A single frame from the controversial 1947 ‘alien autopsy’ film is sold as a non-replaceable token (NFT) on auction, with the opening bid well over $ 1 million or 450 ethereum.
The 16mm film reportedly depicts the aftermath of the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico, with a human-like figure on an operating table.
The 17-minute movie shows the figure with a huge wound on his right leg, large eyes and skull and several individuals walking around the figure in white suits.
The winner of the auction receives the images as an NFT, essentially proving their authenticity through lines of code.
The auction is operated by Rarible, which bills itself as the “largest decentralized creator-focused NFT marketplace for a variety of multimedia content.”
The NFT created the original, controversial 1947 Alien Autopsy movie. It has a starting bid of 450 ethereum, or more than $ 1 million
The flying saucer reportedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947
The winner will also receive a physical 16mm frame of the original film shot in 1947, according to one statement.
According to the film’s owner, British entrepreneur Ray Santilli, the footage has been allegedly ‘verified’ by the CIA.
Santilli acquired it in 1992 from a retired US military cameraman, the statement said.
‘I’ve been living with this movie and the story around it for thirty years,’ Santilli said in the release. “When I first saw the CIA documents verifying the Roswell event and the Alien Autopsy movie, an enormous weight was lifted off my shoulders. I believe the technology we enjoy today started in 1947 with the Roswell crash and the NFT and single film image on offer is by far one of the most valuable items even offered at auction. ‘
Mystery of the 1947 Roswell Wreck
In July 1947, a farmer reported that debris had been scattered across his land.
Authorities were called to the scene and after examining the wreckage, determined that the pieces came from a flying sauce.
The front-page story of the local paper reported that the Roswell Army field recovered a flying saucer on a New Mexico Ranch after metallic, light but strong material was spread across the land.
“ The 509th Bombardment Group intelligence agency at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer, ” Roswell Daily Record reported on July 8, 1947.
However, shortly after the ‘UFO’ discovery made headlines, the War Department in Washington released a statement claiming that the debris was the remains of a weather balloon.
The controversy surrounding the film and its authenticity has been going on for years.
In 1995, footage from the film was broadcast on Fox as a one-hour documentary entitled Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction, presented by Jonathan Frakes.
In 2006, Santilli finally admitted that the footage was a ‘reconstruction’ of what he said he had previously watched and that only a ‘few frames’ were from the 1947 film, but never specified which.
Separately that year, special effects designer named John Humphreys claimed he created the figure in the footage and appeared in the film as one of the pathologists, according to Live Science.
However, a leaked 2001 memo was allegedly obtained by space travel billionaire Robert Bigelow (obtained from the archives of former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell) discussing a CIA scientist Kit Green who says the movie and the cadaver are real.
“ Alien Autopsy’s movie / video is real, the aliens’ corpse is real, and the corpse seen in the movie / video is the same as the photos Kit saw during the Pentagon briefing in 1987 / 88, ‘Green said in a 2001 briefing at the Pentagon, according to the release.
Bigelow is associated with former United States Senator Harry Reid.
During his tenure, Reid received funding for the now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, some of which went to Bigelow Aerospace to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena.
On July 8, 1947, citing a statement by Jesse Marcel Sr., the Roswell Daily Record reported that the Roswell Army field recovered a flying saucer at a Ranch in New Mexico after metallic, light but strong material was scattered across the country. .
The front-page story of the local paper reported that the Roswell Army field recovered a flying saucer on a New Mexico Ranch after metallic, light but strong material was spread across the land. “ The 509th Bombardment Group intelligence agency at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer, ” Roswell Daily Record reported on July 8, 1947.
The Air Force report on the event states that the debris was pieces of Project Mogal’s balloons, sensors and radar reflectors made of thin metal. Depicted is Marcel with the rubble
“The 509th Bombardment Group intelligence agency at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer,” the paper reported.
Marcel Sr. was the first to arrive and led the investigation, which he said were pieces from an alien vehicle.
However, shortly after the ‘UFO’ discovery made headlines, the Washington DC War Department released a statement claiming that the debris was just the remains of a weather balloon.
What are NFTs? The latest cryptocurrency to take over the internet
What is an NFT?
A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a unique digital token encrypted with an artist’s signature, verifying its ownership and authenticity, and permanently affixed to the piece.
How do they look like?
Most NFTs contain some type of digital artwork, such as photos, videos, GIFs, and music. Theoretically, anything digital could be turned into an NFT.
Where do you buy them?
At the moment, NFTs are usually sold in so-called ‘drops’, timed online sales through blockchain-supported marketplaces such as Nifty Gateway, Opensea and Rarible.
Why would I want one?
There are a number of reasons why someone might want to buy an NFT. For some, the reason may be emotional value as NFTs are viewed as collectibles. For others, they are seen as an investment opportunity similar to cryptocurrencies as the value could rise.
When are NFTs made?
Writer and podcaster Andrew Steinwold traced the origins of NFTs back to 2012, with the creation of the cryptocurrency Colored Coins. But NFTs didn’t hit the mainstream until five years later, when the blockchain game CryptoKitties started selling virtual cats in 2017.