The Space Shuttle Endeavour is NASA’s retired orbiter programme which ran from 1992 to 2011. The programme was key in the construction of the International Space Station (ISS), but perhaps nothing was more major for the implications of planet Earth than the potential discovery of a UFO near to the rocket.
Alien hunters have been browsing through NASA’s archives, and discovered what they believe to be a UFO analysing the Space Shuttle.
And one image from the space agency appears to show something blurry near to the camera of the Space Shuttle.
Conspiracy theorists have argued the object in question is a UFO which was flying by.
Prominent alien researcher Scott C Waring made the claim, writing on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “This photo was taken back in May 26, 1996.
“As the camera panned upward it settled on a glowing UFO near the shuttle Endeavour.
“The UFO then began to move away and upward. When I tried to find other photos of what happened next, I only found the next photos location to say ‘No Browse Image Available’.
“This is 100 percent proof that the Shuttle Endeavour was visited by an alien ship while in orbit.”
Scientists who have worked for NASA in the past have a much simpler explanation for all of the bizarre UFO sightings reported.
According to former NASA engineer James Oberg, most UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff” floating in front of cameras.
These specks of dandruff can be anything from bits of chipped paint drifting aimlessly in zero gravity, flakes of ice or ISS insulation that has broken off.
Mr Oberg said: “I’ve had enough experience with real spaceflight to realise that what’s being seen in many videos is nothing beyond the ‘norm’ from fully mundane phenomena occurring in unearthly settings.”
However, Mr Waring has argued humanity has the strength to deal with such a shocking alien revelation if NASA were to admit it.
He said: “Much like COVID-19 did to the people in each country as it spread, because the public once believed that such a pandemic would be impossible, and yet, the human race has changed their perspective on that very fast.
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“That’s how disclosure of intelligent aliens would be, but it would not kill people or frighten them as much.”
While the existence of aliens has never been confirmed, the US Department of Defense has recently acknowledged a video from a US Navy pilot’s radar footage of a mystery UFO with “glowing aura” and flying erratically.
The video first circulated back in 2017, but it took the DoD three years to acknowledge the video’s existence.
According to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough, the sighting was released “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos”.
She said: “After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorised release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”