Andrew D. Basiago is an American attorney and amateur scientist.
Poor Mr. Basiago is victimized by the National Geographic Society because they narrow-mindedly refuse to publish his claims that the Mars Rover Spirit captured photographic evidence of life on the Red Planet. He wrote a letter to the Society in an effort to get them to publish his "findings."
"I was astonished by what I found," he said. "There, on the Red Planet, were beings in blue bodysuits and the abstract artwork of a Martian civilization. I was looking at the first evidence of life beyond Earth!"
In his letter to the National Geographic Society, the lawyer writes that careful evaluation of PIA10214 reveals "a cosmic treasure trove of pictographic evidence of life on Mars, including humanoid beings, animal species, carved statues, and built structures."
According to Basiago, the humanoid beings photographed in PIA10214 have bulbous heads and elongated bodies, like the extraterrestrials described in alien contact accounts. Some have two arms and legs like human beings, while others have multiple appendages and segmented or larval bodies, as if they are human-insect hybrids.
Mr. Basiago has, (he says) "five academic degrees, including a BA in History from UCLA and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge."
Just goes to show that advanced education does not exempt you from acting like a complete and utter 'tard...or a complete professional disinformer discrediting the whole Ufological research.
Anyway, Basiago did it: His joke is first in the top 5 UFO News of 2008. Enough to sell books well. Business are business. Take a look.
Top 5 UFO stories of 2008
The top 5 UFO stories of 2008 as chosen by Jerry Pippin include:
"1. Life on Mars? NASA [rover Spirit] photos seem to show statues, totem poles and other evidence of life.
"2. Needles UFO Crash or was it something from Black Ops?
"3. Death of Mr. X- UFO whistle blower, who did a series of shows on top secret papers involving military knowledge of UFOs dies mysteriously in December.
"4. Gary McKinnon, the UFO hacker battles extradition to the US for cyber terrorism - He just received a judicial review slated for Mid-March in his fight to stay in the UK
"5. The Stephenville, Texas UFO sighting - UFOs near the Bush Vacation White House, hundreds see them."
On learning of the award, Basiago praised the work of other Mars anomaly researchers including Schiaparelli, Lowell, Tesla, Di Pietro, Molinar, Carlotto, Hoagland, Drasin, McDaniel, Pillinger, Hancock, Van Flanderen, Skipper, Brown, and Webre.
Anyway he is selling well his booklets. Better than his other "contribution" to the Fatima Aparition. Basiago wrote that the Aparition in Fatima was an Alien lady and not the Holy Virgin.(how brilliant...!)