Scottish computer hacker Gary McKinnon is accused of gaining access to nearly 100 U.S. military and NASA computers and computer systems between 2001 and 2002. With a ten year legal fight against extradition, protest songs and numerous think pieces published on the subject, it’s easy to forget perhaps the most important part of the story…what he was trying to find.
He was looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public.
The Americans believe that he caused $800,000 worth of damage to computers. And on October 16, 2012, after a series of legal proceedings in Britain, Home Secretary Theresa Many withdrew her extradition order to have him brought to the United States.
But What Did McKinnon Find?
McKinnon believed that information about the existence of extraterrestrial visits was being hidden from the public and that pictures from space were being altered at NASA’s Johnson’s space center; UFOs were allegedly being taken out of the pictures.
When he hacked the systems, he claims that he found HD pictures of a large cigar-shaped object hovering over the Northern Hemisphere. When he hacked into the systems of U.S. Space Command, he found a log that listed non-terrestrial officers, which he believed was evidence that the U.S. military has a secret battalion in space.
“I found a list of officers’ names … under the heading ‘Non-Terrestrial Officers’. It doesn’t mean little green men. What I think it means is not Earth-based. I found a list of ‘fleet-to-fleet transfers’, and a list of ship names. I looked them up. They weren’t US Navy ships. What I saw made me believe they have some kind of spaceship, off-planet”.
The U.S. Government alleges that he took down military computers, making the U.S. vulnerable to attacks soon after 9/11. McKinnon denies these claims, and he says that he never acted with malicious intent.
“I am not blind to criminality, but I was on a moral crusade. I was convinced, and there was good evidence to show, that certain secretive parts of the American government intelligence agencies did have access to crashed extra-terrestrial technology which could, in these days, save us in the form of a free, clean, pollution-free energy. I thought if someone is holding onto that, it is unconstitutional under American law. I didn’t think about jail sentences at the time”. He told BBC.
In 2005, McKinnon told the Guardian, “Once you’re on the network, you can do a command called NetStat – Network Status – and it lists all the connections to that machine. There were hackers from Denmark, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Thailand… every night for the entire five to seven years I was doing this”.
Are they trying to suppress this information? Was McKinnon right in taking the illegal road to try and expose the secrets that are being kept?