After ten years of battling the legal system to keep from being extradited to the US, a judge has ordered that the case of accused hacker Gary McKinnon be resolved either now or never with authorities either allowing him to be extradited or not. McKinnon, who is widely considered the most sought hacker in the world after hacking into NASA and Pentagon computers in 2001 and 2002 is currently wanted in the US for seven counts of hacking. His motivation, he says, was to uncover secrets on UFOs.
McKinnon has been accused of causing over $700,000 dollars in damage – a claim McKinnon expressly denies. But now after over ten years of dispute, it appears the hacker from Ireland may finally see his case resolved. If he is extradited to the US, he could be facing up to 70 years in prison and over $2 million in fines. So what did McKinnon see whil browsing the Pentagon and NASA’s files? What did he discover in what is now being called the biggest military hack of all time?
In 2006, McKinnon had a revealing interview with Wired Magazine where he outlined the discoveries he made while accessing the NASA computer database. According to the interview, not only did NASA computers have information on additional activity and surveillance on Mars, it also showed pictures of a strange object with geodesic spheres around it on the surface – unlike anything ever observed or made by the hands of man. Is it possible he was looking in on an extraterrestrial craft? Or could it have been an experimental probe designed for purposes unknown on the surface of Mars? In addition to the massive photo of the strange object on Mars there was also a list of names labeled, “Non Terrestrial Officers.” McKinnon said after examining the list that the names could not be found anywhere else. Needless to say this raised more than a few eyebrows when he announced it.
Is it possible Mars has been visited by people looking to exploit some vast untapped resource? McKinnon cited the Disclosure project which had previously held a massive press conference in May of 2001 during which Dr. Steven Greer had appealed to the public press stating that UFO witnesses included some very high ranking names in the military and NASA.
The theory suggested by the testimony McKinnon puts forward is not necessarily that there is a far reaching vast conspiratorial cooperation between humans and aliens, but rather a reverse engineering of technology discovered from somewhere else. In the past we have discussed the possibility of Von Neumann Probes and their relationship to the Fermi Paradox. But is it possible in all the fantastic stories of alien encounters that the aliens spotted could be carefully designed biological machines made to be explorers and not the species they represent?