If 2020 wasn't a chaotic enough, you can now throw space aliens into the mix.
Haim Eshed—the former head of the Israeli space security program—told Israeli paper Yedioth Aharonoth that aliens don't only exist, but they've already made contact with humans.
According to Eshed, aliens have been communicating exclusively with the United States and Israel, warning the two countries that humans aren't ready to know they exist. Eshed claims they are already conducting experiments on earth.
Eshed said that there already exists a galactic federation and a secret underground base on Mars, where they've already begun working with humans.
Eshed mentioned outgoing President Donald Trump in the tale, and claimed he almost put the cooperation in jeopardy:
"Trump was on the verge of revealing [the existence of aliens], but the aliens in the Galactic Federation are saying, 'Wait, let people calm down first,'' They don't want to start mass hysteria. They want to first make us sane and understanding."
The former general said that aliens were concerned the President would let the secret slip, foiling their plans to wait for a more evolved society before revealing their existence.
That aliens could convince Trump to keep from divulging the best kept secret in global history was, oddly enough, the most unbelievable aspect of the story for some.
Eshed's experience may make him a more credible source than most of the countless people who've claimed to see extraterrestrial beings in the past, but that didn't spare him from mockery online.
Trump hasn't yet addressed the story.