Self-styled ET expert Scott Waring believes he has finally found photographic proof aliens really were watching on as NASA astronauts made their way to the Moon on Apollo 11. The verified photo, catalogued by NASA with the ID AS11-36-5319, appears to show an oddly-shaped object to the right of the Earth.
Waring took to his etdatabase.com blog to speculate about an unexpected addition to one of many photos shot en route to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
He said: “Here is an interesting UFO I found in the NASA photo archives.
“The UFO appears to be closer to the Apollo 11 module, while remaining in orbit around Earth.”
The apparently photographic anomaly is coloured white and its various ridges suggest it does not have a natural origin.
“Reading about it or watching it on video feels much less personal than being there when it happened.
“It is therefore understandable aliens wish to attend historical human event.”
The conspiracy theorist attempted to explain his firm belief that aliens are the only plausible explanation for the photograph.
He said: “Now, the image details – shot in July 1969 – tells us a lot.
“The photo was taken with a world-famous Hasselblad medium format camera.
NASA Apollo 11 timeline:
July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, with three astronauts on board – Commander Neil Armstrong , Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin.
July 18, 1969: Armstrong and Aldrin donned their spacesuits, and climbed through the docking tunnel to check out the lunar module, Eagle.
July 19, 1969: The first lunar orbit insertion manoeuvre took place on July 19, after Apollo 11 had flown behind the moon.
July 20, 1969: On July 20, the Eagle undocked from the main spacecraft, before descending down and landing on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility site.
Around four hours after this landing, Neil Armstrong emerged from the Eagle and deployed a TV camera for the transmission of the event to Earth.
Finally, around 109 hours, 42 minutes after launch, Armstrong stepped onto the moon, uttering the famous phrase ‘one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Buzz Aldrin then followed behind him, around 20 minutes later.