A video has surfaced showing a woman claiming to be a former NASA contractor who says she viewed and heard evidence that NASA astronauts saw three UFOs land on the moon which were later covered up in an operation code-named “Santa Claus.” She also claims that thousands of photographs of UFOs have been altered and airbrushed. Is she telling the truth?

They didn’t threaten to kill me but I got the message I shouldn’t talk about it.

That’s what Donna Hare says in a video made in 2013 that has surfaced this week. In it, this former employee of the computer and engineering contractor Philco Ford says she had security clearance to enter a mysterious Building 8 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in the 1970s. There she says she received confidential information “over lunch” from officials who said that if they were caught, they would “lose their pensions.” She says one of them not only lost his pension but “disappeared off the face of the Earth.”


What could be so secret that a NASA employee would be threatened with losing their pension? (Boy, it must be a really good pension!) Hare says one told her that he heard three astronauts who had just returned from a moon mission talk about seeing three UFOs on the moon which they referred to using the code words “Santa Claus.”

Hare also claims she saw photographs taken of the lunar surface displayed in a restricted area, some of which a NASA employee pointed out had images of UFOs. Another employee claims soldiers made him burn a picture of a UFO before knocking him out with a gun. She says her own job was as an illustrator and photographic slide technician and in that capacity she witnessed the airbrushing of photographs ... but makes no claim of doing it herself.

What should we make of Donna Hare’s claims? If they’re true, why is she still alive … or getting a pension? She claims to have testified at “congressional briefings” in 1997 – perhaps her name being in the public records has protected her. She presents no physical evidence and very little eyewitness information … just what others have told her. No names are mentioned and none of these other witnesses have given up their pensions to join her.

Is the NASA pension program so good that no one would risk losing it in exchange for the fame and fortune that would come from revealing UFO photos from the Moon?

Why did they call the UFOs 'Santa Claus'?

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They didn’t threaten to kill me but I got the message I shouldn’t talk about it!


Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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