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The European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission has discovered lots of molecular oxygen being produced in the core of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This is compelling evidence in support of the claims made by British astrobiologists that the comet is rich with microbial life.

Normally, the discovery of oxygen being produced would generate great scientific excitement over the likelihood that life of some kind has to be responsible for this process. But the European Space Agency is having none of it and is doing its best to explain away the surprising finding of molecular oxygen by saying that it is due to some “unknown” planetary formation process dating back billions of years.

The Rosetta Mission released its findings on October 28 through its website in a release titled: “First Detection of Molecular Oxygen at a Comet.”  According to the Rosetta Mission scientists:

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has made the first in situ detection of oxygen molecules outgassing from a comet, a surprising observation that suggests they were incorporated into the comet during its formation. 

The idea that the molecular oxygen has been frozen in the core of the comet since its formation is a surprising hypothesis, yet one that the Rosetta Mission scientists are seriously proposing.

“We weren’t really expecting to detect O2 at the comet – and in such high abundance – because it is so chemically reactive, so it was quite a surprise,” says Kathrin Altwegg of the University of Bern, and principal investigator of the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis instrument, ROSINA.

“It’s also unanticipated because there aren’t very many examples of the detection of interstellar O2. And thus, even though it must have been incorporated into the comet during its formation, this is not so easily explained by current Solar System formation models.” 

Rosetta Mission scientists went on to say that the previously unknown process was linked to water:

The amount of molecular oxygen detected showed a strong relationship to the amount of water measured at any given time, suggesting that their origin on the nucleus and release mechanism are linked. By contrast, the amount of O2 seen was poorly correlated with carbon monoxide and molecular nitrogen, even though they have a similar volatility to O2. In addition, no ozone was detected.

Back in July 2015, a group of British astrobiologists and astronomers said that the discovery of organic compounds on comet’s surface by the Philae lander was evidence of microbial life. The scientists claims were covered by the Guardian newspaper that ran a story titled: “The Philae lander could be sitting on comet full of aliens — and wouldn’t know about it.”

The Guardian cited one of the astrobiologists involved in early plans for the Rosetta mission for its startling headline:

Astronomer and astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, who was involved in the mission planning 15 years ago, said: “I wanted to include a very inexpensive life-detection experiment. At the time it was thought this was a bizarre proposition.

European Space Agency scientists were quick to respond and dismiss the claims of Wickramsinghe and his colleagues that the Rosetta Mission could not detect life. In a July 6 Guardian story, one of the Rosetta Mission scientists, Uwe Meierhenrich of Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, responded to Wickramasinghe’s claims:

Life is quite picky about which chemicals it utilises; therefore, if life were present on the comet, this would recognisably boost a number of key molecules. COSAC and the PTOLEMY instrument on Philae could measure this enhancement. “We can thereby well distinguish between the biological and astrochemical formation of organics,” wrote Meierhenrich.

Meierhenrich went on to say: “No scientist active in any of the Rosetta instrument science teams assumes the presence of living micro-organisms beneath the cometary surface crust.”

Consequently, with the discovery of molecular oxygen being released by Comet 67P, Rosetta mission scientists have proclaimed that since there is no life on the comet, that molecular oxygen is therefore not a good biosignature as previously thought:

“If we look at exoplanets, our goal of course will be to detect biosignatures, to see if the planet contains life,” said Kathrin Altwegg, Rosetta scientist with the Physics Institute and Center for Space and Habitability at the University of Bern in Germany. “And as far as I know, so far the combination of methane and O2 was a hint that you have life underneath it. On the comet, we have both methane and O2, but we don’t have life. So it’s probably not a very good biosignature.”

The discovery of molecular oxygen being produced by the comet’s core is, however, powerful evidence in support of the claims by Wickramsinghe and his colleagues that microbial life exists on Comet 67P.

Is it possible that European Space Agency scientists are misleading the public with their claims that microbial life does not exist on Comet 67P?

A Russian study into a mysterious buildup on the surface of the International Space Station suggests that the European Space Agency is cooperating with NASA in deliberately ignoring the possibility that life can exist and even flourish in the vacuum of space.

On August 19, 2014, Tass announced that Russian scientists had found organisms similar to sea plankton flourishing in the vacuum of space after an exhaustive one year study of what was found on the International Space Station surface. Vladimir Solovyev, chief of the Russian International Space Station orbital mission, said:

Results of the scope of scientific experiments which had been conducted for a quite long time were summed up in the previous year, confirming that some organisms can live on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS) for years amid factors of a space flight, such as zero gravity, temperature conditions and hard cosmic radiation. Several surveys proved that these organisms can even develop.

He went on to say that “it was not quite clear how these microscopic particles could have appeared on the surface of the space station.”

Importantly, the Russian scientists found that the sea plankton was growing suggesting that space based sea plankton is an extremophile capable of reproducing in the vacuum of space with minimal heat.

If sea plankton can thrive on the surface of the International Space Station, then it’s more than likely that similar extremophile forms of life can thrive inside the core of a comet, and on its surface as Wickramasinghe and his colleagues claim.

The connection to water with the oxygen production observed by Rosetta Mission scientists can therefore be explained as resulting from the most hospitable environment for the growth of sea plankton on Comet 67P. Sea plankton is responsible for much of the oxygen production on Earth:

It is estimated that marine plants produce between 70 and 80 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Nearly all marine plants are single celled, photosynthetic algae.

Mainstream media sources are running with the European Space Agency’s claims that life does not exist on Comet 67P and therefore the oxygen being produced there is purely some kind of anomalous astrochemical process. This is leading to claims that oxygen is not a reliable biosignature as previously thought when it comes to the study of exoplanets by space telescopes.

However, the 2014 Russian study has revealed that an extremophile form of sea plankton can exist in the vacuum of space; this suggests that something similar could flourish inside Comet 67P. The discovery of molecular oxygen by the Rosetta Mission may therefore by the byproduct of a form of sea plankton growing inside Comet 67P which has extensive deposits of water inside that heats up as the comet approaches the sun.

