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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:43 PM

Space veteran Leroy Chiao has recently opened up about an unusual sighting he had in space in 2005.

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The pioneering astronaut had been the commander of the International Space Station during his stay there between October 2004 and April 2005. The UFO experience in question took place during a space walk with Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

This wouldn't be the first astronaut who some a UFO while in space. Apollo 11 saw something similar while in space.

Edited by Cygnus05, 04 March 2014 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

Astronauts and Pilots. Those individuals who spend a great deal of time in space or in the air.  You want to see a tree you have to go to the forest.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

Yay! My favorite kind sighting that proves a lot, the anecdote.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

Swamp gas!

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

You never know right, Those that see Know. Just saying anything is possible ! :alien: :tu:

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

I believe the most compelling UFO sightings admitted publically by any astronaut were those by Gordon Cooper. He was one who admitted sighting foo fighters as well (pre-Roswell) but his admission of one landing and being filmed must be the best of all


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

No, it wasn't a UFO...it was probably Venus or yes, swamp gas. :D


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

So when did he first report this?
Seems strange that he was the only one who saw it....could it have been a reflection on his vizor? And how did he work out they were going at 17,000 miles an hour?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

Meteors can light up at speed as they enter the atmosphere, and often as they break up they can cause several glowing lights to appear. Could it be that he saw this but from the unique and rarely ever seen viewpoint of above them looking down towards earth, rather than the usual below, looking up into the sky?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

I love the "Swamp gas reflecting Uranus. "  explanation personally !  :tu:


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

That's a nice story of a personal experience, it makes you consider. After all it comes from a astronaut on a space-walk, whatever it truly was. Rows of light in the sky have been reported here on Earth many times, could be a coincidence, a natural phenomenon (meteroite) or not. There is no way for us to validate or refute it as it stands right now.

View PostDumpsterJesus, on 04 March 2014 - 03:00 PM, said:

Yay! My favorite kind sighting that proves a lot, the anecdote.

Surely you didn't expect that he could bring these UFOs back home? ;)

Edited by sam_comm, 04 March 2014 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

View Postsam_comm, on 04 March 2014 - 04:16 PM, said:

Surely you didn't expect that he could bring these UFOs back home? ;)
He has access to a plethora high-tech equipment. None of it is portable? I'm just saying.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:03 PM

And in another version of the story, it states he saw boats

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"I saw some lights that seemed to be in a line and it was almost like an upside-down check mark, and I saw them fly by and thought it was awfully strange," Chiao told The Huffington Post.

Despite his shock there was a rather mundane explanation for the lights - a fishing boat.

Chiao said: "One minor point is that it wasn't just one fishing boat, but a line of them strung out along the South American coast. That's why it looked like five lights from the ISS."

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Seeder, no fair balloon-popping, they were having SUCH an exciting interlude.





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