Is NASA trying to cover up a UFO sighting?
Space conspiracy theorists are accusing NASA of cutting a live stream from the International Space Station just as an unidentified object comes into view.
Theories began swirling on YouTube earlier this week after YouTube user Streepcap1 posted a video of the stream on July 9.
In the clip, a bright object is seen slowly falling into view, before the screen flashes that the there are technical problems with the feed. While Streepcap1 notes that the object may not be alien life, the user points out that the feed stopping is strange.
“This could well be a meteor or the like,” Streetcap1 says in the caption. “What made it interesting was the camera cut off when the UFO seemed to stop.”
So, just what is NASA hiding? NASA spokesman Daniel Huot told CNET, that the live feed was not deliberately cut. Huot said cameras mounted on the International Space Station are controlled automatically.
“The station regularly passes out of range of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites used to send and receive video, voice and telemetry from the station,” Huot told CNET. “For video, whenever we lose signal the cameras will show a blue screen or a preset video slate.”
But people on social media aren’t buying NASA’s insistence that the feed wasn’t deliberately cut. On Twitter, some noted that cutting the live stream was very “suspicious,” while others just want to see the aliens NASA may or may not know about.
In the comments section under the YouTube video others noted that the object could be space junk.
Guess we’ll never know?