The October 28 announcement by the European Space Agency that Comet 67P is producing molecular oxygen supports dissident astrobiologist claims that the comet is teeming with microbial life. By summarily dismissing such claims, and instead proposing a convoluted theory that the oxygen production can be dated back to an unknown process that occurred billions of years ago, is the European Space Agency deceiving the public?

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice



Scientists from the University of Buckingham have released a picture of an extraterrestrial from deep space that is bombarding the Earth. No, it’s not part of an extraterrestrial invasion. Rather, it is evidence supporting the theory of panspermia, in which microscopic life forms exist in the vacuum of space, and can seed life by arriving in great numbers on habitable planets like the Earth.


Alien Organism Discovered by University Buckingham scientists

A team of scientists, including Professor Milton Wainwright, from the University of Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, have conducted scientific tests in the stratosphere. These show that organisms not found on the Earth are arriving from outer space.

Professor Wainwright claims the results prove that life exists outside the Earth. In an interview with Britain’s Express newspaper, he said:

Our team has caused quite a stir over the last couple of two years by claiming these microbes are continually arriving to Earth from space. Our critics have been vocal in dismissing our work but, as yet, no one has provided a viable alternative explanation for our peer reviewed work…. As far as we can tell the particle has no relation to anything found on Earth.

In addition to the microbial life arriving from outer space, Professor Wainwright also revealed that heavy elements were found in the stratosphere. This suggests that these are extraterrestrial arrivals, as well, rather than material being carried up into the stratosphere by winds:

This latest launch is also exciting because the team has found particles containing, so-called, rare earth elements at a height close to 30 kilometres in the stratosphere. These particle masses are too big to have been carried up from Earth and, like the alien life forms we find, must be incoming to Earth from space.

The pictures of extraterrestrial microbes released by Wainwright’s scientific team supports an earlier finding by Russian scientists.

On Aug 19, 2014, ITAR-TASS reported that Russian scientists had found microbial life, similar to sea plankton, on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians first detected the microbes over a year earlier and confirmed that these organisms can live in zero gravity within the extremely low temperatures and cosmic radiation. Despite the harsh conditions, the scientists reported that the bacteria were thriving on the surface of ISS and could live there for years.

The Russian discovery is startling since it confirms that extraterrestrial microbes can flourish in deep space. Vladimir Solovyev, chief of the Russian ISS orbital mission said:

Results of the experiment are absolutely unique. We have found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on the illuminator surface. This should be studied further.

NASA’s reaction to the startling Russian discovery was silence. This lack of reaction supports the claims of Richard Hoover, a veteran 46 year NASA astrobiologist, who says the civilian U.S. space agency is willfully ignoring clear evidence of extraterrestrial life.

The findings of the University of Buckingham scientists, along with the earlier Russian discovery of a form of sea plankton growing on ISS windows, is powerful evidence that microbial extraterrestrial life is very common throughout our solar system and the galaxy.

The picture of a microscopic space organism arriving on Earth may not be quite what people were expecting for their first glimpse of an extraterrestrial visitor. If these tiny space visitors have been arriving for a very long time – as panspermia advocates suggest – who else might be arriving that is awaiting the right scientific detection tools to discover them? 

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Moon Meeting March 2015

On Tuesday, Dr. John Grunsfeld, head of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate told the House Science, Technology and Space Committee that extraterrestrial life is on the verge of being discovered. For many, Grunsfeld’s bold prediction was basically a pitch to the House Committee to increase spending levels for NASA’s space exploration missions, where recent successes by NASA in discovering water on other planets and moons in our solar system justifies more funding. Was his discovery prediction merely a pitch for more funding based on recent scientific discoveries, or is there a deeper ‘exopolitics’ agenda at play concerning the imminent disclosure of extraterrestrial life?

 Grunsfeld told the House Committee:

Are we alone? Many, many people on planet Earth want to know…. We are on the cusp of being able to answer that question.

 The Huffington Post gave a summary of the recent developments concerning the discovery of water in the solar system:

 There’s evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter’s moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than twice as much water as Earth. There are at least half a dozen of these ocean worlds in our solar system alone — and where there’s water, there may be answers about the potential for life across the universe.

In addition, there was the recent discovery of a rocky exoplanet only 60% larger than earth that rotates around a sun similar to our own, in a comparable orbit of 385 days. Scientists said that the likelihood that Kepler has surface water, and therefore the right conditions for life to evolve is very good.

NASA’s recent scientific discoveries and bold predictions by Grunsfeld and other NASA officials lead to the conclusion that the public is being prepared for the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life. Is this merely a result of genuine scientific advances in NASA’s ability to better detect the conditions for life in our and other solar system? Or is Grunsfeld’s prediction part of a deeper ‘exopolitics’ agenda driven by developments behind the scenes?

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Illustration of Blue Avian that appeared on stage in secret meeting held on the moon in March 2015

Beginning in early March 2015, there was an alleged meeting on the moon involving up to 70 private individuals along with about 120 officials representing different secret space programs and national governments who heard plans about disclosing the existence of extraterrestrial life. The meeting was addressed by an 8ft tall extraterrestrial called Raw-Teir-Eir who belongs to an alien race called the “Blue Avians” that is part of an alliance called the Sphere Being Alliance. The Sphere Being Alliance is allegedly intent on helping bring about full disclosure of extraterrestrial life.

Two of the individuals that attended that secret moon meeting have revealed themselves to varying extents. Corey Goode, who initially used the pseudonym GoodETxSG when his testimony first emerged in October 2014, publicly revealed himself in early April. The second individual, a military officer who uses the pseudonym Lt Col Gonzales, more recently allowed  summaries of two secret space program meetings he attended in June to be released. The summaries were Goode’s notes on the oral briefings Gonzales had given to Goode who did not attend the two meetings. Goode gave video testimony of the secret moon meeting held in March that both he and Gonzales attended which is available for free online at Gaia TV.

