By PETE THERMOPULOUS
A super-secret NASA moon base -- code-named Project Prometheus -- was recently assaulted and captured by aliens, according to a high-ranking NASA official who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
NASA’s little known Alien Threat Response Team, based at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, is holding around-the-clock meetings to craft a counterattack, along with a defense plan, should the aliens decide to launch further attacks against Earth itself.
NASA officials vehemently deny the story, but the agency has been abuzz with the activities on the moon.
“This situation is very troubling and has given the agency a huge black eye, though no one here will ever admit it,” says one high-level source in the interplanetary affairs division.
“Whether or not this has happened before, I can’t comment. But what I do know is that once news of this becomes public, NASA’s future is in serious trouble.”
NASA Mission Control technicians in Houston first detected the moon base attack as it occurred just before 5 a.m. Central Daylight Time on May 17.
Two dozen or so aliens swarmed the space colony,” says the NASA insider. “We couldn’t see them coming until it was too late.”
Prometheus, secretly established in 1996 at an estimated cost of $2 trillion, had been testing a top-secret thermalnuclear weapon for months when it was captured.
“All of our research and intelligence showed us that the lunar facility was secure,” says one American astronaut who space-shuttled down from Project Prometheus two years ago after performing routine maintenance.
“I’m just lucky I wasn’t there when this went down. If NASA plans a manned response, I’ve got some buddies who are in line to go up and clean house.
“They’re ready to kick some alien butt, but they’re still scared.”
An unmanned response may include initiating Project Prometheus’s self-destruct feature.
A NASA source in the audio-video storage division who’s seen the images of the aliens says, “They were unlike anything I’ve seen before.
“The closest I can describe them is they look like plants, like a clump of reeds, but with a giant head surrounded by a cloud of steam.”
It is unknown exactly why the aliens attacked the moon base. But they may have been responding to a weapons test that resulted in the vaporization of a large mountain range on the planet Venus.
The extraterrestrials have made no attempt at communicating their demands if they have any.
“I’m not sure we’d understand them even if they did try to communicate,” says the high-level interplanetary affairs source.
“What’s really on everyone’s mind is how this snafu will affect future secret weapons-testing bases being established throughout the solar system,” says the source.