a human civilisation.
Supposedly requesting help since they were doomed on a planet outside of our galaxy.
Signs of a human civilisation on another planet
The article says that the signal was detected in January 1998 , although it took several months before it was decoded.
Experts claimed that they intercepted an intergalactic distress signal from a human civilisation. Supposedly, it had already peaked and was dying when humanity was still in prehistory.
But only in the last few weeks, radio astronomers and experts have found the key to cracking the language based on mathematics . Thus was translated the desperate plea for help.
According to a senior NASA source in Houston, Russian space scientist Viktor Kulakov , who leads a United Nations research team at a state-operated observatory 80 kilometers northwest of Moscow.
Kulakov said the signal was sent from a point beyond our galaxy , possibly from Andromeda . He also assured that it was about 80,000 years ago, by a human civilisation more advanced than ours .
The fact that we received and decoded the message shows that the knowledge and technology of that civilisation were better than the terrestrial one .
But despite being much more advanced than us, the death of such a civilisation was not the result of a cosmic catastrophe . It was the result of its collapse , possibly due to the devastating use of some nuclear weapon.
The end of civilization
The scientist declined to provide a transcript of the message, but did say it started with a guilty plea . Then there was the request for help and finally, he passed the data of his location.
There was also an exact description of the devastation; explosions, widespread death and terminal illnesses.
The message contained a feeling of resignation and underlying guilt. It’s as if the senders recognized that the end of their planet was their fault.
Everything seems to indicate that they did not have the means to evacuate the remaining population. Interplanetary travel was possibly available to them, but only at a limited level . The message made it clear that they were trapped.
Kulakov is believed to have been made invisible by NASA and fired. In addition, any link that linked him to the agency was erased. It only remained as a curious note, as an atypical testimony.