Presidential Candidate Says He Time Traveled to Mars With Barack Obama in Secret Government Program
Andrew Basiago is a trial lawyer who ran as an independent candidate for US President in 2016. He is also, he claims, a government-sponsored time traveler who has visited Mars as part of a secret conspiracy that involved Barack Obama.
According to Basiago, as a child in the 1960s he was involved in a time-travel experiment for the U.S. government. He also claims that a decade later, while in college, he was part of a secret program to put humans on Mars.
In his own words:
"We landed on Mars in 1964—the documentary source I can cite, but can't proffer is a French external intelligence organisation dossier I was asked to read in the summer of 1980 which was also read by the future President Barack Obama which referred to a crash landing by an American team of astronauts on Mars who perished because they were not rescued by the Martain humanoids."
These remarks were made as part of a panel at the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Symposium, in which UFO truthers and those who claim to have had contact with aliens meet to discuss their various experiences.
Basiago has previously written a paper which was submitted to the National Geographic Society, entitled The Discovery of Life on Mars, in which he presented evidence of a mass grave of humanoids on the surface of the Red Planet.
According to Basiago:
"So I would urge objectified open-mindedness. It's a crazy concept to believe it's not just Earthlings who have been kidnapped here, abducted here on Mars, but there might be children who have been enslaved there.
"The fact there was this ravine full of bodies that could have been an open-air cemetery, a place of ritual human sacrifice or some genocide killing field has been in the pub domain now for 10 years, but has largely been ignored, I think because we are to easy to indulge in the giggle factor when those types of facts surface."
Basiago didn't make this discovery during the period of time that he claims he was on Mars; he says he found this alleged evidence by scouring photographs of rock formations the Martian surface that were provided by NASA. This technique has also been used by other conspiracy theorists in the past to claim that ancient Martians were involved in an enormous medieval war that stripped the Red Planet of its atmosphere.
Apparently, when confronted by Basiago's paper, the National Geographic Society dismissed his claims as the result of pareidolia, a psychological phenomenon in which the human brain sees patterns in data that aren't really there. Essentially, the society suggested that Andrew Basiago was simply seeing things.
Nevertheless, Basiago is undaunted by skepticism—he intends, yet again, to run for President in 2020. In all fairness, there are probably worse candidates for the job.