Ellie Zolfagharifard — Mail Online Nov 28, 2014
Conspiracy forums have been set ablaze this week after a lady claiming to be a former Nasa employee said she had seen humans on Mars.
The woman, named ‘Jackie’, called into American radio station, Coast to Coast AM, with a ‘confession’ that she had witnessed suited men running on the red planet in 1979.
Jackie said she was working as part of a ‘downstairs’ team downloading telemetry from a Viking Lander when she saw the humans via live feed.
‘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.’
Nasa has not corroborated the story, but this hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from claiming it as evidence for a ‘secret space programme.’
According to Jackie, six other Nasa workers saw the two humans walking on the red planet’s surface.
‘We ran upstairs – but they locked the door, and taped paper over the door so we couldn’t see,’ she said. ‘My question is – were they our guys?’
The Viking Mars mission was performed by two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, launched within a couple of weeks of each other in the 1970s.
Each spacecraft consisted of an orbiter and a lander, which travelled attached together for nearly a year to reach Mars orbit.
The orbiters then began taking pictures of the Martian surface, from which a landing site was selected. The landers then separated from the orbiters and soft landed.
Martian Civilisation Was Wiped Out by Aliens, Claims Physicist
Earlier this week, physicist Dr John Brandenburg said he believes an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race.
Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack – and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today.
Back in 2011 the scientist first postulated that the red colour on Mars could have been due to a naturally occurring thermonuclear explosion.
‘The Martian surface is covered with a thin layer of radioactive substances including uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium – and this pattern radiates from a hot spot on Mars,’ he told Fox News at the time.
‘A nuclear explosion could have sent debris all around the planet.’
But since then he has advanced his theory to the level that he now no longer thinks it was a naturally occurring explosion – but rather one planned by an intelligent alien race.
According to Vice, the conclusion of his latest paper says that nuclear isotopes in the atmosphere resembling hydrogen bomb tests ‘may present an example of civilisation wiped out by a nuclear attack from space.’