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 is definitely one at the top of the list. This footage is real, 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 part 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 shoots off into space.

Explanations have varied from intelligent extraterrestrial spacecraft, to space weather events and more. There is however, no definite explanation, and many of them don’t 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, co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon” (4) -Dr Brian O’leary, Fmr 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 after it stopped.

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 some 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. spoon9z

    If we are to believe current theories out there tied to multiverse theory and beyond, what isn’t actually possible? The better question is what is OUR universe’s reality and place in such multiverse?

    • spoon9z

      Yet I have to admit that this video, like most others out there, is nothing short of underwhelming and hardly the smoking gun.

  2. Robert Myrland

    Go to planetseeder dot com / planetseeder to see a amazing picture of alien craft.

  3. Patrick Christell

    There are nearly two-billion people on this planet armed with smartphones. Many millions more carry GoPros. There are so many HD cameras floating around that statistically speaking, no actual UFO visitation could escape our newfound passion for recording every durn thing. And yet, whenever the latest piece of “UFO footage” drops, it seems like the (probably drunk) videographer tossed the nearest HD device in the garbage and scrambled to find the nearest potato. Granted, the footage in question was shot in 1991, however this screaming discrepancy will only become more apparent as 4k photography/videography becomes ubiquitous.

    All these blurry, poorly-shot “UFO videos” do is validate the continuously underestimated power of confirmation bias.

    Having more than a passing interest in this stuff, I now think that “UFOs” are technological society’s version of the ethereal, dreamlike visitor. Prior versions of this mythopoetic trope appeared to us as goblins, faeries, djinns, Santa Claus, and countless others. As a species, we are hardwired to create and have our perceptions molded by stories, and what are stories but offshoots of the primordial desire to make sense of a seemingly senseless world?

    I do think, considering the vastness of the universe, that the odds favor the existence of various forms of sentient, extraterrestrial life. That said, the closest I’ve ever come to believing in human/extra-terrestrial encounters was reading Terrence McKenna’s analyses of DMT experiences (google “machine elves”). As far as the “science” of “UFOlogy” goes, even a cursory understanding of the physics involved in a consensus reality encounter will show one the true meaning of grotesque odds.

    There could be some footage (that had dang well better be shot in HD by a steady-handed videographer), some as-yet unclassified document, or some future caller in to Coast to Coast AM that serves to change my mind. I’ll leave space open for that. I’ll even go so far as to say that If and when the aliens do swing through our homeworld, I will do what I can to get a ride back to theirs. Until then, I’ll wait patiently.

    • A solid theory to be sure. And definitely a very good point. But thinking on a galactic scale metaphorically speaking. We are the new kids on the block. There are solar systems millions up millions of years older than we are. You’d think the Universe would fill up all that space with more than one humanoid type of being. I think it’s silly to think we are the only ones here. More importantly I think it’s silly to think that we have ever been alone on this planet. I think the evidence suggests beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have been visited since the very beginning. But the even more profound thing about this whole situation, is that we are so much more than just a blip in the cosmic stretch of time and space. We are the Garden, and They are our shepherds. They are our creators….They never left. They have always been here and will never leave us. We can speculate back on forth… but I think that the underlying law of nature (Law of choice and confusion) are the laws that we must first understand before even bothering to speculate the obvious things that are right in our faces. When we as a human race are ready to know, then we will know. It’s the convenient truth I know. But there really is a method to all of this madness. I think if your really serious about understanding the purpose of why they are here, what they are doing and so forth. I would say that investigating UFO sightings is not going to get you any closer to that understanding. There is a host of material readily available of which I would highly recommend for anyone that is willing to expand the possibilities in their minds. Because going down this rabbit hole, it’s hard to swallow the truth for some. If you your interested I would be happy to share where I got started in really understanding what’s going on. The bigger picture kids.

    • John

      That seems like quite an odd conclusion to me. Fact of the matter is you only need a couple of sightings and cases to prove beyond doubt that the UFO phenomena is as real as day.

      Is then, for instance, the Phoenix lights (of which there are plenty of videos and even more witnesses) just a mass hallucination?

