• Alleged UFO (inside red circle) destroys SpaceX Falcon 9 on Sept. 1.

Alleged UFO (inside red circle) destroys SpaceX Falcon 9 on Sept. 1. (Photo : YouTube)

UFO true believers and their allied conspiracy theorists stridently claim the SpaceX rocket blown to bits on Sept. 1 at its launch pad while fueling-up was destroyed by a UFO that passed close to the rocket seconds before the monstrous explosion.

They claim two videos show a fuzzy grey blob descending rapidly from the right to the left of the video. The Falcon 9 rocket then explodes into a monstrous fireball as the UFO zips close to it. The UFO unleashed a death beam of some sort at the Falcon 9.

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One of these videos can be viewed here.

And why did aliens destroy Falcon 9 and its payload, the AMOS-6 communications satellite, made by the Israeli firm, Israel Aerospace Industries, and operated by another Israeli firm, Space Communications?

One theory is the alien "anomaly" (government speak for UFO) that destroyed Flight 29 on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral did so to prevent Facebook from expanding into unserved areas of Africa. That's right. The extra-terrestrials that blew up Flight 29 did so because they hate Facebook.

One believer in this intellectually-challenged theory said these aliens avoid contact with us humans (naturally, because we haven't seen them yet) and they're anti-social (which they should be considering how ugly they look).

Considering these facts, who in his right mind would want to "Friend" an alien on Facebook?

The bottom line is these aliens will stop at nothing to destroy Facebook. One UFO diehard said aliens succeeded in destroying MySpace (which is still alive, by the way, as myspace.com) and will do so with all other social media sites (there are hundreds of them worldwide, so good luck with that).

But AMOS-6 was intended to spread the Internet, and not only Facebook, to remote Africa. FB CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote "AMOS-6 is going to provide internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. The AMOS-6 satellite ... will cover large parts of West, East and Southern Africa. We're going to work with local partners across these regions to help communities begin accessing internet services provided through satellite.

"This is just one of the innovations we're working on to achieve our mission with Internet.org. Connectivity changes lives and communities. We're going to keep working to connect the entire world -- even if that means looking beyond our planet."

The exact cause of the blast is under investigation, said SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who noted the blast occurred during the propellant fill operation and "originated around upper-stage oxygen tank."