The idea of extraterrestrial life goes back as far as the fourth century BC. While most of the educated mass in the Europe accepted that aliens do exist in the universe by 1750s, several people started believing that extraterrestrial life forms are present on the Moon, Mars and Venus by the 19th century.

Recently, a report has surfaced which appears to be one of the first alien sightings on record. Hélène Smith, a resident of Martigny in Switzerland, had first claimed to have had contact with extraterrestrial beings in 1894. At that time she was aged 33, reported Express.co.uk.

The real name of the French lady was Catherine-Elise Müller. She kept claiming for the next five years from 1894 that she had visited Mars and communicated "with aliens" on the Red Planet. As per the report, she had visions after getting into a trance-state.

Hélène used to also write what she called Martian speech and then translate them into the French language and thus surrealists started calling her "the Muse of Automatic Writing'.

Hélène claimed to be a medium between humans and aliens. According to her, she was one of the first humans to have established contact with aliens. The woman also sketched some pictures that she claims depict her meetings with the aliens on Mars.

Wait! her specialties don't end here. Hélène also claimed that she is the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette and a Hindu princess.

Psychology professor Théodore Flournoy, from the University of Geneva, had studied Hélène, following which he published a book, Des Indes à la Planete Mars (From India to the Planet Mars), about her in the year 1899. However, Professor Flournoy later declared that none of her stories was true; in fact, Hélène was actually having "infantile imaginings." He also revealed that Hélène only invented the Martian language.

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Later on, two other psychologists, Warren Jones and Leonard Zusne also studied the case. "Flournoy was able to show her Martian language was an artful fabrication. Although it sounded decidedly foreign, frequency analysis of words and letters and an examination of the syntax convinced Flournoy that the language had all the basic structural characteristics of French, Hélène Smith's native tongue. In a subsequent investigation, Flournoy reported that the source of a short phrase that she had written in Arabic during her Indian cycle probably came from having seen an identical phrase inscribed in a book owned by a Genevan physician. She had retained a visual image of the script and, in due time, copied it from memory in an uncertain hand," they had concluded, stated the publication.

Hélène died at the age 67 in Geneva in 1929.

In connection to this story, recently a Russian boy, named Boriska Kipriyanovich, claimed that he was a Martian in his previous birth and he was reborn on Earth along with "others" to save humanity. He claimed that his race was wiped off from Mars as a result of a nuclear war about thousands of years ago and he is concerned that humanity on Earth is also heading that way. Kipriyanovich believes that other Martian children like him are present on Earth and they are called "Indigo Children," who possess supernatural powers. They are all here on a mission to save the Earth, believes the young Russian.

"I remember that time, when I was 14 or 15 years old. The Martians were waging wars all the time so I would often have to participate in air raids with a friend of mine. We could travel in time and space flying in round spaceships, but we would observe life on Earth on triangular aircraft. Martian spaceships are very complicated. They are layered, and they can fly all across the Universe," said the alleged Martian, Boriska Kipriyanovich, reported The Sun.

Researchers have agreed that Boriska is a very shy young boy with above-average intelligence level. He has an exceptional knowledge of the planetary system. While several doctors have acknowledged the extraordinary abilities of the boy, they most certainly are not saying that Boriska Kipriyanovich was a resident of Mars in his previous lives.