Sponsored Linksby Jake Swearingen
One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off.
On July 9, NASA was streaming footage from the ISS when YouTuber Streetcap1 spotted something (aliens? probably aliens) entering the Earth's atmosphere. But as the object (again, almost 100 percent aliens) nears our planet, the NASA feed cut out. While Streetcap1 points out it could be a meteor, we've seen Independence Day. We know what's up. You can see the video below:
That video was quickly picked up by dozens of other YouTube channels. Soon, extremely reputable sources of scientific journalism such as Express.co.uk were quickly on the case, with stories like SHOCK ALIEN CLAIM: 'NASA cuts the ISS live feed moments after UFO appears.'
Curious as to why NASA would cover up such obvious evidence of an impending alien attack, we called them to get some answers.
"We have never seen UFOs in the popular sense," said a NASA spokesperson, after a long, deep sigh. "The feed in question is the High Definition Earth Viewing experiment. Anytime the ISS has a signal, that feed is sending down video."
But when the High Definition Earth Viewing system loses signal, the video stream goes dark. "The feed is not switched manually," said the spokesperson. "It's all done automatically. There's nobody at a control board. We used a space-based data relay network. It gives us a very good coverage area, but you do lose signal occasionally—anywhere from a couple of seconds to a couple of minutes. It varies from day to day."
Which, of course, is just what they would want you to believe.
So what about that light in the video? Sure, if could be any number of things: a reflection on the lens of the camera, radiation hitting a sensor in the High Definition Earth Viewing system, a satellite, a meteor, or one of the tens of thousands bits of space debris currently circling the planet.
But come on, who're you gonna believe: a bunch of know-it-all scientists at NASA or some YouTube videos with scary music? We'll stick with the frightening YouTube videos, thank you very much.