A guest on the Alex Jones Show had suggested that children were being sent to Mars to work as slaves.
As far as conspiracy theories go, it doesn’t get much more ridiculous than this.
During the show on Thursday 29th, Jones’ guest Robert David Steele put forward the bizarre notion that NASA was covering up the fact that there is a work colony for children on the surface of Mars.
“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,” he said.
“So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.”
Where Steele, a former Marine and Central Intelligence Agency case officer, got this idea from remains unclear, but NASA scientist Guy Webster was keen to set the record straight.
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“There are no humans on Mars,” he said. “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.”
Steele’s comments, which were picked up by numerous news outlets, have since gone viral online.