Goode’s and Gonzales’ testimonies suggest that public officials at NASA, the European Space Agency and other national space programs have been advised that plans are advancing quickly behind the scenes to disclose to the general public the truth about extraterrestrial life. In order to better prepare the world for the psychological shock of discovering that extraterrestrial life is real and that government institutions have been withholding this for decades, officials such as Grunsfeld are very active in playing up the imminent nature of a discovery of extraterrestrial life. Presentations such as Grunsfeld’s at the House Science Committee are a good opportunity to generate media interest in the implications of such a discovery while making it appear as though the only hidden agenda is a pitch for more NASA funding.

If Goode and Gonzales are correct, then there is a deeper exopolitics agenda behind Grunsfeld’s announcement. This agenda suggests that any NASA announcement about the discovery of extraterrestrial life is preparation for further disclosures about when alien life was first discovered, when it first made contact with humanity, and why this vital information was kept secret from the public for decades.

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Comparing Mars Whistelblower testimonies

Today a transcript was released of an interview featuring Randy Cramer (aka Captain Kaye) who claims to have spent 17 years on Mars in the initial phase of a 20 year tour of duty from 1987 to 2007 with a secret space program. The transcript of the interview conducted on April 8, 2014, makes it possible to more easily compare Cramer’s claims with that of another more recent whistleblower, Corey Goode (aka GoodETxSG), who also says he spent time at secret bases established on Mars during his own 20 year tour of duty over the same time period with another secret space program. A comparison of their testimonies shows consistency in their respective claims of secret bases on Mars run by corporations. Most surprising is that their claims of Mars having a breathable atmosphere hospitable to small animal life and vegetation, is supported by NASA’s own Mars orbiter and rover images.

According to Cramer, the first landing on Mars occurred in the mid 1960’s, and led to further exploratory missions before the establishment of a mining operation around 1975 that was run by what he described as the “Mars Colony Corporation”:

My understanding is that we were on Mars the very first time around the mid-60s, but really didn’t try to do anything serious, or really prepared to do anything with that until the 1970s. My understanding is that our first exploratory mission that was sent there to stay any length of time was 1970. Then after a few years it was decided that we were ready to go ahead and establish a Mars Colony Corporation foothold, and set up a few settlements and attempt to do some mining, and extract some resources to make it pay for itself. Apparently that was about 1975, when the Mars Colony Corporation set foot on Mars and started its first mining operation.

The military force that Cramer claims to have served under, the “Mars Defense Force,” he says is controlled by the Mars Colony Corporation, and not any regular military space program run by the US or any multinational alliance.

If Cramer is accurate, the situation on Mars is therefore analogous to the scene depicted in the movie Avatar – a corporate conglomerate runs mining operations on a moon, Pandora, using contracted military personnel as its own private army. The way Cramer and his division was told to treat the native Martian inhabitants who used minimal advanced technology, again was very similar to Pandora. The native Martians would be attacked if they interfered in any way with the mining operations of the Mars Colony Corporation.

Corey Goode claims that one of five secret space programs he was exposed to during his tour of service is run by an Interstellar Corporate Conglomerate (ICC). He describes it as follows:

Focused mainly on development and aquisition of technology by any means. Develop and Produce Technology for Commerce with Earth and Off World Groups in a Barter System and left nothing off the table that they were willing to trade. Very powerful, very classified, and always had all of the latest technology and “Toys” at their disposal.

The ICC came into existence around the same time as Cramer claims the Mars Colony Corporation emerged in the mid-1970s. Goode explains how the ICC controls military forces on Mars just as Cramer described the situation with the Mars Defense Force and the Mars Colony Corporation. While the terminology used by Cramer and Goode to describe the corporate entity running Mars differs, the way the corporate entity functions is very similar.

The security personnel that are assigned to Mars serve under corporate leadership according to both Cramer and Goode. The military groups that will be returning to their previous organizations (secret space programs) are kept isolated from the population and personnel who live and work on the corporate colonies, bases and industrial facilities that they protect. In a June 22 report of a recent inspection tour of a Mars corporate facility, Goode describes how the Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate had its own security personnel running the base in a manner similar to a draconian police state.

The emergence of private companies to take over significant aspects of secret space programs is a logical development of the secrecy surrounding these programs. The massive funding necessary for establishing and maintaining off-planet space programs cannot come from the normal appropriations process used by the US and other national militaries. The latter have to answer to lawmakers in their funding requests, and typically have to deal with public scrutiny of their “official black budget” funding of classified programs through the Department of Defense. In 2013, Edward Snowden released NSA files revealing that the black budget used to fund the intelligence community and classified programs was $52.16 billion for fiscal 2013.

The large scale funding required for establishing bases on Mars, or other celestial bodies, would far exceed the $52 billion “official black budget,” and require going outside the normal Congressional funding process to maintain secrecy, at least in the USA. A 2003 report revealed a second “unofficial black budget” and estimated it to be an astounding average of $1.7 trillion per year from 1998-2000,  At the time, that was more than five times the entire budget for the Department of Defense which in 2001 was $291 billion. The “unofficial black budget” is almost certainly likely used to fund secret off-world programs such as Mars, the moon and elsewhere.

Companies taking over various aspects of secret space programs could do so without legislative scrutiny and oversight. As long as the companies controlling mining and other aspects of secret space programs could make profits on such activities, then stock holders would be unlikely to pose any long term problem. If Corey Goode’s testimony about the existence of the Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate is accurate, then it appears that many classified space activities and assets are already being exploited for profit.

The most significant similarity between Cramer’s and Goode’s testimonies concerns the Martian atmosphere. According to Cramer, when he landed on Mars, he exited and directly experienced the Martian atmosphere:

It was that particular time that we came out, it was, it felt like a hot day but there was a very cold wind that was blowing and you felt like you came out at 8000 or 9000 feet or something like that. The air was very thin, but totally breathable. I was really quite surprised to be honest, to have them just open up the door and say alright head for that other door and have us walk right outside but we did.

 This is what Corey Goode says about his experience on Mars:

There is a thin atmosphere (like being at very high altitudes on Earth) but the atmospheric pressure is very low as is the temperature most of the time. There are times depending on Mars season and weather that make it possible for very short exposure time on the surface…. I would imagine that some have slightly acclimated to it. I would not want to spend any amount of time outside of the light duty suits we wore especially if you were doing anything physically exertive. There were some small wild life and vegetation that we observed in the general location of where the construction was being done.

