Spectacular UFO Footage From NASA’s STS-48 Discovery Space Shuttle

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When it comes to real footage of UFOs (unidentified flying objects), film from the 1991 NASA STS-48 Discovery Space Shuttle mission definitely ranks as some of the best. This footage is real and well documented, and has been the subject of rigorous scientific investigation by multiple researchers and institutions. (1)(2)(3)

The video below shows as many as a dozen objects moving in unusual fashion. Apart from that, the most fascinating moment is when we see one object at a point near the horizon, as a flash occurs, followed by another object or stream that moves rapidly across the field of view. The object then shoots off into space.

Possible explanations for this event have varied from intelligent extraterrestrial spacecraft, to space weather events, and more, but most of these fail to take into account the dozens of objects that are captured on film.

There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time, that their appearance is bizarre from any kind of traditional materialistic western point of view, that these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids, they use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon. (4) -Dr Brian O’Leary, former NASA Astronaut, Princeton Physics Professor

This might be some of the evidence O’Leary (quoted above) is talking about. I have personally had a craft sighting that looked exactly like this one, minus the flash of light. I saw the object travel towards me, stop, and then shoot up into space at a ninety degree angle a second or two afterwards.

Dozens of governments have declassified thousands of pages of UFO related documents within the past few years. As a result, we’ve seen high-ranking military and political personnel step forward and share what they believe to be true. Not long ago, Canada’s former Minister of National Defence said that there are “at least 4 known alien species visiting our planet.”

The UFO subject continues to gain much deserved attention as we move through 2014 and beyond.


(1) http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_09_1_carlotto.pdf

(2) http://www.nicap.org/muj_kasher_sts48.htm

(3) http://www.carlotto.us/newfrontiersinscience/Papers/v04n04a/v04n04a.pdf

(4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO0T05kQkbs



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  1. Aside from an interesting display by that unidentified orb light traveling through space, what was sort of spooky was the image of a black cat-like face with eyes and nose beginning at time frame 1:45 through 1:55 near the bottom at the right .. ..

    • Tyler

      The Human brain has a remarkable ability to identify patterns and images that aren’t really there

      • Just because you aren’t seeing it with your eyes, doesn’t mean it’s not there. And more importantly, just because you can’t see it or measure it, also doesn’t mean that it’s not there. Projecting images and visuals into our minds is not hallucinations. It’s seeing a reality that you choose to see personally.

  2. alexreid

    any alien intelligence that comes near is not very intelligent. http://savetheworldfree.ning.com

  3. Yeahright

    Ok, cool, but why do aliens always stick a probe in the ass, of the kidnaped american citizens??? All american citizen that reported being kidnaped by aliens sufered the same “Study

  4. John

    Technically, you can’t have evidence of alien life until you have ALREADY met them. You can’t prove their existence and prove the evidence is from them with the same evidence!

    • LL from Quebec

      I’ve yet to meet any but I’ve seen enough amazing sightings not to have any doubts that we’re far from having such technology.

  5. ian

    im sorry but all the photo and video evidence ive seen on the net is very bad quality,we have had high quality cams for 30 years or so,my htc desire could take better vids and photos and its shite,Utill i see high quality pics or vids that u can se CLEARLY wot the object is im staying skeptic but allways with an open mind.But can i make us brits and eropeans aware of a new eu bill to band heirloom seeds and private collection seeds,small seedbanks,ILLEGAL,if passed it would me u will no longer be able to grow ur own food unless u purchase ur seeds from a eu specified seed bank,so far ,so far,no organic seeds are on the suggested seed bank list, arjun i do apologise for the change in topic ,but this is very serious,ive noticed u havent hit on this yet ,im hoping to make u aware so u can do a little blog on it and share it,and help us organic growers

    • I agree, Every damn video or picture I’ve seen is either too jerky, too out of focus or seems to be taken by a person incapable with cameras and video equipment. I would really like to see hard evidence we all can sink our teeth into.

      • If Aliens have visited our planet, Why haven,t they shown themselves.If they exist their technology must be far in advance of ours. They would have nothing to fear from us. If their spacecraft can be seen our radar etc would pick them up.

      • Highlanderprime

        How do you get hard evidence from such unpredictable and uncontrollable occurrence? How do you get hard evidence when the nature of the subject at hand suggests that such evidence would undermine the current economic and religious status quo? So before asking for it in order to accepted its authenticity, look at all of the reasons why the obstacles would exist.
        Also doubt is at play at every turn. If you get clear photos and videos, most people would suspect CGI and/or computer manipulation. In my opinion, the blurry photos and videos that are available to us, best reflect the nature of the subject at hand because it never announces its appearance that seldom appears and behaves like any conventional man-made object; this therefore reflects why the videos and photos available to us reflect their obscurity.
        So the nature and the obstacles suggest that we interpret the events accordingly as opposed to somewhat lazily expect a conventional form of evidence on a silver platter as though this was a mundane occurrence that science at large can control and study. So we as observes are challenged to observe differently.

