Infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has managed to provoke NASA into responding to a rather bizarre conspiracy theory that NASA has a child slave colony on Mars.
We haven't even been to Mars and yet somehow the Sandy Hook massacre denier managed to peddle the idea to his InfoWars viewers while speaking with a former CIA case officer.
The officer told Jones: "We actually believe there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride so that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony."
Jones chimed in saying 90% of NASA's missions are secret, adding: "I don't know about Mars bases, but I know they've created massive, thousands of different kinds of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now."
The bizarre exchange has prompted a NASA spokesman to respond in a statement to the Daily Beast: "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."
NASA plans to send humans to Mars in the next 14 years, while billionaire Elon Musk hopes to colonize Mars by the year 2023.
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