According to NASA, Mars atmosphere is 95% carbon dioxide with only a trace amount of oxygen 0.13% – not enough to sustain life. On October 14, 2014, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, released data about oxygen being released from Mars upper atmosphere into space. According to NASA, this oxygen is due to the breakdown of water and carbon dioxide molecules in the upper atmosphere. Another explanation is that oxygen is being produced on Mars surface by vegetation that varies in size with the seasons, and whose oxygen eventually dissipates as it rises.

Dr Thomas Van Flandern former Chief Astronomer for the United States Naval Observatory released his research findings about photos from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft that there was current vegetation on Mars in the form of shrubs, and trees that varies with seasons. In an April 5, 2001 Press Conference at the National Press Club, Washington DC., he presented his evidence of vegetation on Mars along with his analysis of evidence of artificial structures.


Image Source: Mars Anomaly Research

Van Flandern also revealed the strong opposition to him publishing his findings in peer reviewed scientific journals – a clear way to minimize the ground breaking results that there was photographic evidence of life on Mars. Despite Van Flandern’s professional standing in the astronomical community, NASA and the scientific community ignored his pioneering research revealing vegetation on Mars that fluctuated with seasons.

There have been a number of Curiosity Rover images that appear to show small animals on the surface of Mars such as lizards, squirrels and even ducks which helps confirm Goode’s claims of small wild life and vegetation. The Curiosity Rover images support Cramer’s and Goode’s claims that Mars has a thin breathable atmosphere. Perhaps, most importantly, their testimonies and Curiosity Rover images confirm that Mars surface is producing oxygen, whose levels fluctuate with the seasons. The oxygen eventually finds its way into the upper atmosphere before being dissipated into space. The oxygen observed by the MAVEN spacecraft is therefore not exclusively a result of the breakdown of water and carbon dioxide, but also due to Mars fluctuating surface oxygen levels.

Another significant aspect of Cramer’s testimony is his claim that Martian sunsets and sunrises are purple, while the daytime sky is normally red due to the heavy amount of iron oxide in the atmosphere which blocks shorter wavelengths such as blue. Here’s what he said about the Mars sunset:

 … there’s a period of time for maybe 15 or 20 minutes depending on the season when the sun is dropping below the horizon and it goes from red to purple. For about 15 mins everything turns this amazing shade of purple.

Again, this matches with Goode’s experiences on Mars.

 The sky was a light blue to lavender and pinkish especially during sunset when there wasn’t a lot of dust in the upper atmosphere (which occurred frequently when we were on the surface).

On May 15, Curiosity Rover made headlines by releasing its first color photos of the Martian sunset. While NASA and the media described these as blue sunsets, as one can easily see in the following video, the overall sky during the sunset takes a progressively purplish tinge as the sun continues to dip towards the horizon. This is similar to what Cramer and Goode claimed, and helps corroborate their testimonies.


To date, there has been no hard evidence or documentation to substantiate Randy Cramer’s claims. In his interviews he appears sincere, consistent, and attentive to details in the experiences he is describing. Furthermore, his testimony has similarities with other Mars whistleblowers who have come forward such as Michael Relfe and Corey Goode. In particular, the similarities with Relfe’s and Goode’s testimonies suggest that one or more secret space programs exist where personnel are recruited for 20 year tours of duty, before being returned to normal civilian life through age-regression and time travel technologies with their memories removed.

It’s highly unlikely that Cramer is making up his testimony, but there is a possibility that some of his “recovered memories” are implanted screen memories designed to mislead him and others about various aspects of secret space programs. It’s possible that genuine information is mixed with false screen memories in Cramer’s revelations about secret bases on Mars. This is certainly what I believed about Cramer’s bizarre claim of having experienced two head transplants while serving on Mars, until I learned that such a medical procedure is viable and will be soon attempted.

In the absence of hard evidence or documentation to confirm Cramer’s testimony, detailed analysis of his claims such as the color of Martian sunsets/sunrises and a thin breathable Martian atmosphere with scientific data will be helpful. Finally, a cross-comparative study with the claims of other secret space program whistleblowers such as Goode and Relfe, will further help confirm his claims. An earlier comparison with the claims of Goode, showed that there was no possibility of cross contamination, and that their testimonies were genuinely independent. Combining scientific analyses with comparative studies of Cramer’s and other whistleblower testimonies will help reveal the reveal the truth about secret bases on Mars.

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Further Reading

man on marsIt started as a day like many others for Jackie and her NASA colleagues whose job in 1979, was to monitor NASA’s telemetry equipment with the Viking Mission. If anything went wrong with the equipment, her job was to get it back up and running as fast as possible. What she and her colleagues saw on video monitors down stairs from the main telemetry room shocked them profoundly. Two men in environmental suits casually walked up to one of the Viking Landers on Mars, and proceeded to do something to the Lander’s equipment. Jackie and her colleagues couldn’t believe their eyes and quickly ran upstairs to the main NASA telemetry room to check if the main video feeds showed the same thing. They were locked out!

NASA was covering up video evidence of men walking around on Mars. A far more advanced space program than NASA’s, already had astronauts up there. What Jackie and her NASA colleagues saw that day was video evidence of a highly classified space program with astronauts and one or more bases on Mars!

The incident involved NASA’s Viking Mission that lasted from 1976 to Nov 1982 when the last of the two Viking Landers, Viking 2, was officially retired. A caller to a Coast to Coast AM radio show in 2006, revealed what she and her colleagues saw while working for NASA back in 1979. The caller identified herself as Jackie and said her job was to monitor the down-linked telemetry for the Viking mission. She talked with the show’s guest, John Lear and the host, George Noory. What follows is the transcript of the interview where Jackie revealed what she and her colleagues saw:

George: Wildcard line you’re on the air with us, hi there…

Jackie: I’m Jackie, I’m from North Las Vegas … John I hoping you can solve a 27 year old mystery for me. Do you know what was going on in 1979 … on Mars.

