In something fitting in the spirit of today (or for an episode of "The X-Files," and no, this isn't my take on the classic "War of the Worlds" prank radio broadcast of 1938), a video depicting one of the most bizarre deathbed confessions ever has surfaced online...and, yes, it is a quite a doozy.

An Area 51 scientist and career government worker recently left behind a video revealing alleged federal secrets that are nothing short of a conspiracy theorist's wet dream. The Inquistr reported that Boyd Bushman, a highly accredited aerospace scientist and the holder of numerous innovative patents, decided to come clean in his last hours and record what he knew about the U. S. government's dealings with aliens and its secret UFO program. Perhaps most bewildering of all though, was his revelation that not only were UFOs real, but that 18 extraterrestrials were currently employed by the U. S. government.

Boyd Bushman, whose career saw the man holding positions with Lockheed-Martin, Hughes Aircraft, and other aerospace firms, died on August 7 of this year. But prior to his passing, he gave an interview that has caught the attention of many in the UFO community. His words verify much of what many have come to believe...that UFOs are real, that the government has had relations with aliens for decades, and that there has been a determined effort to keep this information secret from the general populace over the same period.

Bushman relates in the video that he was responsible at Area 51 for "reverse engineering" alien technology for use in the U. S. military. Among his revelations was that the alien craft was indeed saucer-shaped, it was an actual "flying saucer," and 38 feet in diameter.

More alarming (some might even say ominous) was Bushman's claims that aliens that had traveled to Earth are just freely roaming about, working for the federal government. The scientist said there were 18 extraterrestrials working for the government...and a few of them were in the range of 250 years old.

Boyd Bushman isn't the first former government employee with inside knowledge of secret facilities like Area 51 who has been willing to share their experiences. However, he may be the most credible. His position as an aerospace engineer and his having opened up just before his death in what amounts to a deathbed confession (an act seen as having legal consequence) lends extra merit to his words.

Bushman also produced several photos of what he claimed were aliens working at Area 51, some of which he says died while working at the top secret government facility. The Nevada facility has been operational since 1955, and has been the focus of speculation ever since. Being an experimental testing ground cloaked the base not on in secrecy but also added the atmosphere that gave rise to the idea of cover-ups and sinister goings-on.

Still, is there any validity to the claims of the late Boyd Bushman? Is Area 51 exactly what conspiracy theorists and UFO true believers have claimed it to be over the years ...a hiding place for UFOs and extraterrestrials?

Although Bushman's claims may be nigh impossible to verify, one thing is certain: His video testament has become something of note. Since it was posted on Oct. 8, the interview video has garnered over 2.6 million views to date. The video is it and make up your own mind if the man is on the level or not: