A bizarre conspiracy theory has emerged after a UFO hunter supposedly spotted an extraterrestrial spaceship in an aurora. Auroras include northern lights – aurora borealis – and southern lights – aurora australis. As the magnetosphere gets bombarded by solar winds, stunning blue lights can appear as that layer of the atmosphere deflects the particles.
Now, one alien enthusiast believes that an advanced extraterrestrial civilisation is studying the auroras to learn more about Earth and its inhabitants, which could have even been placed on Earth by aliens according to the bizarre claim.
Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring wrote on his blog ET Database: “The photo supposedly shows the Aurora borealis in all its glory, however, it accidentally caught a large UFO in it.
“The UFO was clearly inside the green area and was taking samples and taking readings from the aurora. Aliens are interested in everything about Earth, not just the humans, not just the life forms, but all area of our planet.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if several aliens species terraformed earth long ago as an experiment so they could record the entire planet evolving and growing through time.
“Why? Because those alien species are billions of years old and have long since forgotten or lost their own history that far back.
“Even us humans have lost a lot of our own history of what happened just a few hundred years ago and lost most of our history of what happened two thousand years ago.
“So yes, we can assume the same has happened to the alien species, but for them, they lost it many times over.”
Scientists who have worked for NASA in the past have a much simpler explanation for all of the bizarre UFO sightings reported, however.
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.
He 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 authorized 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.”
When the 2017 footage emerged, a former Pentagon employee Luis Elizondo, who headed up a secret official UFO program, said it was “compelling evidence” we might not be alone in the universe.
Mr Elizondo said: “These aircraft – we’ll call them aircraft – are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of.
“Things that don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and manoeuvring in ways that include extreme manoeuvrability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.”