John: No….

George: What was going on in 1979 on Mars?

Jackie: Well, I used to work at NASA during that time, handling downlinked telemetry. One night on our video monitors while the little Viking Rover was running around, I see two men in suits, not necessarily space suits, they look protective, but they didn’t look like the bulky things that our astronauts use. They came over the horizon walking towards the Viking’s [inaudible] … and our vision got cut off. I didn’t see what they did with it or anything else …

John: They were probably making repairs.

Jackie: That’s what I was wondering, whether they were our guys or not…Do you know what kind of suits they wore?

John: Well they wouldn’t have to wear very much. There’s enough atmosphere to walk around without a space suit on Mars. Same as there is on the Moon. It’s like about 15,000 feet on Earth. Now you can go through a 24 hour acclimation program on the moon and you can walk around without a space suit. Same thing on Mars, you don’t need a spacesuit. If they had one it was just minimal.

George: Did you have any other witnesses there while you saw this?

Jackie: Well out of the workers, there was probably half a dozen of us… You’ve seen the typical NASA things where they’ve got all the monitors.

George: Oh, yes. So you had a few people out there monitoring the monitors

Jackie: You’ve got about … The people that were up there, and then there’s about half a dozen of us downstairs. It was just maintaining the equipment, because if anything went wrong we had to get it up quick so they didn’t miss the telemetry.

George: You folks must have been amazed at what you saw.

Jackie: Yeh, because when we saw that and they cut off our video downstairs, of course we ran upstairs. They’ve got almost side doors upstairs with those little windows. Have you been there?

George: I have not. No.

Jackie: Ok, well they’ve got those side doors going up to the back. What we call the nose-bleed section in most stadiums and stuff. But anyway, we go up there and we could look through the little window, because they had just locked the door. They normally don’t lock it on us. But anyway they just locked the door and then we saw some more on their monitors, and then they came over, and taped some paper over the door.

Jackie’s description of what she and her colleagues saw is very revealing about how NASA deals with evidence of a highly classified space program and how this is kept from its employees and contractors.

First, there’s a secret space program that has humans on Mars. The Martian astronauts can walk around in some kind of minimal environmental suit, rather than the more bulky space suits worn by astronauts. This suggests that there is a thin Martian atmosphere and walking around in it requires similar equipment to walking around at high altitudes, as John Lear described.

Second, the Mars based astronauts perform various functions on NASA equipment to maintain or extend the service life of Mars landers and rovers. This helps explain the very long and surprising service life of Mars rovers such as Spirit and Opportunity that ‘fortuitously’ have had surface dust removed from their solar panels by the Mars wind,  thereby extending their service life for years.

Third, there was no malfunction with the video telemetry equipment because when Jackie and her co-workers ran upstairs to the main telemetry room they could see through a small window on the door that the main video monitors were showing the same thing.

Fourth, the secret space program’s existence is highly classified. Jackie and her co-workers clearly did not have the security classification to know about the Mars program, and so they were locked out of the main telemetry room. As Jackie said, normally the door was unlocked, so the incident involved classified information and only those with the necessary clearance were allowed access.

Fifth, Jackie was seeking information about the incident from John Lear, suggesting that she and her other colleagues were told to simply forget about the incident, and concentrate on their job assignments. For NASA employees the risk of losing their jobs and security clearances for violating security, was powerful incentive to stay quiet for years. For Jackie, it took 27 years to publicly come forward.

Finally, there was at least one person or more in the main telemetry room that had sufficient clearance and “need to know” whose responsibility was to ensure that personnel without clearance would be locked out. It was this individual(s) that arranged for the main telemetry room to be locked, and the small window to be papered over.

The important question that now arises is whether or not Jackie is genuine. She certainly appears sincere in the audio recording, and doesn’t appear to be grandstanding or making it up. She appears to be genuinely seeking information about an incident that happened 27 years earlier in 1979, when she worked as an employee with NASA, and has left her puzzled ever since. Importantly, Jackie’s information is consistent with what a number of whistleblowers have said (see here and here) about a classified space program with bases on Mars, and a thin breathable atmosphere requiring only minimal protection from the elements.

Jackie’s revelation is startling first hand testimony that a highly classified secret space program exists that as early as 1979, had astronauts on the Martian surface interacting with NASA equipment. NASA is not only covering up the existence of highly classified program with Martian astronauts from the general public, but also covering up the program’s existence from its own employees.

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UFO parked on Moon's SurfaceHistoric Apollo 15 video footage shows a saucer shaped UFO hovering over a crater apparently observing two moon walking astronauts. The Apollo 15 video was uploaded to YouTube on April 5,  and raised the possibility that it is an advanced spacecraft monitoring the Apollo mission. Whistleblower and astronaut testimonies have revealed the Apollo 11 mission was monitored by two spacecraft hovering over a crater, allegedly giving a warning to NASA. The spacecraft may have been extraterrestrial in origin. Another more intriguing  possibility is that the Apollo 15 UFO belonged to a highly classified space program, again warning Apollo astronauts and NASA from future moon missions.

In the video, astronauts Jim Irwin and David Scott are on the moon’s surface. Scott is heard giving commentary as he films Irwin and the surrounding terrain. Scott sweeps through an area showing a white floating saucer shaped object apparently hovering over a crater’s rim. His first comment when seeing the object is to say “whoops” (2:02 mins) and to then pan away. Scott focuses the camera on the ground which is curious given the strange hovering object near a crater. His “whoops” comment and immediate panning away suggests that he is deliberately trying not to focus in on UFO. Nevertheless, the camera sweeps past the object several times without stopping or focusing on it. This leaves the viewer wondering why he ignored the strange white object.

Scott’s behavior raises the possibility that he was under orders to ignore the UFO and instead film more innocuous features of the moonscape. Was his curious filming behavior a result of some warning NASA had received concerning the Apollo program?

Modern People magazine published what they claim to be Buzz Aldrin's photographs of two UFOs watching Apollo 11 on the moon in their June 1975 issue. Click image for more photos.

