Following the historic comet landing, with the Philae lander touching down after more than a year on the Rosetta spacecraft, the detection of a faint radio ‘crackle from within comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was enough to send the internet into a frenzy - it was what they had been expecting all along!
Faint radio signals have been detectable from the comet since 20 years ago - and persistent ineternet rumour suggested they were created by an extraterrestrial intelligence.
‘One blogger suggested that the whole reason for this multi-million pound project is to search for alien life or even contact it, as it did not make sense to spend so much on just visiting a lifeless ‘rock,’ Watson says.
Watson says, ‘Lots of UFO bloggers point out that NASA has received radio transmissions from the comet for 20 years, and that instead of being a comet it is in actual fact an ancient spaceship.’
News site BT Watch showed off an anonymous email which seemed to prove that a European Space Agency (ESA) insider admitted the whole mission was set up to trace the mysterious signal.
What was missing? Oh, yes, some UFOs to home in on the ancient signal and dock with it - sure enough UFO site BPE Earth watch found a ‘smoking gun’ - some blurry pictures of objects flying over the surface of Comet 67P.
We have found some form of mothership - a hollowed-out, icy Death Star, conspiracy theorists believe.
Worse, it could even move into range and train its deadly weaponry on our own planet - or unleash untold numbres of UFOs from within it.
UFO Sightings Daily excitedly proclaimed that it was a UFO armada, largely on the evidence of a small piece of vaguely mechanical looking rubbish down one side, and a beacon-ish thing (a rock) showing that there were UFOs parked inside.