The images would have been authenticated by the CIA and the successful bidder will also receive a note from an agency-affiliated scientist verifying the negative.
For some, the recent trend of NFTs – non-fungible tokens – is as incredible as UFOs. But a man hopes to profit from faith in both. He is selling an NFT of a 1947 “alien autopsy” for the outrageous price of $ 1 million.
Ray Santilli, a London producer who claims to own the movie, put it up for auction on the Rare website. He describes his NFT as comparable to the “Zapruder movie” and as “authenticated” by the CIA.
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But the film in question has a dubious history. It first appeared in 1995 when Fox aired a documentary titled Extraterrestrial autopsy: reality or fiction?
The documentary included clips of what it claimed was an authentic alien autopsy filmed in 1947. It was presented by Jonathan Frakes, who played Will Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The documentary was based on actual claims of an alien encounter that year. Then the Roswell Army Airfield in New Mexico issued a surprising press release about the recovery of a “flying saucer”.
“The numerous flying saucer rumors became reality yesterday when the intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was lucky enough to get hold of a disk thanks to the collaboration of that of local ranchers. and the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, ”the press release read.
“The flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell last week.”
The military quickly withdrew the report – it appears the “flying saucer” was nothing more than a wandering weather balloon – but suspicions of a government cover-up proved more difficult to crack down.
For decades, rumors of aliens in Roswell have been boiling. But Santilli stirred things up with the 1995 documentary, which featured footage of an alien autopsy. He claimed that a military cameraman gave him the footage in the early 1990s.
Santilli even claimed that the CIA authenticated the images. In fact, a CIA-affiliated scientist named Christopher “Kit” Green gave Santilli’s film credibility.
According to a note released by the former National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), Green saw the autopsy photographs during a 1987 briefing at the Pentagon. She says they match Santilli’s film.
As such, Santilli has long remained true to its history. But in 2006, you admitted that the autopsy footage was not authentic. This did not mean, however, that the autopsy never took place.
“In 1993 or 1994 we saw the autopsy footage in its original form and brought it back to the UK. During that year, the images had completely deteriorated. The only thing left was some footage that we could use as a reference, ”Santilli said.
“What we did was restore the original images frame by frame over a very long period of time… What we did was the restoration. It wasn’t a hoax. It was a carefully constructed restoration of the original work.
However, Santilli claims that his NFT is an image he recovered from the original footage. That’s why he asks for $ 1 million to own it. The winning bidder will also receive a physical negative of the film and letters from the CIA “validating” its authenticity.
But many people have questioned Santilli’s claims. They include the man who actually filmed the “autopsy”, British director and magician Spyros Melaris.
“For me it was just a joke, a bit of fun but I learned my lesson,” Melaris said in 2017.
He described how he made the fake images with animal organs, a latex suit, and a friend who made props Doctor who. And he’s not very happy that Santilli is trying to cash in on his work.
“I did an alien autopsy in 1995,” Melaris tweeted after the NFT announcement. “There is no real extraterrestrial autopsy. The frame offered for sale here is a frame of my copyrighted work. Selling it would be a fraud.
The auction closes on June 6th.
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