NASA finds itself latest target with tale of sex slaves on Mars
The situation for human beings on Mars is dire, and not just because the red planet’s atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and the average temperature is minus-81 degrees.
There’s also the issue of the child-trafficking ring operating in secret on the planet 33.9 million miles from Earth, according to a guest on the “Alex Jones Show.”
“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,” Robert David Steele said Thursday during a winding, conspiratorial dialogue with Jones about child victims of sex crimes. “So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.”
NASA did not respond to requests for comment.
But Guy Webster, a spokesman for Mars exploration at NASA, told the Daily Beast that rumors about humans on Mars are false.
“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.”
Jones is known for peddling elaborate and debunked conspiracy theories on his radio show, which airs on 118 stations across the country and reaches millions of listeners.
The site had 4.5 million unique page views in the past month and more than 5 million from mid-April to mid-May, according to Quantcast. His YouTube channel has more than 2 million subscribers.
Among his most well-known accusations in recent years is that the December 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were killed at a school in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax. Jones also has claimed that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and, more recently, promoted the “Pizzagate” conspiracy — which alleged that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was linked to a child-sex ring operating from the basement of a suburban Washington, D.C., pizzeria.
The theory culminated in a North Carolina man firing an assault rifle inside the restaurant.