      Did the 62 children of a school in Zimbabwe all create a big hoax? Or Travis Walton and his 6 colleagues, for 40 years? Bob Lazar, for 25 years? All of them have stayed true to their testimony, and all three cases are compatible in nature.

      DMT is certainly interesting. I’ve never tried it, or any hard drugs for that matter, but I think it’s got more to do with the one-ness of the universe and consciousness. I urge you to check out the Disclosure Project and Steven Greer for more (Sirius Disclosure). Also check out the Ramey Memo if you haven’t. And look up the declassified files in Project Blue Book.

      • Capt Howdy

        The greatest known sighting of a UFO winessed by nearly 90,000 was in Fatima France in the early 1900’s. I’m not anti religous, but read carefully what they saw. People within a mile of the “miracle of the sun” saw nothing but a bright disc changing colors moving up and down in the clouds.

    • thanks man. I enjoyed reading your comment.

    • Robert Myrland

      Hi there!! But when the quality is to good then people complain to, did u think about that? Seems like nothing is good… If its to poor then people complain about it, if its “too good” quality then people also complain about it… So how has it to be before no one complains?

  4. bv

    Theres absolutely nothing spectacular about this footage what so ever! It’s ridiculous and I am tired of hearing it

    • Osahon

      True rather inconclusive… moreover, when it says jerkiness due to camera motion… was the camera hand held? it will take a lot more to convince anyone that what was shown here is evidence of extra terrestrial life…

  5. glantorjm

    Probably an optical illusion caused by a malfunctioning external flux capacitor. Not unusual

  6. On the other, more cited, hand… http://www.nicap.org/muj_kasher_sts48.htm

    • To repost my earlier link, here’s why I — and everybody else who worked with me in Mission Control or flew on that mission — think the objects are small nearby ice flakes entrained by an autopilot-triggered thruster plume: http://www.jamesoberg.com/99purdue-48-speech.pdf

      • Hello Mr. Oberg. I have been interested in this case for some time, and I have come across the adjustment thruster explanation for the “beam of light” that “chases away the UFO” (ice flake).

        The only question that still sticks in my mind is this: there must be similar space shuttle video shot from every conceivable angle in all degrees of light condition up there, are there other identical examples of the adjustment thrusters creating the “beam of light” effect that we see in this video? Shouldn’t there be a substantial amount of examples of this?

        • At low light levels the latency of TV pixels was enough to leave streaks even when panning across stars Fast moving dots did it so often nobody thought anything about it. I have put the TV operations console procedure handbooks on my website for background. The dots swerve during and only during the recorded thruster pulse.

  7. ice particles from a booster stabalizing burst.simple

    • I think what you said is true, and it’s easy to say, but it’s not simple. Most folks who are unfamiliar with weird new rules of motion and illumination in space, will see such videos through earthbound eyes and minds. And using time-tested, and fully proper, recognition processes, they will reach erroneous conclusions because the scenes are from totally new environments, never experienced by Earth life for hundreds of millions of years. I’ve tried to explain what I learned about non-earth perception from working 20+ years in Mission Control, with a hundred different astronauts and cosmonauts, and writing the reference books on space navigation, and trying to explain it all to my Mom. See http://www.jamesoberg.com/ufo.html for my attempt to bring this down to Earth.

      • Jason

        James, wondering what your thoughts are on the “NASA teather incident” video from years back

      • Erin Holley-Bondarek

        Thank you, James. Not easy to alter perspective of eyes/minds on stuff going on in one’s face, let alone “Infinity & Beyond”. But hand them a book & tell them, “These are God’s words, bow now!”, and lo & behold, a gazillion peeps are on their knees, no questions asked. Go figger! (bet your Mom is proud.) :)

        Arjun, thank you…You have consistently evolved your writes & research, & it shows. Blessings on that continuance. <3

        Dearly Beloveds…As we come to Understanding this thing called "Life", which is ever-adjusting & changing, just Know: Human is NOT the only vehicle of which to drive, Human is NOT the most intelligent thing on 2 legs, or 4, or 8, or none…and a closed mind of Ignorance is NOT Bliss, if one loves Beauty. Sorry to bust the ol' ego, but them's the facts, Sweet Jacks.

