For the second time this week, NASA has had to shut down ridiculous claims about the organization.
“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. But there are no humans,” spokesperson for Mars exploration at NASA Guy Webster told The Daily Beast after claims were made on Alex Jones’ “The Alex Jones Show” that there was a colony of kidnapped children on Mars.
On Thursday, Jones hosted Robert David Steele on his radio program. “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,” Steel said. “So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.”
If you find the idea of children slaves on Mars to be outlandish and bizarre, remember who the messenger is: Jones, a known conspiracy theorist. In the past, he propagated the Pizzagate scandal — another debunked conspiracy having to do with a made-up child sex ring. He has also denied that the Sandy Hook massacre was real.
Apparently Jones was comfortable supporting Steele’s theory because “Look, I know that 90 percent of the NASA missions are secret and I’ve been told by high level NASA engineers that you have no idea. There is so much stuff going on,” he said on his show.
NASA’s reassurance that, no, there are no humans on Mars, comes just days after the organization had to shut down rumors of alien activity as well. After a YouTuber posted a video saying that NASA was on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life, a NASA spokesperson told The Washington Post: “While we’re excited about the latest findings from NASA’s Kepler space observatory, there’s no pending announcement regarding Extra-Terrestrial life.”
You can watch the “Info Wars” video with Jones and Steele below. (The space conspiracy is mentioned around the three-minute mark):