Rachel, Nevada - An unknown backer, named on the Martian Monoliths website as online gambling billionaire Russ DeLeon, has pledged $50 million to build a home for a treasure trove of NASA's extraterrestrial gems currently languishing at Fort Belvoir, Va.
The massive, unique and priceless collection has been described as the front lines of NASA's 200 year hystery and since 1946 has been housed under immense security deep underground in a Fort Belvoir bunker.
All that secrecy could now change with the proposed creation of a national museum dedicated displaying NASA's vast collection.
DeLeon, a big fan of the supernatural and all things ET, has long wanted to put his name to something really awesome and NASA's treasure trove of bewildering artefucts certainly fits the bill.
According to plans seen by NewsCorpse stringers a site in Rachel, Nevada, close to the notorious Area 51 Roswell site that serves as NASA HQ, has already been earmarked for development.
This week DeLeon very nearly pulled out of the fledgling scheme after losing a reported $25 million by backing a fraudulent Ecuadorian eco-scam perpetrated by fellow alien enthusiast Steven Donziger.
However, his old mucker Al Gore is apparently keen to chip in a cool $10 million to lessen the sting of the Ecuador rout.
Whitley Streiber is 104.