NASA Denies Conspiracy Theory About Kidnapped Children Working As Mars Colony Slaves
A guest on the radio talk show Infowars on Thursday, June 29, made claims about children being kidnapped and then sent to a colony on planet Mars to work as slaves.
A Colony Of Slaves On Mars
During his chat with talk show host Alex Jones, the guest, Robert David Steele, mentioned about a colony on Mars that he claims to be populated by kidnapped children who do not have any option but to work in the arid planet as slaves.
"This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony," Steele said.
Robert David Steele, Alex Jones And Infowars
Steele is a former Marine and Central Intelligence Agency case officer, who co-founded the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, which aims to provide intelligence services to the Marine Corps and the United States intelligence community.
Infowars is known for conspiracy theories. Among the conspiracy theories that the talk show and its host Jones espoused include claims that the 9/11 attack was an orchestrated inside job by the U.S. government, and that the Social Security Administration may have been purchasing ammunition that it intends to use against the public in the event of unrest.
No Humans Living On Mars
In response to the claims Steele made on Infowars, a NASA spokesperson gave an assurance that there are currently no humans living on Mars.
"There are no humans on Mars. There are active rovers on Mars. There was a rumor going around last week that there weren't. There are," said Guy Webster, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "But there are no humans."
A Mars colony may not yet exist now but this could be a possibility in the future. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has earlier detailed about his vision of a city on the Red Planet and how he thinks it's possible to bring 1 million human inhabitants from Earth to this new world.
"There has been a lot of great work by NASA and other organizations in the early exploration of Mars and understanding what Mars is like," Musk said. "We need to go from these early exploration missions to actually building a city."
Conspiracy Theories About NASA
The allegation made by Steele is the latest conspiracy theory that the U.S. space agency has responded to.
Earlier this week, a NASA official made clear that the space agency does not have imminent plans to announce alien life discovery after a YouTube video purportedly made by the hacker group Anonymous suggested that NASA was about to make an announcement of an extraterrestrial contact.
"Contrary to some reports, there's no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life," NASA science chief Thomas Zurbuchen tweeted. Zurbuchen also addressed the question about whether or not there is alien life in other worlds outside Earth.
"Are we alone in the universe? While we do not know yet, we have missions moving forward that may help answer that fundamental question."