        Perhaps there is a God that tends to Only Humans…Understandable that He would be wrathful, frustrated, & vengeful, in such case…I'd be, too, if every messenger I sent was slaughtered, every message twisted, & not enough pants for changing if I actually appeared. Grateful for eyes/mind that See beyond notions & sheeple-isms, but I KNOW there are Beings right Here, right Now, that ARE, so I have little care of Space stuff, but it's always Nice to See the questioning & exploring, no matter the direction…have Fun with that! :)

      • Thanks for sharing, James. While I wish it were something more fantastical in this video, I’m not someone who will ignore the science when it is presented to me. Some people just want some real life magic, and refuse to let go when they are presented with the very answers they themselves pretend to demand. I do hope though, one day in our lifetimes, to see some undeniable evidence of some cosmic brothers and sisters of some sort.

  8. UFO’S , glow with energy , no glow , no UFO .

    • I was in Mission Control for two decades, including the STS-48 mission, Here is my contribution to understanding it better. http://www.jamesoberg.com/99purdue-48-speech.pdf

      • David James

        Thanks James, I checked the pdf and that all seems good. I’m still stumped by the ‘Worm’ footage though. I forget which mission (STS-52?), but I figure you’d know about it. Any explanation?

        • There are two separate worm reports. on two missions, both by Story Musgrave, who enjoys retelling the experience before appreciative audiences. Since both sightings occurred just after deployment of heavy booster stages, involving shaking, rattling, rolling, and tie-down strap pyro-cutting, the extraordinariness of the objects shrinks somewhat, and Story — an old friend — has hinted, “Jim, you’re on the right track”, but it’s not a top priority. Alien evidence, in any case, it ain’t, as Story has made clear.

          • yeah yeah yeah… we all mourn the denial of your displaced apostrophe… Mt Oberg. though, like Dr. Kasher, write a learned scientific paper apart from glib appeals to a staid and in-the-tank “authority” and then maybe you can hold a denialist head above a comforting puddle of faux-prosaic water, eh? Thanks.

          • Re Kasher’s pitiable ‘disproofs’, written for a UFO journal, seehttp://www.jamesoberg.com/kasher-5.pdf

            He seems to claim — correct me if I’ve misinterpreted him — that any object of any mass, anywhere within the plume of a thruster of ANY size [plumes are very wide, and thin towards the outer edges], would HAVE to be accelerated almost instantaneously nearly to the plume velocity.

            Does that even pass the rule-of-thumb reasonableness test? Blow a puff of air at your car and tell me how fast it leaves the driveway. You can try this at home.

            Kasher’s grasp of basic practical physics seemed shaky to me since the moment I saw a videotape of him lecturing a UFO convention, describing ‘turbulent flow’ as compared to a non-turbulent flow of a plume of smoke in a vacuum-filled room, rising straight up.

            Smoke “rising” in a vacuum? I nearly fell off the chair. Predictably, none of the UFO buffs in the room seemed fazed with the claim, but a physics teacher? Astounding.

  9. trenton murray

    Oh about 7 years ago I saw star like lights in the sky doing amazing things in formation and I was sober and it was in the north of eastern Western Australia.There is many reports in that area.No flying saucers or funny men though and I was like “wow” and as said in Hamlet “There is more in heaven and earth Horatio than are dreamt of in your mere philosophies” ok gday to all and have a good one.

  10. Proves nothing – amateur , could be a fly in the lens or dust speck on the sensor .

    • Travis

      Nobody said it proved anything my friend, we only stated what we thought it could be. Learn to read before making small minded statements like that.

      • ozziealf

        PLEASE! More tact less accusation! :-)

    • It really is an interesting event, and widely misrepresented in the UFO subculture, but I’ve been circulating the prosaic explanation for years — but the UFO world ignores it.

      • Well don’t hold back. Please enlighten us with your “prosaic explanation” lest we spend our lives in ignorance.

    • right since an airtight cabin can allow flies to just fly in whenever they wish. remind you the shuttle is going 15,000+mph

      • jim oberg

        Chief, flying insects actually have gotten on board when the crew entered, a mosquito once tormented the sleep of an Apollo crew. But I haven’t heard of any recent repeats, they aren’t needed to explain this.

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