Is there any possibility that the unidentified objects observed from the ISS are really UFOs? If not… by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Unidentified Flying Objects are just as the name states, unidentified; this does not imply that they are extraterrestrial in origin.
On July 9, 2016, NASA cut a live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) when an object appeared off Earth’s horizon and seemed to stop. Explanations ranged from the celestial, a meteor, to the terrestrial, the lost Chinese Tiangong-1 space station cargo module launched in 2011, or its follow-up ship, the Tiangong-2. (1) Even UFO enthusiasts who insist that NASA is hiding evidence of extraterrrestrial life admit the object may simply have been a meteor.
Now, it is likely that a loss of signal caused the loss of NASA’s video feed when the object approached the ISS. But the coincidence has left some skeptical, especially when coupled with a previous similar incident—a horseshoe-shaped object also seen on video from the ISS whose live feed was interrupted. (2)
Below is a somewhat misleading map of all known space debris (3):
This includes functioning satellites, space debris in “graveyard” orbits (4), anomalous space objects resulting from “Black” aeronautics programs and discarded objects.
The map is misleading in that, if taken literally, one would assume that all space junk is so large that a collision with any of it would be unavoidable. In truth, space debris is so small that, if the above map of Earth and its orbital junk were to scale, none of the debris would be visible. (3)
I am not saying that there aren’t as-yet-unexplained phenomena in space, nor am I dismissing the idea of extraterrestrial life. What I am suggesting is that one first consider the very real possibility that what is being seen in footage from the ISS may well be Earthborne. And if said object is the child of an unannounced (read: secret) space launch, NASA will no doubt have been forewarned to keep the object’s existence from the public, lest they lose even more of their government funding.