It would seem that the press of the world has fallen for the bait of what can possibly be the impossible dream. NASA spokesperson Dolores Beasley has spoken out that her organisation have no idea about Hira Ratan Manek and his claims of being invited to be observed as he eats the rays from the sun.
This is not to say that his sunlight-eating claims are false, however. The only fallacy about the whole shebang is NASA's interest in this bizarre fellow.
NASA has verified the Manek's claims in the past (2002, 1), but has absolutely no dealings with him at present, nor was there comment about future observation.
This has not stopped a growing public interest in the 64 year old mechanical engineer who hasn't eaten for 8 years (or so he claims). News writers of the world were taken in by his subtle charm and convincing grin, but without a doubt, the fact checkers will be given a heftier role in the future.
Written on Saturday, 12 July 2003