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'Space guests': Russian cosmonaut captures possible UFO footage from International Space Station

Ivan Vagner captured video of mysterious lights which 'appear flying alongside with the same distance,' he said in a tweet

While passing over Antarctica and Australia, Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner was recording video of the southern lights when captured a strange phenomenon. IVAN VAGNER/TWITTER A one-minute video captured by Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner aboard the International Space Station (ISS) appears to show potential UFOs, Global News reports.

While passing over Antarctica and Australia, Vagner was recording video of aurora australis — the southern lights — but he managed to catch something else, too. Vagner published the video in a tweet Wednesday morning.

Visible are the glowing curve of the Earth and the green of the aurora moving across it. The “space guests” Vagner refers to appear from nine seconds into the video and last until the 12-second mark, a string of four to five lights arranged in a diagonal line.

Since the video was shot in a time-lapse, the flash of “objects” which quickly appear and disappear in the video actually lasted some 52 seconds. The objects “appear flying alongside with the same distance,” Vagner wrote in further tweets. “What do you think those are? Meteors, satellites or … ?”

It’s unclear precisely when the footage was captured or whether Vagner observed the phenomenon at the time, as he filmed.

This mission is Vagner’s first aboard the ISS. According to a recent blog post by NASA, his work on the station has involved maintenance on its orbital plumbing system as well as “exploring ways to improve Earth photography techniques.” He is working alongside Anatoli Ivanishin, also of Russia, and American commander Chris Cassidy.

Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) Chris Cassidy (left) of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin (centre) and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos pose for a photo as they attend final qualification training in Star City near Moscow, Russia March 12, 2020. EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/REUTERS

While NASA has yet to comment on the sighting, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos boosted Vagner’s tweet with the note: “An interesting and at the same time mysterious video made by cosmonaut of Roscosmos Ivan Wagner … from the International Space Station.”

The other ISS crew members have not addressed the footage but Vagner has reported that it has been submitted to Roscosmos experts for review. The video is being examined at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian outlet TASS confirmed. One official told TASS: “It is too early to make conclusions until our Roscosmos researchers and scientists at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences tell us what they think. It was decided to hand over those materials to experts, who will tell us what that was in their opinion.”

In July a New York Times article revealed the U.S. government has funded research into the topic of UFOs for years — research that is ongoing. On August 14, the Pentagon announced it had launched a task force to “improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena).”




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