French doctor reveals she did NOT see ETs during suicide bid…but try convincing the conspiracy theorists
- Claudie Haignere, 59, was the first French woman in space in the 1990s
- Conspiracy theorists believe she tried to warn Earth of alien existence
- She told MailOnline a video detailing claims is nothing more than a hoax
- It’s said Dr Haignere took an overdose of sleeping pills in December 2008
A French astronaut has brushed off bizarre claims by conspiracy theorists that she tried to warn the planet about alien existence moments after attempting suicide.
Claudie Haignere, 59, reportedly said, ‘Earth must be warned’, moments before slipping into a coma due to an overdose of sleeping pills.
Space fanatics UFOmania have released a six-minute video dissecting the possible hidden meaning behind the events, but Dr Haignere – who made a full recovery – told MailOnline it was absolute rubbish.
The clip, uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than a million times, is narrated by a robotic voice.
It says the esteemed astronaut had to be restrained before saying, ‘Earth must be warned’.
The voice also tells viewers the laboratory in which she was working when the incident happened back in 2008 was at the forefront of human and alien DNA research.
UFOmania says it was destroyed by fire.
Dr Haignere told MailOnline: ‘All there is to say is that it’s a complete hoax, nothing else.’
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual said: ‘Many UFO believers or conspiracy theorists think that we are not being told the truth about UFOs and their alien pilots, and think that full disclosure about the facts will be made public one day.
‘In the case of Claudie Haignere, her role as an astronaut, connection with a laboratory that was allegedly burnt down and her suicide attempt, is a heady mixture ripe for conspiracy theorists to exploit and use to prove that we are the mercy of sinister alien forces beyond our control or comprehension.’
The 59-year-old was the first woman French woman in space when she was back-up crew on the 1993 Mir Altair mission along with her future husband Jean-Pierre Haignere.
Three years later she visited the Mir space station as part of the Russian-French Cassiopee mission.
By 2001, she held another record, when she became the first European woman to visit the International Space Station.
After hanging up her space suit and retiring as an astronaut Dr Haignere embarked on a political career in France where she worked as minister delegate for research and new technologies from 2002 to 2004 before shifting over to European affairs.
She left politics to work for a biology lab at the Pasteur Institute which is where she was stationed when it was reported she attempted suicide in December 2008.
Having recovered, Dr Haignere said an acute stress disorder she called ‘burnout syndrome’ caused the incident.
She returned to work to become President of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie – the biggest science museum in Europe.
Her return to space work was completed last year when she returned to work for the European Space Agency in Paris.
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