        • Joshuahn Jackstonburg

          Nah – clear and real images would be all that can work because no computer enhancement could ever be as likely, so that is what is needed for true verification if we are not to be lazy in our interpretations. They don’t exist however.

    • Stephen Swain

      That was my take on it, too. I was making commercial videos in that time frame and we had excellent, high-resolution cameras available that would have delivered a very clear image, in color. This looks like some shot on 50s vintage cameras and captured with a kinescope. I am not at all convinced by it.

    • yoofaloof

      Exactly Ian. We have high powered telescopes able to take high quality pictures of planets. Yet, have we seen any high quality UFO pictures? …No. We all have a camera in our pockets on mobiles yet are taking more quality selfies than any UFO footage. I want to believe, I really do – but I’m not seeing anything to convince me otherwise.

    • Buddy Benerba

      You’re an idiot with an HTC desire. In 2004 cell phones were lucky to have a 0.3 megapixel camera and you’re complaining about a 1991 video.

  6. visit my website http://www.corroborating-evidence.co.uk for something even more incredible from STS103. Corroborating Evidence also has a Facebook page with tonnes of info about this mission. Check it out!

    UFO CE1 eyewitness and investigator James Welsh

  7. Collective evolution : if you have any questions please email me at corroborating-evidence@live.com thanks

  8. SR

    I like that the article clarified that “UFO” only means the object in question is unidentified. The video in the article could be showing anything. However, I am employing occam’s razor here, it is more likely that these are one of thousands of pieces of space debris out in lower earth orbit. Once one object bumps into another they routinely send objects either into space (at high speeds) or crashing into the earth. Both these cases have been documented hundreds of times a years since humans have been going into space.

    To your point though, I agree that these are indeed “unidentified” I have used a simple, more realistic explanation above. I concede that this could be footage anything including aliens but that is a very remote possibility.

    • I UFO can be a anything in the air…like a balloon. Please define terms on this subject (Alien Spacecraft) is what people need to know about. UFO = Unidentified


    I liked this site until you posted this article….those are ice crystals that form on the oxygen tanks…when they break off, they go every which way since there is no gravity in space….c’mon….

    • You mean to say there is enough water vapour to form ice at that altitude ?

      • OK!!! Einstein where does the ice come from on Comets???

    • - Collective Evolution

      Check out some of the sources in the article. This footage has gone through some serious scientific investigation.

  10. Michael

    All these “smart” people couldn’t figure this out??! My 8yr old said, “it looks like the stabilizer on the shuttle fired, and sent the little pieces of ice flying in different directions”. Come on people…….. really???!!!!

    • Right on…

    • Wow! That is your opinion??

    • You’re an idiot! Oh… I feel better. Your child on the other hand is just being brainwashed by this world. They are brainwashing the masses into accepting whatever they are told. Stop brainwashing your child sir!

      • jim oberg

        Actually, I’m a retired rocket scientist. See http://www.jamesoberg.com/99purdue-48-speech.pdf for a prosaic explanation of the remarkable video, based on my two decades experience in NASA Mission Control.

      • steve

        no. you’re being willingly brainwashed. you’re idiocy lies in your inability to understand the EXTREMELY low probability of aliens visiting this planet in such a fashion. literally ANY earthly explanation is infinitely more likely of a possibility than “it’s aliens”.

  11. The real focus that we need to have, is why a laser attack was made to this UFO from Sao Paulo – Brazil City?
    Why negative UFOs are in our area?
    How much time they are here?
    What they did?
    What they want?
    What they do?
    How to be free of this influence?
    Which humans they have reunite?
    The real focus that we need to have, is why a laser attack was made to this UFO from Sao Paulo – Brazil city?

  12. john

    an ice comet hitting the atmosphere is heated up producing vapor pressure. It’s angle of entrance is to shallow so it’s bounced back out of the atmosphere. Sorry no UFO.

    • - Collective Evolution

      That theory has been de-bunked by a few. The sources are provided in the article…could be, but by the looks of it I highly doubt it.

  13. Yes, these are certainly unidentified flying objects, in the sense that they’re objects that were apparently “flying” with the shuttle which have not been identified. But they look far more like bits of ice or some other small detritus from the shuttle itself rather than any sort of intelligently piloted craft. Perhaps they’re insulting foam acting under the influence of the static electrical charge that the shuttle carries, or ice crystals releasing bits of entrained air as they melt, which would cause one or two of them to jet around a bit. But the one thing they don’t look like is intelligently-piloted space craft in any way, manner, or form.

