Mystery Revealed In Space Station Astronaut’s UFO Photo
When astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a stunning photo of south India on the night of Nov. 15, Internet chatter speculated over what appears to be something else in the picture above India — shown in the closeup above.
Kelly, who recently broke the record for longest time spent in space by an American, tweeted the picture back to Earth from the International Space Station. UFO hunters came out of the woodwork, alleging he also photographed a bright, tubular-shaped UFO in the upper right of the image (as seen below).
Adding to the growing mystery of the object in the picture was a video posted to YouTube on Nov. 16 by “sonofmabarker” that reached nearly one million viewers. In his commentary, he says, “I would find it hard to believe that Scott Kelly did not know that this object was in his frame … it really sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s got a couple lights, one on each side, it’s obviously some kind of a structure and also looks very large.”
Here’s the video:
This is the sort of thing that, for years, has incited many people to automatically believe that any unusual-looking lights or glowing objects photographed near the space station must be aliens.
But it usually turns out not to be ET looking to borrow some equipment to phone home.
If you take the original picture by Kelly and simply bring up the contrast levels on it, look at what you suddenly, magically see:
That’s right — the UFO is, in fact, a UHF antenna, part of the International Space Station, which is probably why Kelly didn’t notice it as anything unusual.