An Israeli space official has claimed that aliens are real and secretly in contact with America and Israel – but are keeping their existence quiet because humanity ‘isn’t ready’.
Haim Eshed – who was head of Israel’s space security programme for nearly 30 years – described a so-called ‘Galactic Federation’ which supposedly runs an underground Mars base in a secret pact with Washington.
But the aliens had to intervene to stop Donald Trump when he appeared ‘on the verge’ of blurting out their secrets, he told Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot.
And the 87-year-old Eshed says the aliens will not come into the open until humanity can ‘evolve and reach a stage where we will… understand what space and spaceships are’.
Watching over us? An Israeli space official has claimed that aliens are real and secretly in contact with America and Israel (file photo)
Eshed did not say how long the aliens have been hiding in the shadows, but said some of the supposed contact had taken place during Trump’s presidency.
The former space official claimed he had come forward now in the unlikely hope that his revelations would be accepted as true.
‘If I had come up with what I’m saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalised,’ he told the Israeli paper.
‘I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards; I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing.’
The professor has even put his thoughts into a book in which he describes how aliens have prevented nuclear disasters on Earth, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Israel’s own space agency hinted at a future moon mission on Monday by publishing a short clip entitled ‘Back to the Moon’ with the caption ‘Ready to get excited again?’.
The country’s first attempt at a lunar landing ended in failure when a privately-funded robotic craft crashed on its final descent last April.
Only the US, China and the former Soviet Union have succeeded in carrying out a controlled landing on the moon.
NASA has an official target of returning humans to the moon by 2024, but the development of a next-generation rocket has been held up by the pandemic.
In April 2020 the Pentagon released footage from three sightings of unidentified objects. One of the videos was captured off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, in 2015 (pictured)
The US and China also have Mars in their sights, but the dream of landing humans on the red planet is still some way off – despite Eshed’s claims of an underground base.
Beijing’s unmanned Tianwen-1 rover is due to arrive in the red planet’s orbit in February 2021 after taking off in July.
NASA has its own Mars rover on the way, Perseverance, and is working on systems that could support human life on the 34million-mile trip to Mars.
Trump, whether secretly in league with aliens or not, unveiled America’s new Space Force last year, the first new military service in the US for more than 70 years.
The Pentagon said in August this year that it was setting up a new task force under the US Navy to investigate UFO sightings.
In April, US defence chiefs released three videos taken by Navy pilots showing mid-air encounters with unexplained objects.
The grainy black and white footage had previously been leaked and the Navy had acknowledged they were genuine videos.
One of the videos was shot in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015.