The NSA whistleblower is still living in isolation in Russia, however he called in to the StarTalk podcast to make the sensational claims
Edward Snowden has claimed that aliens are trying to make contact with Earth right now.
The NSA whistleblower was speaking as he continues to live in isolation in Russia following a major leak of information regarding the way government agencies monitor and use our personal data.
However he took time on Friday to call into scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk podcast to make some incredible claims.
He said: “So if you have an an alien civilization trying to listen for other civilizations, or our civilization trying to listen for aliens, there’s only one small period in the development of their society when all of their communication will be sent via the most primitive and most unprotected means.
“So when we think about everything that we’re hearing through our satellites or everything that they’re hearing from our civilization (if there are indeed aliens out there), all of their communications are encrypted by default.
“So what we are hearing, that’s actually an alien television show or you know a phone call… is indistinguishable to us from cosmic microwave background radiation.”
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You can listen to Edward Snowden talk on the podcast below.
The former US intelligence contractor went into hiding after carrying out a major leak of information that was initially published in the Guardian newspaper.
Snowden went into hiding in Hong Kong in 2013, and was then granted asylum in Russia, where he continues to live.
Following the leak, he was even forced to leave behind his girlfriend Lindsay Mills.
Snowden faces charges of espionage and theft of government property in the United States.
He claims the US have made an example of him, saying how he has been treated as “a warning to all others who might speak out as I have”.