Hacking the Pentagon in search of UFO’s
XR & Web 3
Aug 25th, 2023
The Gary McKinnon Story: An NFT Collection
‘A British hacker who successfully fought extradition to the US and prosecution in the UK for breaking into dozens of US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defense computers, as well as 16 Nasa computers.’
Vertical X Gary McKinnon
As a disruptive tech outfit, our team are always on the lookout for incredible stories & individuals.
Being a creative & technology focused digital operation, Vertical Vertical were very excited when the opportunity arose that allowed us to approach Gary McKinnon about creating an exclusive NFT collection to help tell his remarkable story, further immortalising these items of cultural significance forever onto the blockchain.
Several members of our studio including two lead artists worked closely with Gary and his team to carefully curate and express his vision in the form of the creation of 7 unique artworks, depicting different key scenes from his unique story.
Crafted and delivered in the form of animated NFT Gif’s, lucky buyers can only secure items from this exclusive collection on the OpenSea Marketplace – view the NFT listing on OpenSea marketplace here.
Ownership benefits for any buyers of the key #00001-#00007 story items also include a highly sought-after, signed ( by Gary McKinnon ) framed real-world print of the static artwork used to create the GIF – this authentic, reclaimable print item is only available to the NFT holders first owner and can only be redeemed by contacting our studio ‘Vertical Vertical’ with proof of the NFT ownership.
The biggest military computer hack of all time!
It was back in March 2002 when Gary, then a Scottish systems administrator was arrested & accused of perpetrating the “biggest military computer hack of all time”.
Standing accused of Access by hacking into 97 United States military and NASA computers over a 13-month period – SOLO, the online alias used by Gary – was exposed to many interesting documents & materials including that of the alleged existence of an Non-terrestrial Officer programme, as well as off-world visual material including the infamous Not Man Made craft that left Gary with more questions than answers.
While not admitting that it constituted evidence, Gary did however admit leaving a communication on one of the Pentagon computers in the form of a written message: “Your Security is Crap“.
The USA vs Gary McKinnon
In November 2002, Gary McKinnon was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. The indictment contained seven counts of computer-related crime, each of which carried a potential ten-year jail sentence.
Gary remained at liberty without restriction for three years until June 2005 until the UK enacted the proposed Extradition Act 2003, a treaty with the United States wherein the US did not need to provide contestable evidence. If then extradited to the U.S. and charged, Gary would have faced up to 70 years in jail, with expressed fears that he could be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
In August 2009, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour released a single, “Chicago – Change the World”, on which he sang and played guitar, bass and keyboards, to promote awareness of McKinnon’s plight. A re-titled cover of the Graham Nash song “Chicago”, it featured Chrissie Hynde and Bob Geldof, plus Gary himself.
In October 2012, after a series of legal proceedings in Britain, then Home Secretary Theresa May blocked the extradition of Gary to the United States. In December 2012, the then Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, announced that Gary would not be prosecuted in the United Kingdom, because of the difficulties involved in bringing a case against him when the evidence was in the United States.
Read the Gary McKinnnon Wired Q&A here:
Where it all began…
May 2001 heralded a significant broadcast, both for Gary McKinnon and many other curious observers – this came in the form of the video released from the National Press Officers Club in Washington, D.C.
The broadcast boasted over twenty highly decorated military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses discussing the incomprehensible reality that: UFOs, extra-terrestrial vehicles & life forms and that the resulting advanced Free Energy & propulsion technologies do truly exist – and are being supressed.
In exercising his human instinct to explore evidence in which to support that of his beliefs, was Gary McKinnon ahead of the curve with his curiosity on UFO/UAP Disclosure ?
We think so.
Should the UFO/UAP subject ( where still mocked by as many as it is misunderstood ) now be considered once again relevant ?
With well-publicised, top level USA government officials recently going on record in acknowledging these strange activities in our seas & skies.