NASA seemingly cut short a live video of astronauts working outside of the International Space Station (ISS) just as viewers thought they’d spotted an alien object in the background.
The suspected ‘UFO sighting’ caused a frenzy online and now some people think they’ve discovered the ‘real’ reason for Nasa cancelling the all female spacewalk.
The presenter of popular conspiracy channel Secureteam10 Tyler Glockner reported on the incident and said: «This is yet another example of NASA cutting the live feed after a UFO was spotted while one of the astronauts is out doing their spacewalk.
«The UFO appears just above the Earth’s horizon line and I want you guys to notice that, up until the UFO appears, the video feed is pretty stable.»
Glockner went on to explain that as soon as the object appears, the video is cut and the astronauts appear to be none the wiser.
He thinks this is because «either the astronaut doesn’t see it, or there is a delay in communication, so they just cut the feed».
However, UFO expert and author of ‘UFOs of the First World War’ Nigel Watson is much more sceptical.
He said: «It is amazing this ‘UFO’ was spotted at all as it is so small and only visible for a few seconds. It could be a distant man-made satellite or piece of space junk, or even a point of light reflected in the camera lens.
«It doesn’t look very suspicious or extraterrestrial to me and it seems like a case of wishful thinking that is quickly linked to the feed being cut off — making it seem like there is some form of NASA conspiracy to hide the ‘truth’ about alien invaders in the neighbourhood of our planet. This example is a very tenuous attempt at proving such ideas and doesn’t convince me.»
Apparently, this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred.
The latest journey to the ISS has been shrouded in conspiracy.
An unidentified glowing red object was also recently spotted below the space station.
However, scientists often explain these sphere shaped sightings as “space dandruff” floating in front of cameras.
These specks can apparently be anything from chips of paint falling off the ISS to floating ice particles.