UFO sightings reported from viewers of NASA’s space station webcam

International Space Station (CNN)

International Space Station (CNN)

(CNN) — Down on Earth, we all know: Do anything stupid these days, and video of it will turn up on the Internet to embarrass you.

Now, space aliens may be about to learn that lesson, too.

NASA deployed live webcams on the International Space Station in March, and UFO enthusiasts monitoring their live feeds online have nabbed unidentified flying objects scooting through Earth’s orbit.

Scroll down to watch the live video streams.

They’ve made screen grabs of the NASA video and posted them online. UFOlogist Scott Waring may have been the first, when he plastered them onto his blog, UFO Sightings Daily, early last week.

Highlighted by a red circle and clearly visible is — a speck. A white one.

A note explains the alleged vehicle’s shape: “It has a long line down its middle and a dome on its top, but is rectangle on it lower bottom.”

If you still don’t recognize it, don’t worry, it’s not called “unidentified” for nothing. And it’s hard to know for sure what it is, with all the meteors, satellites and space junk swarming through Earth’s orbit.

A few days later, a similar post turned up of another white speck spied by a space station lens as it pulsates and fades away.

Look down

Sleuthing for extraterrestrials was not NASA’s intention when it attached the four high-definition cameras to the space station.

They offer live views of Earth’s terrestrial greens and browns, atmospheric and oceanic blues, and cloudy swaths of white as the space station circles the planet once every 90 minutes.

And they are a high school science project.

Students designed some of the hardware components in the overall system in a project with NASA called HUNCH, or High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware.

Its aim is to figure out how conditions in space, like high radiation, affect video quality to help decide what kind of cameras to use on future missions.

NASA is separately experimenting with using a laser beam to transfer data to Earth. Researchers hope it will speed up data transfer by 10 to 100 times. The idea is to zap massive amounts of data to scientists, but it could also make for very high-quality video streams.

Aliens on the Internet?

The cameras for the Earth viewing are consumer grade, off the shelf.

But they are apparently good enough to snag alien vessels, which may not have journeyed too terribly far to visit Earth’s orbit, according to UFO Sightings Daily.

Trawling NASA images for proof of intergalactic visitors to our solar system has gone on since NASA started snapping the images decades ago.

And the website has page after page of alleged photographic signs of alien life on Mars that it claims happened to turn up in pictures shot by NASA Mars rovers.

They are replete with fossil remains on the red planet and alien bases constructed there, on asteroids, and even on our moon.

At least one alleged alien “mother ship” made it into a NASA lunar photo, and you don’t even have to squint to see it.

Though it may seem these advanced beings have accomplished much right in our neighborhood, they haven’t learned not to fly within eyeshot of a space station the size of a football field (including the end zones).

Or they may just like watching themselves live on the Internet.

(note:  The ISS makes one complete orbit around Earth about every 90 minutes.  Streams below appear black when ISS is on the night side of Earth.)

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3 comments

  • Phu Que

    Clever article. The aliens have erred by failing to hide from the cameras. Intended but unsaid takeaway – it is the aliens who are hiding, who do not want to be seen rather than NASA wanting us not to see them, which is the case. MSM business as usual. Either ignorance, sloth, or collaboration., Either way – MSM=FAIL. You are making yourselves irrelevant, folks.

  • Gene Mikulka

    Having seen Mr. Waring’s web site and the sad part about it is it seems he see’s aliens living under his bed. I took him to task on a lot of his photographs saying because you can not identify a light or a shadow, it does not make it a spaceship. Those making extraordinary claims have to present extraordinary evidence. His response was to remove my comments from his web site rather than respond. That to me speaks volumes. The sooner we stop taking Mr. Waring and people like him seriously, the better.

  • Kristen Ann Winslet

    There’s lots of debris in orbit from years of rocket launches . . . when I hear of something like this, it confirms my hypothesis that there are a lot of folks on the ground that are ” I Want to Believers “. When you consider the risks of visitors to our planet during this time in history, I’d stay away too.

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