Conspiracy theorists have been buzzing ever since a Russian man claimed to be born on Mars.
Boriska Kipriyanovich, a 21-year-old from Volgograd, has been called an "Indigo Child" by his parents, who claim he has exhibited special powers from a young age. Boriska's mother describes him as a "genius" who learned things much faster than the average child, claiming he could read when he was just two months old.
“No one has ever taught him," she said. "Sometimes he would sit in a lotus position and start telling us detailed facts about Mars, planetary systems and other civilizations."
As he grew older, Boriska's parents say he started to make strange claims about life in outer space, before revealing he was born on Mars.
The Russian man claims that he was born on the red planet and lived there before being "re-born" on Earth in 1996. He also claims to have lived a past life in Lemuria (better known as Atlantis). In a video that went viral in his native country, Boriska describes his life in outer space and his first visit to Earth.
He also makes some surprising claims about one of ancient Egypt's most famous monuments...
Boriska was the subject of a 2008 documentary called Boriska: Indigo Boy from Mars, where he openly discusses his otherworldly claims.
He says that he and his fellow Martians were 7 feet tall, could breathe carbon dioxide, and that they stopped aging at 35 to become immortal. So why leave his home on Mars? Boriska blames "a catastrophe" on his home planet. "There was a nuclear war between them," he explains. "Everything burnt down. Only some of them survived."
Boriska claims that those survivors moved underground, which is why scientists haven't found any other Martians yet. But the young man's most shocking revelation is that he visited Earth as a Martian, and that "his people" had a close relationship with the ancient Egyptians.
“The human life will change when the Sphinx is opened, it has an opening mechanism somewhere behind the ear," he says, referring to the famous monument in Giza, Egypt. "I do not remember exactly.”
Of course there are very few people who believe any of Kipriyanovich's claims, but they certainly make us wonder about life outside of our own planet. Since taping the original video the "Indigo Child" hasn't revealed any more about Mars, but the truth is out there.
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