Boyd Bushman, a former Lockheed Martin engineer, said on his deathbed that he had spoken with aliens, and has the pictures to prove it. He passed away at age 78 in August 2014.
Bushman went out with an extraterrestrial disclosure bang, claiming to have worked on projects involving antigravity, UFOs, aliens, Area 51, and Roswell. According to him government officials have been in contact with aliens who strongly resemble humans, about four and a half to five feet tall, have three back bones and are able to communicate telepathically:
They’re able to use their own voice by telepathy to talk to you and all of a sudden you’ll find yourself giving the answer to your question in your own voice.
Bushman described aliens of whom live for 200 years, and hail from a planet called Quintumnia where they continue to rustle cattle despite their vastly advanced technological state:
They are divided into two groups. One group are wranglers, and the others are rustlers, stealing the cattle. The two groups act differently. The wranglers are friendly but the rustlers not so much.
The sole piece of evidence Bushman presented in support of his tale, about alien visitations from Quintumnia, were some purported photographs of these extraterrestrial beings.
However, when Bushman’s claims began to gain traction on the Internet, a Reddit user located an existing plastic toy alien doll that very closely resembled the image of the “alien” Bushman had proffered in his video.
A news outlet in Quebec also pointed out that the alien seen in the pictures held up by Bushman during the interview could be purchased at WalMart.
Did Boyd Bushman decide to have one over on everyone as he departed his earthly life? Or was he a true believer who actually thought he had experienced the things he described? Or was he a little bit senile? Regardless of his reasons for offering them, Bushman’s extraordinary claims weren’t the least bit convincing in an evidential sense, as Stuart J. Robbins noted for SWIFT:
‘A deathbed confession can be a way to solidify one’s reputation. The thinking could easily be, ‘People believe that people are honest on their deathbed. So I’m going to make sure I go out with a bang and make my claims yet again. People, who didn’t believe me before, might this time because they’ll think I’m telling the truth because I’m about to die.’
Some confessions are just not convincing, because they are doing it wrong.
I find this whole deathbed confession thing unconvincing and, perhaps more importantly, not useful: We have no more information than we had before. We have no way to verify any of the information claimed. No way to test or duplicate it. At best, we have another person claiming this stuff is real, and while he or she may be proven out with the passage of time, their ‘confession’ contributed absolutely nothing to that advancement.
Until then, it’s no better than any other pseudoscientific claim.’