UFO sightings near the International Space Station have become increasingly common over the last few years thanks to NASA’s 24/7 live feed beamed to Earth directly from the space station. The live feed has become the subject of intense scrutiny by UFO watchers as of late, who have noted that the live feed has several times been conspicuously interrupted shortly after the appearance of mysterious objects. On September 30th, one such sighting and subsequent halt in transmission was recorded and posted to YouTube:
To make things more mysterious just days later on October 3rd, another UFO, this time a glowing blue orb, appeared on the ISS live feed. Once again, the feed was interrupted shortly thereafter:
Some UFO theorists are claiming that these sightings clearly show that Earth has become a popular destination for alien tourists who visit Earth on safari-like expeditions. Others believe NASA and world governments are preparing for some sort of massive global event such as an oncoming alien colonization or the beginning of an interplanetary war.
NASA, naturally, denies any knowledge of such coverups, and issued a statement earlier this year claiming that the interruptions in the ISS feed are automatic rather than part of some nefarious obfuscation attempt:
The feed is not switched manually. It’s all done automatically. There’s nobody at a control board. We used a space-based data relay network. It gives us a very good coverage area, but you do lose signal occasionally—anywhere from a couple of seconds to a couple of minutes. It varies from day to day.
It seems pretty coincidental that several recent interruptions in the live feed have coincided with sightings of mysterious objects. However, given the massive amount of space junk and debris floating around up there, there are naturally much more plausible explanations to be found. More skeptical UFO researchers have argued that the “objects” are probably simply lens flares, noting that they have appeared several times before without the feed being interrupted. Of course, that could just be what They want us to think. Probably not, though.