A video showing two unidentified objects moving at high speed past the International Space Station has sparked a frenzy among UFO spotters.
The clip, uploaded to Mexican paranormal YouTube channel Doco Mister yesterday (November 14), appears to show a large glowing spherical object that zooms through the frame at enormous speed.
It Is followed by a cylindrical object, perhaps a discarded NASA rocket booster, or maybe something entirely new to science.
Certainly that’s what commenter Miguel Eduardo Madrigal Fallas thinks. He posted that the clip evidently showed “the presence of extraterrestrial beings that are increasingly revealing their existence [to us]”.
It Is by no means the first sighting of an unexplained object making a close pass of the ISS. Footage of a Russian Soyuz MS-17 capsule docking at the station last month caused a stir after keen-eyed viewers spotted an unexpected “alien” object moving in the background.
Another clip from the station’s public live feed from October this year showed an apparent formation of black “craft” that appeared to perform a complex manoeuvre outside the 357-foot orbit space station’s window.
While some rubbished the claims – describing the moving black dots as “space junk” or, less plausibly, “bugs on the lens” – many conspiracy theorists seized upon it as either evidence of an alien incursion or a rare glimpse of the legendary Black Knight satellite.
The Black Knight is a piece of supposed extraterrestrial technology that orbits the Earth, presumably to monitor our activities.
It’s alleged to have been first spotted by pioneering scientist Nikola Tesla in 1899 – nearly 60 years before the first man-made satellite was launched.
Almost every sighting of unidentified space junk has at one time or another been taken as proof of the mythical monitor, but Northern Irish astronomer Martina Redpath said of the stories: “Black Knight is a jumble of completely unrelated stories; reports of unusual science observations, authors promoting fringe ideas, classified spy satellites and people over-interpreting photos.
“These ingredients have been chopped up, stirred together and stewed on the internet to one rambling and inconsistent dollop of myth.”
Is she right? The truth is out there!