The world's leading hacking group has claimed that NASA is about to announce they have found intelligent alien life. Anonymous has released a video claiming that "NASA says aliens are coming".
Anonymous, famous for hacks and attacks on big websites, claimed NASA has said that aliens are on their way:
"Latest anonymous message in 2017 just arrived with a huge announcement about the Intelligent Alien Life!" Anonymous wrote in the caption of their video, "NASA says aliens are coming!"
The video, which has almost been viewed 900,000 times, makes that claim based on a recent meeting of the US Science Space and Technology Committee. They quote Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, as saying:
"There are many who claim that unofficially, mankind has already made contact with aliens and not just little micro-organisms floating around inside a massive alien ocean, but advanced space-faring civilizations.
"Twenty-five years ago, we didn't know that planets existed beyond our solar system."
"Today we have confirmed the existence of over 3,400 exoplanets that orbit other suns, and we continue to make new discoveries."
Professor Zurbuchen is then quoted as saying the world is "on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history".
The man presenting the video – in full Anonymous Guy Fawkes dress – hints that NASA has been trying to get the population ready for the announcement that they've found fully intelligent life. The kind that travels around in spaceships and probes you whilst you sleep.
The group went on to post a second follow up video titled "Anonymous Multiple Sightings of UFOs 2017", in which they post "evidence" of UFOs visiting Earth.
But don't get too excited. The video doesn't claim to have obtained any new evidence of aliens whatsoever, and appears to be repeating text from articles from conspiracy site Ancient-Code.com, according to the Daily Mail.
All the quotes talking about aliens from NASA are purely speculative and are entirely in the public domain. In fact, all the information contained in the video can easily be obtained through some fairly amateur Googling rather than hacking.
The most exciting things they point out in the video were all mentioned by NASA themselves last week when they did a live press conference on the latest discoveries from the Kepler mission. The telescope found 10 new planets in habitable zones around stars.
Of the total 4,034 potential planets found by Kepler, about 49 are Earth-sized and in the habitable zone of their stars, 30 of which have been verified.
NASA didn't exactly hide this information when they broadcast it throughout the world last week. So if we do discover aliens, you'll likely hear it from them rather than a man in his basement wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.