It turns out that the truth might be out there after all. According to a Cosmonaut, a swab of the International Space Station revealed bacteria that is not of our world.
"That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. They are being studied so far, and it seems that they pose no danger," said cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov to Russia's state-owned TASS news agency.
In 2014, another Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Solovyov claimed that sea plankton and other microorganisms were spotted in cosmonauts' spacewalk samples.
Popular Science refutes the finding, saying that even if the so-called alien bacteria was found on the ISS before launch, it doesn't necessarily mean they came from somewhere outside of the Earth.
They cited a paper published in Astrobiology which suggested space dust colliding with Earth’s atmosphere can propel microbes out of our atmosphere and into space.
The internet quickly predicted the end times as well as other hilarious conspiracy theories that sound like a script from "The X-Files" or "X-Men." See them below:
Nice knowing you all! https://t.co/B1cW2nr0Wi— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery) 1513893208.0
maybe THIS is how xmen actually started. https://t.co/jqdN2CFTmG— Nick Corasaniti (@Nick Corasaniti) 1513893029.0
https://t.co/lpVWKHwW9D At the end of day does it matter if the 'alien' bacteria was brought from Earth and evolved… https://t.co/cLKmZasHER— Derek (@Derek) 1512535130.0
Is the @Space_Station crawling with alien bacteria? 👽 We’re open minded, but let’s wait and see what further analys… https://t.co/1s15jJWE1E— Bill Nye Science Guy (@Bill Nye Science Guy) 1512396841.0
@RT_com @georgegalloway Prometheus was good, Alien Covenant not quite so.— #WeAreCorbyn (@#WeAreCorbyn) 1511811417.0
@RT_com THE END IS NEAR! REPENT!!!— Bradley (@Bradley) 1511809918.0