During his maiden voyage into space, China's first astronaut was left startled as he heard the sound of a "hammer hitting an iron bucket." In his recent interview, astronaut Yang Liwei, 51 years of age, have made his revelations while talking about the strange noises while aboard the Shenzhen 5 spaceship during a 21 hour mission in 2003. Although the astronaut has already claimed that he didn't hear the mysterious sound after returning to Earth, it was found that other astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 6 and Shenzhou 7 have also reported hearing a similar sound which they explained, if not the same, banging.
The Spooky Sound: Mark Of An Alien Life?
According to reports revealed by Daily Mail, Liwei manned the Shenzhou 5 on Oct. 16, 2003 and stepped out of the re-entry module during the a 21-hour mission and into the last frontier which apparently made him as the 241st human to be in space.
Furthermore, as The Sun reports it, the 51-year-old's unexplained experience has garnered all kinds of theories which include that of aliens trying to enter his space capsule. The Chinese astronaut additionally explains that he was very nervous when he heard the sounds and moved close to the spaceship's porthole to investigate, but he allegedly saw nothing out of the ordinary.
It was found that the moment he returned back to earth, he explained the noises to officials with the space programme and tried to imitate the sounds with instruments. The astronaut has highly emphasized that before entering space, he was still able to tell the authorities that the sound is a normal phenomenon, so there is no need to worry. However, despite the fact that Mr. Yang should be celebrating this honor, the astronaut has admittedly claimed that he is still haunted by what he heard when he was still aboard the vessel.