UFO enthusiasts are convinced that a stunning picture taken by astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station over India shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) floating above Earth that is being navigated by intelligent aliens.
After the American astronaut tweeted the picture from space, comments have poured in from all over the world, with thousands saying this is proof of extraterrestrial life, while thousands of others say there is nothing out of the ordinary in the image.
Editor of ufosightingsdaily.com, Stott Waring, wrote in his blog:
“When an astronaut tweets a photo of a UFO, you can bet people notice it. Scott Kelly likes to send out photos of the view from the windows of the space station . . . and they look cool.”
This was the image tweeted by Scott Kelly that got everybody excited. There is a glowing, rod-like object with lights at each end on the top-right of the picture. (Image: Scott Kelly Twitter)
“This one however has a cigar shaped glowing UFO with a metallic body in it. The UFO is about 25 meters long and 150-200 meters away. It looks like Scott was trying to hint at the existence of aliens. Message received Scott, and thanks.”
Somebody commented on YouTube that they could not wait to see the UFO close up on a high resolution image.
In an interview on CBS News, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, who works at the City College of New York, said he doubted very much it was a UFO, suggesting it was nothing more than a smudge.
Prof. Kaku said:
“Eyewitness accounts are not enough, even a photograph could be a smudge. It could be a reflection off someone’s windshield, or it could be almost anything,” he added. “That’s why we want something tangible — an alien chip, alien DNA — then the debate is over.”
This is a close-up of the alleged UFO that alien enthusiasts say is proof of extraterrestrial beings.
Another case of Pareidolia?
Psychologists put many of these bizarre ‘sightings’ down to a phenomenon known as Pareidolia.
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where a sound or image makes the individual think or imagine that an object or being is there when it is not.
We all experience pareidolia to a certain extent, as often occurs when we look up at cloud formations that remind us of objects.
In more extreme cases, people may look at designs formed on burnt toast that they are convinced are images of famous people, such as Jesus Christ.
Earlier this week, a NASA image sent from Mars had thousands of people convinced that Nabu, the Assyrian God of wisdom, had been carved on a rock. Other images from Mars had people believe there was a crashed drone on the surface armed with a weapon, a polar bear, a sinister woman, and a crab monster.
Video – UFO claim from Scott Kelly image
In this video, the speaker says one can clearly see a large object with two lights on each end in the upper right of the photo.
Pareidolia – Why weird stuff is seen within images from Mars
Why do people claim to see bizarre things on images sent from Mars and the International Space Station? For the same reason that individuals see Pepe the Frog on their toast – a phenomenon known as pareidolia.