Modern People magazine published what they claim to be Buzz Aldrin’s photographs of two UFOs watching Apollo 11 on the moon in their June 1975 issue. Click image for more photos.

A possible answer emerges from events associated with the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. After the arrival of the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon’s surface, there was an alleged radio transmission from Neil Armstrong during a mysterious two minutes of radio silence. In the transmission, Armstrong said that there were giant UFOs hovering over the horizon watching the moonwalking astronauts.

According to Timothy Good, author of Above Top Secret (1988) HAM radio operators receiving VHF signals transmitted from Apollo 11 to NASA’s Houston headquarters, intercepted the following message which NASA screened from the public:

Mission Control:

What’s there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11.

Apollo 11:

These babies are huge, sir … enormous….Oh, God, you wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other space craft out there… lined up on the far side of the crater edge… they’re on the moon watching us. (Above Top Secret, p. 384.)

Maurice Chatelain, a retired NASA communications engineer who helped develop the communications system used in the Apollo moon missions, said in 1979 that Armstrong’s sighting of two UFOs over a lunar crater was being deliberately kept from the media and public by NASA: “The encounter was common knowledge in NASA, but nobody has talked about it until now.”

According to Timothy Good, Dr Vladimir Azhazha, a physicist and Professor of Mathematics at Moscow University at the time, also was aware of the secret Armstrong radio transmission:

Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large, mysterious objects were watching them after having landed near the moon module. But his message was never head by the public – because NASA censored it. (Above Top Secret, p. 384)

So why did NASA eventually terminate the Apollo program if advanced spacecraft were already there and watching the landings? The answer according to Armstrong, as relayed by an unnamed Professor at a NASA symposium, is as follows:

Professor: What really happened out there with Apollo 11?

Armstrong: It was incredible … of course, we had always known there was a possibility … the fact is, we were warned off. There was never any questions then of a space station or a moon city.

Professor: How do you mean “warned off”?

Armstrong: I can’t go into details, except to say that their ships were far superior to ours both in size and technology – Boy, where they big! … and menacing …. No, there is no question of a space station.

Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11?

Armstrong: Naturally – NASA was committed at that time, and couldn’t risk a panic on earth…. But it really was a quick scoop and back again. (Above Top Secret, p. 186)

If NASA was indeed warned off the moon, then subsequent missions such as Apollo 15 only went forward as a public relations exercise to avoid a “panic on earth” over the early termination of manned moon missions.

The saucer shaped UFO filmed by Apollo 15 may well be an advanced spacecraft there to monitor the Apollo mission, and to give a firm warning to NASA to put an end to the program. If so, was the UFO extraterrestrial in origin, or is there another more conventional explanation?

6 Lunar Operations CommandRecently, two whistleblowers have publicly emerged revealing the existence of secret space programs with bases on the moon. Randy Cramer and ‘Corey’ (aka GoodETxSG), both claim that they were first taken to a secret base on the moon in 1987 as 17 year olds where they separately began 20 year tours of duty with their respective space programs. They called the secret moon base, Lunar Operations Command, and claimed it is used by personnel belonging to secret space programs, and visiting extraterrestrial spacecraft. In an email, “Corey” claims that Lunar Operations Command began to be built in the late 1950’s over an abandoned moon base. If Corey’s and Randy’s testimonies are accurate, Lunar Operations Command was already in operation during the Apollo moon landings from 1969 to 1972.

According to Cramer, in early 2014 he received orders from his military superiors in a covert branch of the US Marine Corps to reveal the existence of secret space programs taking place on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in our solar system. In Sept 2014, Corey publicly emerged claiming that he has been contacted by a relatively new group of extraterrestrial visitors that are facilitating public disclosure of secret space programs and visiting extraterrestrial life. Corey claims that one of the secret space programs, “Solar Warden,” is part of an alliance of secret space programs and visiting extraterrestrials to disclose the truth to the world public. Most startling is his claim that among this space alliance are members of between five to seven ancient human civilizations that have their own ongoing space programs.

The Apollo 15 video of a saucer shaped UFO on the moon may be hard evidence of an advanced spacecraft monitoring the moon landings. Scott’s strange filming behavior was likely due to orders he received as a result of a warning delivered to Apollo 11 astronauts.The craft associated with the Apollo 15 video and the original Apollo 11 radio transmission by Armstrong, may not have been extraterrestrial in origin, but instead belonged to a secret space program that did not want NASA to establish a permanent presence on the moon. As a primarily civilian agency, NASA’s presence threatened to expose the activities of one or more secret space programs and/or extraterrestrial civilizations on the moon. This is especially plausible if a facility such as Lunar Operations Command was already in operation.

NASA was warned against continuing the Apollo program in 1969, and astronauts from subsequent landings were told not to film anything that might reveal artificial structures on the moon or advanced spacecraft monitoring the final Apollo missions. One thing is clear from the Apollo 15 video, a UFO appears to be monitoring the moon walking astronauts – the key question is: “does the UFO belong to extraterrestrials, a highly classified space program, or an ancient human civilization?”

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Titan methane breathers

A team of scientists from Cornell University have developed a sophisticated model that suggests extraterrestrial life may be found in the methane oceans of Saturn’s largest moon Titan. Their model was published in the academic journal, Science Advances on Feb 27.  Just as marine life on Earth can extract oxygen from oceans to fulfill basic biological needs, so too life on Titan could extract methane from the oceans to reproduce and metabolize.

According to a public release by Cornell University, the model suggests that methane-breathers of Titan would be able to flourish in very cold environments:

Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers and astronomers offer a template for life that could thrive in a harsh, cold world – specifically Titan, the giant moon of Saturn. A planetary body awash with seas not of water, but of liquid methane, Titan could harbor methane-based, oxygen-free cells.

The surprising breakthrough in modelling radical new forms of life by Cornell University scientists gives support to an unlikely source of information about extraterrestrial life. Alex Collier claims that he was contacted by extraterrestrials from the Andromeda constellation and was told that methane life forms exist throughout the galaxy.

