New York: A former NASA employee named Jackie has made a startling claim saying that she saw two humans walking on the Red Planet towards the Viking Mars lander in 1979 in a footage.
Reportedly, Jackie placed a call to Coast to Coast AM radio station in the US, claiming she saw two humans walking on Mars. She said that she was handling the downlink telemetry from the Viking lander along with six colleagues when she witnessed the mysterious incident.
The reason she called in to the radio show was because she wanted help to solve the mystery that has been plaguing her for about 27 years.
"That old Viking rover was running around. Then I saw two men in spacesuits - not the bulky suits we normally used, but they looked protective. They came over the horizon walking to the Viking Explorer," she was quoted as saying.
"The men' suits looked like space protective gear, but not what you would expect astronauts to wear," she added.
"There were probably about half a dozen of us downstairs. We were just maintaining the equipment. Then they cut off our video feed," Jackie told the radio host.
The Viking Explorer is the first vehicle to send back images of Mars. Viking 1 was launched on August 20, 1975 and the second spacecraft Viking 2 was launched on September 9, 1975.
NASA is yet to uncover the truth behind her mysterious claims.