A Russian cosmonaut has spotted a group of five UFOs moving over Earth while he was filming a time-lapse video on ISS.
As Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner, who is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS), was filming an aurora over Antarctica, several strange lights were spotted. The 60-second clip, filmed from the ISS, shows at least five mysterious dots moving in unison, heading behind Earth, from Mr Vagner’s perspective.
The cosmonaut, as Russian astronauts are known, posted the video to Twitter, stoking the flames of a UFO conspiracy theory.
Mr Vagner said: “Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse.
“The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them. However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora.
“At nine to 12 seconds, five objects appear flying alongside with the same distance. What do you think those are? Meteors, satellites or…?
“P.S. The frames were captured 1 per sec and later assembled in a video with 25 frames per sec rate. Meaning, the real observation time is 52 sec.
“P.P.S. The information was brought to the notice of Roscosmos management, the materials were sent to TsNIIMash and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for further analysis.”
Naturally, people of Twitter were quick to jump to conclusions of extraterrestrial origin.
One person said: “Cosmonaut ISS captured 5 UFOs flying over Antarctic.”
Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse.
The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them. However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora. pic.twitter.com/Hdiej7IbLU
— Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) August 19, 2020