    I notice too that the paper by Jack Rasher, Ph.D., after dismissing some obvious “prosaic” explanations, jumps to the rather startling conclusion that these could only be spacecraft. Occam has a special razor waiting for Dr. Rasher.

  14. There is no doubt that there are unidentifiable objects in space and the closer you get to Earth there is obviously even more since we do seem to pollute the outer space around us as well as we do this planet!!! In recent years we have been successful in littering our Moon and Mars along with other space vehicles like Voyager. However, no one has yet been able to prove extraterrestrial complex life yet!!! If there was at sometime they probably realized what was developing here and put this area of the Galaxy off limits to protect their own existence!!!

  15. OK now that I posted this the two earlier post are now visible, strange!!!

  16. ive seen a bunch of U.F.OS IN THE SKY AT NIGHT IN EASTERN WASHINGTON . i was camping n 45 other perople seen it with me.. n this is fact. most of us taken pics with r phones.

  17. Kenny Burns

    I would like everyone to keep in mind that scientist have discovered over 715 new planets. 715 new worlds. Sure maybe THIS video cant prove aliens, i hate that term aliens, the fact that the universe is so huge and to think that we are the ONLY living creatures in the whole universe is asinine.
    715 new planets, most with suns moons just like our galaxy, the fact that anyone can say nothing is out there and we are all thats in this constantly expanding universe i ignorant. I do agree that that video does prove nothing
    But the 715 new planets discovered these past months should be evidence of new worlds and at least some more probability of life on other planets.

  18. This footage has been around for a long time. I do not discount the fact that there are UFO’s, but, this is not good evidence, We could be looking at ice particles illuminated by the shuttles lights and we could be seeing a thruster fired which could affect the trajectory of the ice particles. There is better evidenceout there than this.

    • Schaeffer’s comment on particles illuminated by shuttle lights illuminates a problem with trying to interpret these scenes in earthside terms. These eventsd actually occur shortly AFTER sunrise, when both the shuttle and the drifting particles became sunlit simo — demonstrating they are close to each other.

    • those must be some strooong lights. Did you see the object change course and rapidly shoot off in a different direction at 30 seconds in? Evidence is evidence, do what you will with it but keep an openmind. Maybe instead of saying there is more evidence out there you should post a link?

      • See my links that you requested. Check them out and comment, please, about why UFO writers conceal the results from their audience.

  19. Travis

    Ice particles do not change direction like that…..you ought to look a little closer. Watch the whole video….ya missed it.

    • Humanze

      @ 34 seconds you can see a flash from a orbital positioning control thruster then the change in angle and velocity of objects, seems to me nothing here but i wish there was.

      • Mr X

        agreed on the flash. it looks like debris and the directional change was from the thruster. people kill their credibility trying to jump on aliens every chance they get.
        Also: ANCIENT ALIENS!!!!!

        • Mr. X is precisely correct, the firing of the exact thruster — “L5D” — is recorded on telemetry as precisely that time. The glare is the actual plume, since there’s no air or fog to ‘light up’ by a hidden flash. We’d see this all the time in Houston, in Mission Control. The stars don’t jostle since it was a gentle vernier thruster not powerful enough to cause motion that would show up over this short interval.

        • Travis

          I still don’t see this flash from a thruster you guys are talking about. And your opinion does NOT mean that it’s not Aliens. It’s just your opinion, nobody has definitively said what this is. I see an object moving across the planet slowly. Then it suddenly changes direction at incredible speed to get away from the object that shoots out of the planet like a bullet. I’m sorry, but we don’t have anything (that the government is willing to tell us) like that. Not that fast son. That is a space craft leaving our planet at incredible speeds. The other object that changed course most certainly was not a shuttle thruster. We don’t have anything fast enough to accelerate at that speed that quickly, nor do we have craft that can make a turn like that at that angle so abruptly. The only craft that can do that is disc shaped. The only engines I know of that may be that fast are the electromagnetic hydrogen engines. Which to my understanding wasn’t even in development until a decade ago. This footage was taken in 1991. The facts basically tell you based on knowledge of the people that this was no ship of ours. So your thruster theory is basically BS. But that’s just my opinion, your entitled to yours and I’m entitled to mine.

          • Travis, buy a new monitor. There’s clearly a flash at 34sec.

            • Travis

              Thank you for telling me at what seconds the flash hits. I did see the flash. But it doesn’t explain away everthing. If in fact that thruster flash blast is what affected the first object. What about the other one that seems to be leaving the planet? The direction it’s moving does not fit with the blast direction of the first object.

      • Travis

        Maybe I just don’t see what your talking about, guess the only way we could agree is if you made a video pointing out what your talking about.

  20. Brian

    What do you mean this is not a UFO. Can you identify the object?? is it ice? is it an alien? If you dont know then its a UFO. This is pure evidence of a fly object that is not identified


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