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.
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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.