A mysterious glowing orb was spotted during a live stream by the International Space Station on Friday before the broadcast was cut off. Shaped like a blue tadpole, the gleaming object looked like a UFO making its rounds near the sun and hovering over the earth.
The alien hunter, who uploaded the footage on YouTube, described the orb: "Unidentified Object is brighter on the left side due to the light from the sun, so it is not lens flare." He believed that it was neither a reflection nor lens glare, and that what he saw was indeed a "real" unidentified flying object.
He also added, "NASA cut the camera feed so quickly even though this was very distant, but I still managed to get a couple of frames to enlarge."
UFO Specialist Scott Waring, also wrote of the incident on UFO Sightings Daily: "This blue-glowing UFO was seen near the space station yesterday by Streetcap1 of YouTube. It appears far away but it's not. It's actually very close to the space station, but higher up so it appears distant. Excellent find."
NASA stated the object was a light reflected from the ISS itself, and not what conspiracy theorists and alien hunters claimed it to be. Speculations have since surfaced that NASA intentionally disrupted the camera feed to cover up the mysterious alien sighting.
This was not the first time that UFO sightings were captured at the International Space Station. In April, a horseshoe-shaped UFO was seen during another live feed, Science World Report revealed. Another UFO in the shape of a fireball was also seen in June. Conspiracy theorists released footages of these sightings on YouTube.
NASA announced in July that it would "phase out" its ISS live feed, drawing the ire of UFO enthusiasts, who monitor the stream for "signs of alien life," RT reported.