The research scientist and official representative for famed UFOlogist Billy Meier claimed that the information collected by NASA regarding the dangerous asteroid Apophis was wrong. According to the scientist, the space agency previously had inaccurate calculations and predictions regarding the asteroid’s potential Earth impact.

After the asteroid’s discovery in 2004, Apophis has captured the attention of the public due to predictions that it will hit Earth in 2029. Given its massive size, which is 340 meters across, Apophis is one of the largest known asteroids to fly near Earth.

Through follow-up observations on the asteroid’s trajectory, NASA was able to rule out a potential impact in 2029. The agency did the same for another possible impact scenario in 2036.

However, according to Michael Horn, the authorized media representative for Meier, NASA’s initial predictions about Apophis were wrong.

Horn said that Meier, who founded a UFO religion and claims to have regular contact with aliens, originally discovered the existence of Apophis long before NASA detected it. He also stated that the agency had to correct their miscalculations regarding the asteroid’s size based on Meier’s findings.

Aside from the size of the asteroid, Horn also said that NASA had to keep on changing their predictions for a possible impact due to inaccuracies in the data they have collected.

“NASA firstly dismissed the possibility that Apophis would hit the Earth,” Horn told Express. “They have changed that multiple times now, fortunately, they are seemingly taking it a little more seriously.”

“Then they had to correct their own size estimate of Apophis to within 25 meters of what the original discoverer, a man named Billy Meier stated,” he added. “Meier first published his info on Apophis, at that time he referred to it as the red meteor, but he published his information in 1981.”

Despite Horn’s claims, NASA still maintains that their calculations and predictions regarding Apophis are still correct. The agency is still confident that the massive asteroid won’t hit the planet during its upcoming visit 10 years from now. According to the agency, the asteroid will miss Earth by only 19,000 miles during its flyby in 2029.

asteroids_passing_earth Over 17,000 near-Earth asteroids remain undetected in our solar neighborhood. Pictured; an artistic illustration of an asteroid flying by Earth. Photo: NASA