WikiLeaks to publish files on aliens, UFOs
WikiLeaks will publish more secret US diplomatic files relating to aliens and unidentified flying objects, said the founder of the whistleblower website Julian Assange and claimed his life was at risk after the recent expose.world Updated: Dec 04, 2010 16:33 IST
WikiLeaks will publish more secret US diplomatic files relating to aliens and unidentified flying objects, said the founder of the whistleblower website Julian Assange and claimed his life was at risk after the recent expose.
Assange revealed he would publish classified US files about aliens and UFOs.
According to the Daily Mail, none had so far satisfied the twin publishing criteria for WikiLeaks: that the documents are original and not self-authored.
But he said: "It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs."
"Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-Christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot plant," he was quoted as saying.
The reclusive Australian insisted he had received death threats after disclosing more than 250,000 confidential US embassy cables this week on his website, which caused serious embarrasment for the US government.
The website first sparked fury by publishing US Army logs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that suggested soldiers were complicit in murder and torture.
"The threats against our lives are a matter of public record, however, we are taking the appropriate precautions to the degree that we are able when dealing with a superpower," Assange said during an online question-answer session on the Guardian's website Friday.
In a clear warning to the authorities, he said the leaked American diplomatic cables, along with "significant material from the US and other countries", had been copied to more than 100,000 files.
"If something happens to us, the key parts will be released automatically," he said.
Assange said his decision to dump top secret US documents on its website was revenge against "abusive elements of the United States government".
The former computer hacker is wanted by Swedish prosecutors on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.
The allegations surfaced in August when two women in Sweden made complaints to police.
Assange, 39, said he has been the victim of a smear campaign and has vowed to fight any extradition attempt.
First Published: Dec 04, 2010 16:27 IST