A 6-minute YouTube conspiracy film by UFOmania has resurfaced this week that claims France's first female astronaut screamed "Earth must be warned!" before she attempted suicide. According to the video's content, Claudie Haigneré, who is now 59, had to be restrained after shouting the shocking warning -- before becoming comatose from a sleeping pill overdose.
An esteemed scientist, Haigneré was a backup crew member for the Mir Altaïr mission in 1993, and later in 1996 she made it to the Mir space station. The French astronaut also went on to become the first European woman to reach the International Space Station (ISS). In fact, the asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named after Claudie and her husband Jean-Pierre Haigneré.
The acclaimed astronaut entered French politics after retiring from her space career and became the minister delegate for research and new technologies from 2002 to 2004, and subsequently the European affairs minister delegate from 2004 to 2005. After her stint in politics, Haigneré started to work in a biology lab at France's Pasteur Institute.
At this point in Haigneré's life, things reportedly started to get a bit strange. In December 2008, claims surfaced that the former French astronaut had to be hospitalized after overdosing on sleeping pills. Furthermore, before lapsing into coma, the ex-politician was found allegedly screaming "Earth must be warned!" Later on, Haigneré, who is now the director of Europe's largest science museum -- Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie -- blamed the bizarre episode on burnout syndrome.
However, conspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts did not reportedly buy the explanation and believe that Haigneré was trying to warn humans about extraterrestrial life and aliens. Subsequently a video was released, which has resurfaced on YouTube channel UFOmania, and reportedly seems to be a blend of fact and fiction.Yep. To read more and view the video, click here.