Oct 09, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Number of UFOs Seen Orbiting the Sun is Rising

While we humans argue about the benefits and costs of solar power on Earth, UFOs seem to be spending a lot of time orbiting the Sun doing … something. The number of UFO sightings large and small around our favorite star is on the rise. Are they harvesting energy? Establishing a base? Grilling space burgers? It’s truly a solar perplexus.

Before you start staring at the Sun to spot UFOs (not a good idea despite what sun gazers say), you can get plenty of photos of solar UFOs from NASA – yes, NASA! – using the NASA Helioviewer which catalogs and displays the tens of thousands of pictures taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory satellite that has been in orbit since 1995.

oct 3This UFO was spotted near the Sun in early October 2015. It’s hard to tell how large it is but many people who analyze them estimate these UFOs must be at least the size of the Moon in order to be seen in the photographs.groupThe UFOs seen near the Sun often appear in groups as if they’re part of a fleet.

odd shapesThese solar UFOs come in a variety of shapes. This one appears to have wings.

Sept 16 beamThe UFOs aren’t just orbiting the Sun. Some seem to be doing things. This photo from Sept 16, 2015, appears to show a UFO emitting some sort of beam. Could it be searching for a portal?

entering or leavingThere have been images showing UFOs seemingly entering or leaving the surface of the Sun.

There are many, many more of these solar UFO photographs taken by NASA’s camera. So what does NASA say about them? Not much. The most common reason given for them is ‘cosmic ray hits’ – streaks left by charged particles from space passing through the camera’s sensor as the picture was taken. That could explain why the UFOs generally don’t appear in subsequent images.

Or they’re incredibly fast. Or they have cloaking devices. Or …

What are these UFOs that are appearing more often lately in NASA’s own photographs? Are they optical glitches or massive ships? Should we be wiping the lenses or worrying?

In the meantime ... keep looking!

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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