UFO researchers believe they have hit the jackpot in the search for alien activity after spotting a strange object hovering near the ISS. The ‘doughnut-shaped UFO’ appeared during a live feed of the ISS, which NASA promptly cut off when the sighting was made. At first, ET enthusiasts thought nothing of it, but when NASA stopped the feed, conspiracy theorists claimed this is proof the space agency knew what it was seeing.
Prominent alien hunter Scott C Warring made the claim on his blog ET Data Base, stating: “While watching the ISS I noticed that a small glowing light was noticeable in the distance over the two radar dishes.
“But unsure of how useful the UFO was since its hard to see, I assumed that maybe it wasn’t worth reporting, but then as I went further into the footage, I noticed that NASA went to blue screen, this often happens when they change cameras and they did.
“They went to a new camera and you can clearly see the space station put the UFO in the centre of the screen and then enlarge it to maximum size.
“When it is zoomed in on, the object looks like a giant alien doughnut UFO.”
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.”
Mr Oberg argued the human brain is not wired to make sense of these tiny objects floating above Earth.
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.”