What's more, their number has been increasing rapidly, such that, according to Bergrun, they've started occupying Jupiter and Uranus.
“What I found out is, these things inhabit Saturn, that’s where I first discovered them, and they’re proliferating,” said Bergrun, who passed away in 2018. He warned that they might spill over to the inner solar system and threaten human civilization.
In a 1986 book titled Ringmakers of Saturn, Bergrun, who held top positions at NASA’s Ames Research Center, said that he first detected the presence of intelligent extraterrestrial beings on Saturn’s rings. The alien explorers seem to perch on ringed planets, using the rings, which are made of ice, rock and dust particles, to power their spaceships.
“Wherever you see some rings, that’s where I see the aircraft,” said Bergrun a few years before his death. “I call them a ring maker.” He believed that the living spaceships are autonomous and capable of carrying out biological functions, including self-reproduction and self-maintenance. However, their ability to blend with the natural environment makes it very difficult to detect them.
Bergrun warned that their number has recently reached a "critical level," forcing the aliens to expand to Saturn's neighboring planets. He called on NASA and U.S. authorities to keep an eye on the alleged alien activity.
While mainstream scientists were dismissive of Bergrun's revelations, UFO researchers think that the claims are true. In a blog called UFO Sightings Daily, UFO hunter Scott Waring affirmed that Bergrun witnessed NASA photos showing a UFO near Saturn while working inside a top-secret government facility.
NASA, however, was said to be covering up the truth this whole time. In fact, Ken Johnston Sr., a former consultant for NASA's Johnson Space Center, alleged that he is aware of lunar photos that captured a UFO and other anomalies. He further claimed to have witnessed photo technicians tampering with the images taken during the Apollo missions.
Bergrun, who also served the now-defunct National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and worked with aerospace company Lockheed Martin on highly classified aerospace projects, won top science and engineering awards during his career, including the California Society of Professional Engineers Archimedes Engineering Achievement Award.
In 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured an anomalous stretch of sounds as it crossed the gap between Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft beamed back a weirdly empty recording of the area, indicating that there's a lot less activity around it than scientists predicted.
"It was a bit disorienting. We weren't hearing what we expected to hear," said William Kurth, the team lead of Cassini's Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument, which was used to produce the sounds.
The gap was thought to be littered with a lot of stray dust. But Kurth said that he was able to count on his hands the number of dust particles that hit Cassini. The particles were no bigger than those in cigarette smoke, roughly 1,000th of a millimeter across. (Related: Cassini mission reveals another giant, mysterious vortex on Saturn's northern pole.)
The recording piqued the curiosity of some people, with Russia Times writing, "If there are aliens living between the rings, they love to dust."
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