WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush has admitted that NASA astronauts videotaped a large alien spaceship on the moon during an Apollo moon mission.
The president made the startling disclosure at a packed White House news conference in response to the widespread circulation of the amazing videotape on YouTube and throughout the Internet.
"Uh, sure, there is that alien spaceship on the moon," Bush admitted uncomfortably beside the NASA director who nodded vigorously. "That videotape is very real."
The video is from a lunar module during its last moon orbit before descending to the moon's surface. The videotape shows the lunar surface and several lunar craters before encountering the spaceship.
The alien spaceship can be clearly seen and is huge, perhaps over a mile in length, and is pock-marked with small meteor impacts and partially buried, indicating it has been marooned on the moon for millennia.
The spaceship is filmed with a close-up telephoto lens, revealing details as the observing astronaut gives his impressions and reads off the coordinates of the spaceship.
When asked why NASA and the US government withheld disclosure of the momentous discovery, Bush said, "Well, the US Government doesn't really believe in UFOs and has always dismissed them. Besides, any aliens in that spaceship were likely not good Christians or Republicans."
The NASA director added, "Well, it is still nice to know that the spaceship is up there. I guess it means we are not alone in the universe. It sort of reminds me of that great sci-fi movie, Alien."