Few tales in the world of conspiracy theories and alien riddles are as fascinating as Scottish IT specialist Gary McKinnon’s. McKinnon, who is accused of carrying out the “biggest military computer hack of all time,” has fascinated both believers and doubters with his tale of hacking NASA and the Pentagon and his claims to have found evidence of extraterrestrial life. We examine the man behind the headlines, his contentious claims, and his conviction that the truth regarding UFOs and aliens would never be revealed as we go deeper into this amazing story.
The Bold Hacker
Gary McKinnon started a bold hacking campaign in 2002 that saw him break into the Pentagon, NASA, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force’s computers. His unauthorized access sparked concerns and caught the interest of US officials, leading to a court case that lasted almost ten years and the possibility of a 70-year prison term if found guilty.
Around this time, McKinnon’s case gained national attention, drawing support from musicians like Sting and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd as well as well-known people like Boris Johnson and David Cameron. In the end, his extradition to the United States was denied in 2012 due to concerns about human rights, especially in light of his Asperger’s condition diagnosis.
A Look at Extraterrestrial Secrets
The shocking revelations made by McKinnon on the materials he discovered while conducting his hacking exploits were what really captivated the public’s interest. He claimed to have come across hundreds of photos and documents that showed evidence of advanced extraterrestrial technology and alien life existing right here on Earth. These purported discoveries included Excel spreadsheets describing “non-terrestrial officers,” interstellar ship movements, and fleet-to-fleet transfers within the U.S. Navy network, as well as odd cigar-shaped “craft” with geodesic domes found in NASA data.
The Annoyance of Sluggish Internet
In a cruel turn of events, McKinnon feels that the restrictions on his internet connection at the time prevented him from pursuing the truth. His purported finding was cut short, however, when he was denied access by an employee who allegedly discovered his NASA hack, leaving many unanswered questions and unexplained riddles.
Views of the Skeptics
McKinnon is unwavering in his pessimism in the face of recent events, such as the Mexican Congress looking into alleged “non-human” alien bodies and the White House admitting that UFOs and UAPs are real concerns for the U.S. Air Force. He says quite emphatically that it is doubtful that the whole truth of UFOs and aliens will ever be revealed. It is his belief that “They will never tell us the truth.”
McKinnon calls NASA the ‘National Association of Space Actors,’ a play on words that illustrates his mistrust of the agency. Following NASA’s recent year-long investigation of UAPs, which found no evidence of extraterrestrial life, McKinnon is not persuaded; he characterizes their conclusions as inconclusive and reiterates his conviction that military organizations, such as NASA, will never fully reveal the truth.