Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are unique forms and files that can be auctioned and bought by physical money, or different types of cryptocurrency, and enables the buyers to collect memorabilia, images, and most recently memes and music videos. They have become a hot topic of conversation in the culture of 2021, with celebrities and public figures getting involved in the Intellectual Property world.
The ever-expanding sector of NFTs have now welcomed a new genre of files to be auctioned; with the latest auction consisting of a single, still frame image from a 17 minute long, black-and-white movie, of what appears to be, the autopsy of an extra-terrestrial corpse. Dubbed ‘The Alien Autopsy Film’, the image features the long figure who crash-landed in New Mexico in August of 1947 and appears to have a wound on its right leg, with large eyes set in a large skull.
The famous Roswell crash of 1947 has long been disputed as to whether the UFO was real or false. Not long after, the 16mm film footage emerged, featuring surgeons dressed in white coats, conducting an autopsy on the alien figure. The original film was discovered by British entrepreneur Ray Santilli, who located it from a U.S military cameraman, while working on a project with Elvis Presley in 1992.
The still image was the subject of a worldwide debate regarding its authenticity, until a leaked memo was obtained by aerospace billionaire Robert Bigelow. The memo was from the archives of NASA astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, and discussed CIA’s scientist Kit Green’s briefing on the autopsy at the Pentagon, stating that ‘The Alien Autopsy film/video is real, the alien cadaver is real, and the cadaver seen in the film/video is the same as the photos Kit saw at the 1987/88 Pentagon briefing.’ Confirming the authenticity to the film and still image. The memo also includes an email by Green, revealing that the forensic tissue and the organs of the figure were stored at the Walter-Reed Armed Forces Institute for Pathology Medical Museum in Washington D.C. Top UFO researchers have voiced their agreement with the film’s authenticity, including Richard Dolan, Grant Cameron and Linda Moulton Howe.
Santilli was the original owner of the footage, and has lived with the film and its surrounding story for 30 years, and is ready to put it up for auction. The auction began on June 1st, and is running for 5 days on the famous NFT-auction site; Rarible.com, who have previously stated that they believe the Alien Autopsy NFT will only continue to grow in value, after starting the bidding at $1 million (approx £707,400) or 450 Ethereum. This auction has been labelled as a once in a lifetime opportunity, with the highest bidder due to receive the unique computer code that confirms their ownership, as well as the film’s authenticity
Historically, most NFTs have been awarded via computer coding only, however, this buyer of this file will receive the original 16mm frame, alongside copies of the CIA correspondence which validates the image.
The bidder can be reassured that no other frame like it exists, nor is there another tangible item like it, making this auction one of the rarest and most valuable forms of history.
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