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Family Who Claimed to See Aliens in Backyard Now in Lockdown After ​​Hoax Accusations

The family is standing by their story despite the backlash.

According to a 2021 Pew Research survey, 65 percent of Americans believe that life exists on other planets, while 51 percent say that UFOs reported by people in the military are likely evidence of intelligent life outside Earth. Some people even claim to have seen aliens with their own eyes, including one Las Vegas family, currently in lockdown after going public with their supposed encounter. 

A Family Claims That They Saw Aliens on April 30


The family, who has chosen to remain anonymous, first revealed their alien encounter on April 30. They maintain that after hearing a loud crashing noise they called 911 and reported "nonhuman" beings. 

They Had "Shiny Eyes"


"They (have) shiny eyes and they're not human," Angel, a teenager in the family, said in the 911 call. "They're 100% not human."

The Family Insists They Are Telling the Truth

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Angel talked to NewsNation's Nancy Loo and has also been discussing the aliens in his backyard on social media. "I already said what I had to say, if you want to believe it, believe it," Angel said in a video.

Some People Believe Them

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Some people, including a former police officer, believe the story. "Something happened over there. I honestly believe something happened," podcaster Doug Poppa said. "They saw something — what it was, I wasn't there. I have no idea. For people to come out, and blatantly say the family's lying, what's your evidence?" he added.

The American Metor Society Says It Was a Meteor


According to KLAS there is footage of a flash across the sky that night. However, the American Meteor Society says they are sure it was a meteor. "We're certain it was a meteor because of the duration of the event," Robert Lunsford, of the American Meteor Society, said. "Most everybody reported it lasted between two and five seconds, and that's much too fast to be a re-entering satellite or a rocket."

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The Family Is On Lockdown in Their House


However, the family is sticking to their story and is currently locked down in their house, "claiming they're being threatened by people accusing them of an elaborate hoax," reports NewsNation. They have put trespassing signs around the area and family members are "skittish, anxious and scared." 

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