On 9 July 2016, the following video purportedly showing a UFO entering Earth’s atmosphere was posted to YouTube.
YouTube user Streetcap1 noted that a “UFO” simply meant an unidentified flying object, and that the object in the video could by anything from a UFO to am alien spacecraft. But he added that this footage was of special interest because the NASA feed cut out shortly after the “UFO” appeared.
Did NASA cut the feed in an attempt to cover up a UFO?
According to spokesperson Daniel Huot, the footage came from NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment, which gets its feed from several cameras externally mounted on the International Space Station (ISS) and suffers regular outages as the ISS passes out of range of relay satellites. Also, Huot said, the object shown in the video isn’t uncommon.
Although HDEV may provide some spectacular views from the International Space Station, NASA explains that the true purpose of the project is to analyze the effect of space on video over time.
This isn’t the first time that NASA has been accused of cutting video footage as a UFO appeared on screen. In January 2015, a similar video circulated along with claims that NASA purposefully cut the footage to conceal evidence about the existence of UFOs. Oddly enough (or not), that video was also posted by YouTube user Streetcap1.