A shocking video claims France’s first female astronaut screamed “Earth must be warned!” before she attempted suicide.
Claudie Haigneré, 59, reportedly had to “be restrained” after yelling the eerie caution prior to falling into a coma from an overdose of sleeping pills.
A six-minute YouTube conspiracy film by UFOmania has resurfaced this week examining her story. It has been viewed nearly a million times.
In 1993, esteemed scientist Claudie was a backup crew member for the 1993 Mir Altaïr mission, which included her future husband, Jean-Pierre Haigneré.
She made it to the Mir space station in 1996 as part of the Russian-French Cassiopée mission, and in 2001 became the first European woman to visit the International Space Station.
The asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named after Claudie and her husband.
After retiring from space work, Claudie entered French politics and worked as minister delegate for research and new technologies from 2002 to 2004 and minister delegate for European affairs from 2004 to 2005.
But, despite her efforts, budgets for scientific research were cut.
After leaving politics, she worked in a biology lab at the Pasteur Institute.
That’s where the story gets strange.
In December 2008, it was widely reported that Claudie had to be rushed to a hospital after allegedly taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
It was reported that she was found conscious but had to be restrained while screaming, “Earth must be warned!” before lapsing into a coma.
Claudie blamed the incident on “burnout syndrome” and is now the director of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie — the largest science museum in Europe.
However, alien enthusiasts believe she was trying to warn the Earth about life in outer space.
The YouTube video, which is narrated by a robot voice, is a conspiracy that blends fact and fiction.
Claudie did attempt suicide in 2008, but the rest appears to be made up and continuously reappears on conspiracy forums, such as David Icke’s website.
The video says: “She had to be forcefully restrained after screaming ‘Earth must be warned!’
“More ominously, her laboratory where she worked at the forefront of human/alien DNA research was destroyed by fire.”
The video uses quotes from real reports by news agency AFP, but they’re taken out of context, with additional information.
There is no such thing as “human/alien DNA research” because we have never encountered any aliens.
Claudie’s story often pops up when something happens to a prominent UFO expert.
The mysterious death of conspiracy theorist Max Spiers in October may have triggered the latest interest.
Spiers was found dead on a sofa at a friend’s house in Poland days after warning his mother to “investigate” if anything happened to him. Friends also claim he had vomited a black liquid before his death.