NASA claims the footage lost connection as it does several times a day but conspiracy theorists believe a larger cover up is at play.
NASA managed to create an alien uproar when it allegedly cut off a live stream from its the International Space Station (ISS) that supposedly showed a unidentified flying object traveling towards Earth.
The footage was streaming live showing a large gray object heading directly down towards the Earth’s atmosphere but was cut off abruptly with a standard message from NASA. Almost straight away, internet alien enthusiasts claimed NASA were covering up the footage because they believed it clearly showed alien life approaching our planet.
A YouTube user named Streetcap1 uploaded the video on July 9 and now has over 2 million views causing a stir in the media world asking if the cut was a deliberate move by NASA to stop people witnessing the alien intrusion.
According to Sputnik News, the space agency denied covering anything up saying that the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) is fully automated and cannot be switched of manually. Occasionally the signal may sometimes get lost for 2 seconds to 2 minutes a day.
“The feed in question is the HDEV experiment. Anytime the ISS has a signal that feed is sending down video,” the agency spokesperson said to Popular Mechanics, adding that at the time the signal was lost and the video stream went dark.
As for the object itself, a spokesperson from the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA stated, “reflections from station windows, the spacecraft structure itself or lights from Earth commonly appear as artifacts in photos and videos from the orbiting laboratory, just as reflections often appear in pictures taken on Earth.”
However, many conspiracy theorists don’t buy NASA’s explanation and claim they are intentionally keeping information of alien life from the public. However, with the sheer number of employees at the space agency, it is highly unlikely that a discovery as huge as a UFO approaching Earth could be kept a secret for long.
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