Yet more UFOs (not) encountered by the International Space Station

‘UFO Mothership’ Near Space Station a Trick of the Light.

Has the International Space Station inadvertently caught sight of an “Interstellar” Space Station hovering nearby? Or is a blurry streak that UFO hunters have found in new NASA footage filmed out the window of the space station merely a window reflection?

On Sept. 11, YouTube user danielofdoriaa posted footage from the ISS’s live camera feed, which streams over the Web. In his annotated footage, he points out a faint, elongated white shape with a neat row of faint white dots next to it set against the blackness of space just below the curve of the Earth.

However, ufologist Marc D’Antonio, chief photo and video analyst for an international organization called the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), has analyzed thousands of ISS photos and videos alleged to contain UFOs, and he says the faint white marks in this one are a common sight: They’re reflections off of the window of the ISS.


Tip: @LiveScience via Twitter

Still frame from the video uploaded by danielofdoriaa

Here’s the Youtube video in full:

Come on, already. Stop anomaly hunting! If you seek weird stuff, you will find it. I’m mad this stuff makes the news but it feeds a conspiracy-hungry band of wishful thinkers. Glad this MUFON guy is, as he says, “hard on the data”.

Here is another case of an anomaly labeled “UFO”. On Sept. 13, the ISS camera caught a bright object that changed shape and disappeared. It was posted to YouTube as well, complete with spooky music. Lame.

Addition: Here is a piece by Meg from The Psoop! about this very thing.

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  7 comments for “Yet more UFOs (not) encountered by the International Space Station

  1. Vin
    September 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    The inescapable, and rather obvious flaw with his ‘mothership’ is the fact that it seems to be keeping EXACTLY the same vector/trajectory/orbit/etc with the ISS, which leaves the rather obvious and mundane explanation, that the ‘mothership’ is a reflection off an internal object onto the inner window surface, or it’s an artifact of the camera….It’s seems to be just TOO easy to knock together youtube vids these days….some of these people have already cut and uploaded a youtube vid before they’ve really even had a close look at it themselves….either that or he’s wilfully ignoring the obvious (which is what they ALL do, isn’t it?)…..plus, to make up for the obvious FAIL, there’s bonus Space Poltergeist action at 00:49 XP

    • Rob
      September 16, 2012 at 3:30 AM

      You’re right–the UFO must be stalking us on an intercept course, just beyond the range of our sensors!!! Raise shields!

  2. Paul V Ruggeri
    September 16, 2012 at 4:20 AM

    I completely disagree with all the commentors here. I think him adding the “Sepia Effect” by way “Analysis” CLEARLY shows That this is an Antelbellum space ship ready to time travel into the pre Civil War Era and ensure that they win the war. CLEARLY the sepia color analysis shows this. All those sepia photos from the 1800’s…? Connect the dots people!

    • Paul V Ruggeri
      September 16, 2012 at 4:21 AM

      OR… It ~could~ be lens flare…

  3. Meg
    September 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    LOL. I work for the Space Station program at NASA. Not all the astronauts are expert photographers. If I had a dime for every “UFO” caught on camera in the pics I have seen, I would buy my own space station.

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