In a 2002 lecture interview discussing galactic history according to the Andromedans, Collier said:

Hydrogen ecosystems are much more abundant as is methane because they are not complicated ecosystems.  O2 ecosystems are very complex, the most complex in the galaxy…. according to the archeological record, other life forms, sentient life forms, reptilian, human, plasmic, methane life forms all began to appear; and do appear in our galaxy in full form.

The Cornell university scientific model helps corroborate Collier’s claims that methane-breathing life forms have appeared throughout the galaxy, and have developed high degrees of intelligence.

The recent Cassini mission to Titan showed that it is the only body in the solar system which, like Earth, has a rocky surface with liquid oceans. NASA released photographs of Titan in 2013 that enabled scientists to estimate the size and depths of its oceans.  NASA is currently studying the possibility of sending a submarine to Titan to explore its methane oceans. According to Discovery News:

Envisaged as a possible mission to Titan’s largest sea, Kracken Mare, the autonomous submersible would be designed to make a 90 day, 2,000 kilometer (1,250 mile) voyage exploring the depths of this vast and very alien marine environment.

If the Cornell scientists’ model is correct, a future NASA mission to Titan may find life flourishing in its oceans. If Collier is correct, alien life on Titan may have reached a degree of complexity that will greatly surprise Earth scientists and lead to a radical new understanding of how different forms of intelligent extraterrestrial life may be flourishing throughout the galaxy.

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UFO deletion from Apollo 7 photo

UFO investigators are up in arms after it was discovered that NASA had removed an Apollo 7 photo showing a triangular UFO from its archive, and that the original had been altered on a NASA affiliate website. It was today claimed that NASA is yet again deliberately covering up UFO evidence. Only a day earlier, NASA was accused of covering up evidence of another UFO being filmed by the International Space Station (ISS).

Scott Waring from UFO Sightings, who made the discovery about the missing Apollo 7 photo, says this is another blatant example of NASA deleting or altering data.

I have found that NASA has taken down one individual photo that has an odd shaped UFO. The UFO is in orbit around Earth and has good detail to it. I clicked on the link and it gave me error message. NASA not only deleted the photo above, but also went to their old photo indexes and deleted it from there.

The Apollo 7 photo in question (AS07-07-1738) was originally available on NASA’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth series on the website of the Johnson Space Center. Now all one gets is a 404 error message. Fortunately, the deleted original photo is still available on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

When Waring found the same photo (AS07-07-1738) in another NASA affiliate site, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the UFO had been removed!

The photo below was found at a different site and shows that the UFO is gone. Not only that, but the photo itself has added contrast making everything hard to make out. Deliberate efforts have been put in by NASA to hide this UFO from the public. I just wanted to let the public know, NASA does delete UFOs and here is the proof.

The original Apollo 7 photo was featured in a Youtube video uploaded on April 3, 2013, that zooms in on the UFO which is very clear.

This is not the first time that NASA has been accused of altering UFO data. A former NASA employee, Donna Hare, says that she had a job of airbrushing UFOs out of NASA photos. Donna Hare worked for NASA contractor Philco Ford, had a “Secret” security clearance, and was shown a picture of a UFO flying over the moon’s surface captured during an Apollo mission by one of her colleagues. She recalled the following conversation:

I said, is this a UFO? And he’s smiling at me and he says, I can’t tell you that. I can’t tell you that. What I knew he meant was, it was [a UFO] but he couldn’t tell me. So I said, what are you going to do with this information? And he said, well, we always have to airbrush them out before we sell them to the public. And I was just amazed that they had a protocol in place for getting rid of UFO pictures on these things…

Hare decided to go public in November 2000 with her whistleblower testimony released through the Disclosure Project.

The evidence is conclusive. NASA has been caught red-handed covering up UFO evidence by deleting and altering original Apollo images. Was NASA trying to hide a classified military spacecraft or is it an extraterrestrial vehicle visiting Earth?

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Obama to put humans on Mars

President Obama pledged to land humans on Mars in last night’s State of the Union speech. In a show of his commitment he arranged to have astronaut Scott Kelly in the audience.

Kelly is scheduled to spend a year in the International Space Station. Kelly’s mission is vital for a future manned mission to Mars given the three years or so for a round trip.

Last month, we launched a new spacecraft as part of a re-energized space program that will send American astronauts to Mars. In two months, to prepare us for those missions, Scott Kelly will begin a year-long stay in space.

Republicans and Democrats all stood to give Kelly a standing ovation after Obama’s introduction.

On Dec. 5, 2014, NASA successfully tested its Orion spacecraft which will be used for manned missions to Mars. The Orion will be launched on top of NASA’s new heavy lift rocket, the Space Launch System which is scheduled to be ready by 2018. The Space Launch System is planned to become NASA’s most powerful rocket launch vehicle ever, surpassing the Saturn V rockets used for the Apollo missions five decades ago.

Back in April 2010, President Obama gave a speech at the Kennedy Space Center where he revealed his plan to get humans to Mars by 2035. “I expect to be around to see it,” Obama told NASA employees.

NASA is not the only U.S. organization planning to put humans on Mars. Elon Musk’s Space-X is also planning to develop sufficiently powerful rockets and spacecraft for the long trip Mars.

“The reason SpaceX was created was to accelerate development of rocket technology, all for the goal of establishing a self-sustaining, permanent base on Mars,” Musk told an audience back in May 2014. Musk plans to develop a Falcon Heavy Lift rocket, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V that will be used for manned missions to Mars.

If all goes well for NASA and Space X, sometime within the next decade or two, humans will be taken to Mars. The first human landing on Mars will be a historic global event, rivaling the first moon landing. Or will it? Ardent conspiracy theorists argue that humans have already landed on Mars.

Alleged whistleblowers have come forward over the last few years claiming to have traveled to a secret colony on Mars using different classified travel technologies. Among the more recent is ‘Captain Kaye’, who claims to have spent 17 years on a Mars military base after being taken there by a spacecraft belonging to a classified space fleet.  Another alleged whistleblower, Andrew Basiago, an attorney based in Washington state, claims to have been teleported to a secret Mars base after being recruited into a classified program called Project Pegasus.

