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Andrew D. Basiago (b. 1961) is a Vancouver lawyer of apparently high repute. As a side project, he runs Project Pegasus, a group dedicated to lobbying the government to release the secrets of teleportation and time travel for the benefit of mankind. Basiago also refers to himself as "the discoverer of life on Mars." he claims to be one of two "planetary-level whistle blowers" predicted by Web bot. Oh, and he's also an indigo child.
 Martian analysis
Basiago enjoyed a successful career as a journalist and lawyer until sometime in 2008, when he went a little weird in the head and started submitting academic papers to the National Geographic Society about aliens, buildings, forests, and animals that he was seeing in blurry Mars rover photographs. Oddly, they declined to publish his papers due to the technicality that these things existed only in his mind.
 Participation in DARPA experiments
After friends and family apparently failed to seek a diagnosis for Basiago, he suddenly remembered in 2010 that he had been a child participant in a top secret DARPA programme experimenting with time travel and teleportation in the early 1970s. These technologies were invented of course by that old conspiracy theorist dead horse, Nikola Tesla.
Basiago claims to have travelled one million years into the past, as well as having been present at Lincoln's Gettysberg address and having visited 2045. He revealed all this, as they all do, in numerous interviews with Coast to Coast AM.
Allegedly he was accompanied in his travels by his partner, a talking dog.
 Travel to Mars
Following Basiago's continued mental decline, he now claims to have teleported to Mars in the 1980s as an Earth ambassador to the Martian civilisation. This is strange because when he published his article nearly three decades later, he claims to have been "astonished" to discover life on Mars. Then again, he is a time-traveller, so who are we to nitpick the chronology?
Along with William B. Stillings, an equally strange comrade he dug up somewhere, Basiago now claims that President Obama was a fellow Mars traveller back in the day, then living under the moniker "Barry Soetoro." Basiago and Stillings say they met Obama on Mars, and the government is now covering up the president's space travel past. One can only hope perhaps someday the cover-up will end so at last the story can be told of Barack Obama: Time-Travelin' Mars Ranger from Harvard.
Basiago has also announced his candidacy for the US Presidential election in 2016.
- The Project Pegasus website. Sign the petition to release Obama's secret space travel past!
- The Discovery of Life On Mars, Basiago's original "academic" paper, foolishly turned down from publication by the National Geographic Society.
- Basiago explains his reasonable claims in an interview.