In a recent development that Hollywood could only hope for, a former NASA employee is claiming that there was a secret manned mission in the 1970s, and that the space agency covered it up. The woman, identified only as “Jackie,” said she was part of the team monitoring the Viking Lander expedition in 1979, and that she saw human figures on Mars.
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‘I wonder if you could solve a 27-year-old mystery for me,’ she asked the presenter. ‘That old Viking rover was running around. Then I saw two men in space suits – not the bulky suits we normally used, but they looked protective. They came over the horizon walking to the Viking Explorer.’ Jackie claims that she and six others witnessed the two humans walking on the surface.
“We ran upstairs – but they locked the door, and taped paper over the door so we couldn’t see. My question is – were they our guys?”
Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with these claims, as they believe Jackie’s claim gives them further proof that secret landings on Mars were carried out in the 60s and 70s.
Former CIA pilot John Lear previously claimed that NASA landed on Mars in 1966, and humans were able to breath the thin Martian air.
‘Firstly, the Viking landing craft did not send a live TV feed back to Earth, and as its name suggests it simply landed on the Martian surface, it did not have wheels like the latest Curiosity craft.
Her grasp of technological terms seems hazy and of course by remaining anonymous it is virtually ‘impossible to know if she really worked for Nasa.’
The story does however strike a note with conspiracy theorists who believe that Nasa and other human agencies have secretly visited Mars and established colonies there.
Jackie’s claim follows a similarly bizarre theory by physicist Dr John Brandenburg who believes an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race.
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