Without concrete evidence to support extraordinary claims of a secret human colony already on Mars, there has been heated controversy. Is there a secret space fleet already ferrying humans to Mars; or advanced teleportation technologies for instantaneous travel there?

One thing we can be sure of from the Edward Snowden NSA leaks, intelligence agencies are very skilled in hiding highly classified programs through compartmentalization. Documents confirm that the NSA and its partners train operatives to use covert forms of online deception to lead the public away from the truth.

For President Obama, his immediate challenge is to convince the Republican controlled Congress that putting humans on Mars is a policy worth funding.

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Top 10 Exopolitics Stories

2014 was a big year for the field of exopolitics – the nascent science of understanding the political implications of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. There were many exopolitics developments that figured prominently in news articles and videos from around the world. These developments point to two complementary processes that are likely to continue in 2015 and lead to very different outcomes. The first is a decades-long top secret policy of covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life that appears to be slowly unraveling due to an ongoing disclosure movement. Second, there is an official effort to prepare the general public for the impending discovery of extraterrestrial life. These processes can lead to either a “post-disclosure world” where the alien UFO cover-up has been exposed; or a “post-discovery world” where humanity learns that we are not alone. Here are my top ten exopolitics stories (listed in reverse order) based on a combination of popularity, persuasiveness and significance to either a “post-disclosure” or “post-discovery” world in the near future.

ESA Singing Comet# 10.  On Nov. 11, the European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed that it was receiving a mysterious signal from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The ESA described the signal as a “mystery song” and uploaded a recording with the caption: “Hear our comet sing.” The confirmation follows months of rumors that the Rosetta mission was originally sent to explore a radio signal from the comet first detected 20 years ago.

#9. On Feb. 24, a leaked NSA document was released that explicitly reveals a clear connection between online covert operations by the “Five Eyes” intelligence community (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) on the UFO issue. Titled, “The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations,” the document is smoking gun evidence that the intelligence community is training its covert operatives to deceive the public on a range of sensitive national security issues including UFOs.

Dyson Lens and Sun#8. Over a four day period up to Nov. 9, NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) detected a strange area near the sun where solar activity was apparently being absorbed by an invisible object. The immense spherical lens shaped field was claimed to be part of an advanced technology based on the principle of a “Dyson Sphere.” NASA’s SOHO images appear to be evidence of the sun’s energy being absorbed by a gigantic lens shaped solar collector whose approximate size was larger than the sun itself!

NASA Source Image of thigh bone#7. On Aug. 14, the Mars Curiosity Rover photographed an object that appears to be a thigh bone on the Martian surface. When the photo was released by NASA’s JPL affiliate a few days later, initial observers claimed that the object was a fossilized bone fragment. The first thigh fossil claims generated much media attention and public controversy with coverage by major media outlets such as the Huffington Post and Britain’s Daily Mirror. In an unusually quick response, NASA replied to the growing controversy on August 21 by claiming that the object was a rock. Not so according to a growing number of independent researchers that have uncovered past Curiosity Rover images of what appear to be different life forms on the Mars surface.

1 Title-page-iPart-1-mage#6. On April 8, an alleged USMC whistleblower came forward to claim that he spent 17 years on Mars serving at a secret military base whose main mission was to protect five civilian space colonies. In exclusive testimony released on ExoNews TV, Randy Cramer, who used the pseudonym, Captain Kaye, said that the Mars Defense Force recruits personnel from different military services. He claims that he was recruited from a covert branch of the U.S. Marine Corps called “Special Section,” and also served in a secret space fleet for nearly three years.

Star Visitor Sanctuary Opening Ceremony#5. On June 27, the Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary was officially launched in a dedication ceremony on the Big Island of Hawaii aimed at welcoming extraterrestrial visitors to Earth. The extraterrestrial sanctuary was first promulgated in a declaration by official representatives of the reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii. The “Declaration for Creating Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary” makes it possible for extraterrestrials to land on sovereign land claimed by the reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii.

Vatican-mothership-Pope Francis#4. On Oct. 27, Pope Francis I endorsed the view that extraterrestrial life – which he referred to as “beings of the universe” – has evolved in ways that is consistent with the plans of “God the creator.” The Pope’s statement was a surprising endorsement of the view that the activities of intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe can be part of a universal plan. Consequently, Pope Francis’s statement is preparing the Catholic world for the discovery of extraterrestrial life visiting our world in UFOs may be part of “the plan of the creator.”

#3. On Aug. 19, ITAR-TASS reported that Russian scientists have found microbial life on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians first detected the microbes over a year ago and confirmed that the organisms can live in zero gravity, extremely low temperatures and with cosmic radiation. Despite the harsh conditions, the scientists reported that the bacteria were thriving on the surface of ISS and could live there for years. The Russian discovery is startling since it confirms that extraterrestrial microbes can flourish in deep space. Read more.

2 NASA and ET Life#2. From Sept. 18-19, 2014, NASA and the Library of Congress hosted a symposium on how society can prepare for the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Leading astrobiologists from around the world convened at the Library of Congress in Washington DC., to discuss the latest scientific theories and developments in the search for extraterrestrial life. Presenters discussed the implications from recent scientific breakthroughs in discovering the existence of exoplanets, new theories of the conditions under which extraterrestrial life can flourish, and how to communicate with them. The symposium took the position that the discovery of extraterrestrial life is imminent and the public needs to be prepared.

1 UFO docked at ISS#1. On Jan 29 the live camera feed of the International Space Station (ISS) showed what appeared to be a strange yellow elliptical object docked with the hull of the ISS. The video shows the sleek looking yellow UFO docked at the ISS for just over two minutes with the Earth slowly rotating in the background. The video ends with ISS live feed going into blue screen mode. This suggested that NASA cut the ISS live feed once it was realized that the video of the UFO docked at the ISS was going live to the world. The docking positioning of the UFO suggests that it is not the result of a camera anomaly but a genuine spacecraft of unknown origin. This led to much speculation that the UFO was docked so that extraterrestrials could meet with NASA astronauts as has allegedly occurred in the past.

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