Fact Check: There Is NO Such 'Aluminum Parasite' As Franc Zalewski Claims Are In COVID Vaccines, Nor Are There Nanotech 'Organisms'

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  • by: Dean Miller
Fact Check: There Is NO Such 'Aluminum Parasite' As Franc Zalewski Claims Are In COVID Vaccines, Nor Are There Nanotech 'Organisms' Fictitious Bug

Are there aluminum parasites in COVID vaccines and self-assembling nanorobots or superconductors? No, that's not true: The consensus of professional peer-reviewed biology operates on the premise that life on Earth is carbon-based, not aluminum-based. The Food & Drug Administration says the claims are "completely false" and not supported by the lab-verified ingredient lists required for approval of new medicines. The spreaders of the aluminum parasite/metallic nanobot claim -- Polish Geologist Franc Zalewski and Florida doctor of osteopathy Carrie Madej -- have not had their purported samples tested and verified by independent experts. No scientist operating within the relevant fields of expertise (vaccinology, virology, microbiology) has documented the existence of parasites or microbes made of aluminum, in vaccines or elsewhere. The smallest-known autonomously-powered nanorobot would be visible in vaccine vials and is twice as big as the internal diameter of the biggest hypodermic needle used for COVID-19 injections. Superconducting materials only exist at extreme low temperatures or extremely high pressures, making their existence in vaccines impossible.

The parasite/nanobot/superconductor claims have circulated on social media, including in this October 15, 2021, episode of the Stew Peters video podcast titled "Jab: Scientist Discovers Hatching Eggs, Parasites Birthed After Injection" (archived here) which opened:

This seems really scary. A polish scientist looking into the secret "vaccine" recipe made horrific discoveries! Maybe we know why Ivermectin is working!

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Jab: Scientist Discovers Hatching Eggs, Parasites Birthed After Injection

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The video features Stew Peters, a podcast host; and Jane Ruby, who identifies herself as "Dr. Jane Ruby," though she is not a board-certified medical doctor and there is no record of her holding a Ph.D.

Talking about Polish geologist Franc Zalewski's claims, Ruby begins at the 1:45 mark of the show, telling the host Zalewski examined several vaccines, finding parasites made of aluminum.

... it's made of aluminum, he says, carbon and bromine, when he analyzed them chemically, these, these parasite-looking objects. He said it had a head, and three tails and the interesting part of his finding another interesting part is that the proportion of the size of this is that the head is about 1/10 of the length of the three tails. ... When he took the these eggs which were dormant he said quiet sometimes very difficult to see in the in the sample, he, when he matched it up or physically put it in contact with what he called graphite tape, which is a which is a chemically of, you know, graphene. He said the eggs became very active ...

The FDA's process of approving new medicines includes certification of ingredients and manufacturing quality control, FDA spokesperson Alison Hunt wrote in an October 26, 2021, email to Lead Stories. Hunt, who holds a masters in public health, directed readers to public records of the approval process, which include documentation of vaccine ingredients. She wrote:

These claims are completely false. The FDA authorized and approved COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any of the articles/materials in this allegation. The list of ingredients in the vaccines may be found in the Fact Sheet for Recipient and Caregivers (found here on page 2 for Moderna and here on page 4 for Pfizer).

Ruby's claims arise from a lecture given by Franc Zalewski, a Polish geologist who calls himself "Hidden History Hunter". He produces videos and lectures about evidence of extraterrestrial stone processing in Poland, Turkey and Spain. In a Polish-language video, he shows the series of microscopic images that he says document an aluminum-based life form he found in a vial of Pfizer's Comirnaty COVID vaccine.

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Peters, who has recycled several false claims (archived here) about COVID and about the vaccines, expresses skepticism about Ruby's claims at the 10:06 mark of the show:

Honestly, I'm just gonna be blunt here, it sounds nuts. It sounds crazy, that, that you're really on this platform saying this stuff, but given everything else that we have seen, I'm not suggesting that you're not telling the truth by any means, or that you know Doctor Zalewski, this Polish scientist, is somehow making this up but, yes I would like to see some chain of custody stuff ...

Two weeks before Ruby discussed Zalewski's claims, Peters had already aired similar claims by Carrie Madej, a Georgia-licensed doctor of osteopathy who says she saw graphene particles, and a nano-technology-based "self-aware" organism, self-assembling in samples of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines.

At the time this fact check was written, it appeared like this:

Madej supplied still photos for her appearance on Peters' show.


At the 2:22 mark of the September 29, 2021, Stew Peters video podcast, Madej tells host Stew Peters that in July of 2021 a "local lab" in Georgia summoned her to examine the contents of a Moderna COVID vaccine vial. As the liquid on the microscope slide warmed, it changed colors and a micro organism tried to escape the slide.

And so these, these colors appearing I didn't know what that was. After investigating more, superconducting materials can do that with white light being emitted to it. Okay, a superconducting material would be something like an injectable computing system ... And also, metallic fragments were in there, they were not metallic fragments I'm used to seeing, more exotic. They were very opaque... we put a glass partition on that or piece on top of the glass slide, there are edges, and so all the particulates all these colors started to move to the edge. And there was self assembly going on things were growing... And then there was one particular, I'd say object or organism, I'm not sure what to call it, that had tentacles coming from it, and it was able to lift itself up off of the cover, I'm sorry off of the glass slide...It appeared to, yeah, it appeared to have be self aware or be able to grow or move in space.

While scientists have successfully developed room-temperature super-conducting materials, they only exist under extremely high pressure, such as in a diamond forge or at the center of the Earth. Superconductors would not exist floating in thawed vaccine contents.

Starting at about 10 minutes into the video, Madej explains her belief that the vaccines contain nano-technology tracking systems:

I started to talk to some nanotech engineers and genetic engineers and they told me the only thing they knew of that could do that was a white light, which a white light did hit it, the microscope has a white light. A white light over time will make the reaction on a superconducting material, superconducting is like an injectable computing system ... This is proof that they are putting an operating system inside people.

Researchers at North Carolina State University announced in May, 2021 that they had created the smallest radio frequency identification, RFID chip to date. Prof. Paul Franzon, the electrical and computer engineer who led the team, said claims like this don't match the reality, since the signal from such a chip doesn't travel much farther than 10 centimeters. In an October 26, 2021 email to Lead Stories, Franzon wrote:

... injecting an RFID chip and then tracking a person's location with that as he/she moves around a city is a myth and is technically infeasible.

The FDA spokesperson, Allison Hunt dismissed Madej's claims outright, referring to the FDA's tweet knocking down claims about cancer-causing and electronic ingredients in COVID vaccines:

Hunt said there are multiple sources of information about the approved contents of the vaccine, writing:

Please also see the FDA's Decision Memorandum for the vaccine, which includes information on chemistry, manufacturing and controls for the vaccine, as well as clinical assay information. This same information is available for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (posted on this web page under "Pfizer-BioNTech Regulatory Information").

In an August 23, 2021, on-the-record call with news reporters, Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said misinformation about the vaccine has been one of the biggest obstacles to the vaccination campaign. He said there are no electronics in the vaccines. "These claims are simply not true."

Lead Stories has reached out to vaccine makers Moderna, Pfizer and J&J/Janssen about the robot/organism claims and will update this fact check when they reply.

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  Dean Miller

Lead Stories Managing Editor Dean Miller has edited daily and weekly newspapers, worked as a reporter for more than a decade and is co-author of two non-fiction books. After a Harvard Nieman Fellowship, he served as Director of Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy for six years, then as Senior Vice President/Content at Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Most recently, he wrote the twice-weekly "Save the Free Press" column for The Seattle Times. 

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