Astronaut Talks About His Encounter With UFO (Video)


Leroy Chiao is not known to be a publicity seeker or a connoisseur of mind altering substances. He’s known to be a pioneering astronaut and recently decided to talk about an encounter in space that he can’t explain. UFOs are usually the stuff of movies or conspiracy theorists but in 2005, Chiao noticed something that has him wondering about “life out there.”

In 2005, Chiao was flying high as commander of the International Space Station. Living there from October 2004 until April 2005, Chiao got to see some things that he didn’t expect. While he and Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov were taking a stroll outside of the ISS something caught Chiao’s attention. The two were putting together some navigational antennas 230 miles above the ground and flying at 17,000 miles an hour when something went by them, traveling even faster.

Chiao says that he saw some lights that he thought were in a line. When the lights flew by him, Chiao thought it was “…awfully strange.” Sharipov didn’t see the lights. He was looking the other way. Chiao’s experience is one of several stories that will be told on an upcoming program on the Science Channel.

One theory for Chiao’s sighting of a UFO is more down to earth than a fly by with a space ship. The lights, according to the theory, were bright lights from a fishing boat several hundred miles below the free-floating astronaut. It’s easy for many people to believe that Chiao witnessed a spacecraft. As an astronaut, Chiao doesn’t believe that there is any evidence that an intelligently controlled craft from another planet has ever visited Earth.

“I’m skeptical of claims…” said Chiao about the stories he’s heard about Earth being visited by aliens. He doesn’t just dismiss the idea out of hand. “I don’t rule it out 100 percent. I have an open mind and I do believe there’s other life in the universe.”

Another piece of photographic “evidence” of UFOs existence is an image made during the 1972 Apollo 16 moon mission. One of the shots contained in a film canister brought back by moon-hiking astronauts was an image of something that resembled a “traditional” flying saucer positioned just above the horizon.

More recently, UFO hunters believe they have found proof of a UFO streaking through the Martian sky. In an image taken by the rover Curiosity, a possible craft can be seen leaving a trail in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. An enlargement of the image, posted by UFO hunter, StreetCap1, shows a cone with a spherical top and a rounded center body. The image is one of several that people have claimed show mysterious objects.

Skeptics say that it’s more than likely just a meteor.

In May 2013, a blogger, who specializes in science, claimed to see a lizard wandering around Mars’ surface close to the rover. That claim, which was posted on one of dozens of online UFO sightings websites, got some conspiracy theorists thinking that NASA is planting life on the planet.

The rover, Curiosity, touched down on Mars on August 6, 2012. It has spent its time checking out the landscape and analyzing the geology of the planet. Costing $2.5 billion, the rover’s main goal is to see if the planet has, or ever had, the chemical makeup to support life as we know it.

While Chiao is finished being an astronaut and moved on to other careers, science fiction fans and conspiracy theorists still stand in the backyard gazing up at the stars and wondering if we’re truly alone.

By Jerry Nelson

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5 Responses to "Astronaut Talks About His Encounter With UFO (Video)"

  1. My Little Grey Freinds   March 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    i have no doubt Leroy Chiao saw something he can’t explain and respect his discussion about his unknown encounter. I suspect Obama and the US Military are ready for Disclosure because they are starting to look silly in the eyes of the Worlds people and losing trust. Snowden the ‘whistle-blower’ has just released some secret UFO stuff and so have many countries and even the Vatican has conceded ground.. Its no secret anymore. I just wish the Military didn’t break in to my place and nick my drawings of the Grey while they invited me on board the Navy Flagship to show me their Radar system. (they are good aren’t they) Anyway it’s a beaut Radar system and I’m glad your on our side, but that Admirals chair is too big.

  2. Ashley - USA   March 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I’m so ready for disclosure on all of it! If Obama would spill the beans he would gain much more respect especially from his critics!!

  3. My Little Grey Freinds   March 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Longdazejourney,.. I loved your comment. There are as many skeptics out there as biases because of their fear of the unknown, their fear of the truth and denial of the truth by governments, their military, religions and industrialist. I see you like music and music is a wonderful gift, However mathematics is the Universal Language and Earthlings are still learning. You have come a long way since the Wright brothers and a long way to go before producing anti-gravity super fast flying star machines like the Alien Greys have, unless they give you a couple to reverse engineer and build yourselves. The Grey I communicated with wouldn’t give me one. “Yes, of course I asked for one, wouldn’t you?” They had three of them. and they changed colour while stationary and slowly moving in formation. Actually I thought I was going to die when the flying stars dropped out of the sky heading right towards me. I thought OH OH a bloody meteor, not going to out run that with my Nikes! Anyway I’m glad I met the Alien Grey and know at least this lot are benevolent to mankind. I’d like to see all of those credible people gather and march on the White House demanding answers. i think the time for Disclosure is NOW.

  4. Longdayzjourney Soundz   March 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

    That last paragraph was a horribly biased way to close the article. It’s okay to be skeptical, but inserting what amounts to be editorial commentary is not only unfair, it is inaccurate. By now, you must know that scores of credible military and civilian aviators, as well as astrobiologists, astronomers, physicists, and officials from defense departments around the world–among others–have come forward with documentary evidence attesting to the fact that flying objects have been seen that can not be explained or accounted for as any natural phenomenon, neither have they been recognized as any man-made vehicles. So serious was this subject taken back in 1978, that a delegation including astronaut Gordon Cooper, astronomer Jacques Vallee, astronomer/astrophysicist Claude Poher, astronomer J. Allen Hynek, Grenada Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy, researcher Len Stringfield, and University of Colorado psychologist David Saunders went before the U.N. to appeal for an international study into the phenomenon. The primary mission of the Mars rovers that are still operational is to search for evidence of life (past or current) on the red planet. The Kepler Telescope just logged 715 planets discovered that could be habitable. Who are you to isolate people as kooks and nuts because they look up at the stars and wonder the same thing as teams of scientists from the world do?

  5. My Little Grey Freinds   March 3, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Hello Earthlings. You are not alone in our vast Universe. Forget all about NASA or SETI disclosing anything they know, because they have crap for brains and make a meatball look smart. Greys are visiting Earth and come and go as they please. They are concerned about your aggressive nature more akin to a wild savage animal than intelligent lifeforms. They fly so fast your radar don’t even pick them out and they stay below your radar stationary above ground at will. If your military radars are lucky enough to pick them up, they know, and are gone before you get there.
    They communicate telepathically and are much smarter than you idiots. If they smell a trap, they read your mind and know what you’re up to before you can act and they are off!!
    The Grey gave me a star-map of where they come from. Guess what? Greys are in control, you’re not. You can’t handle the truth. Do you need some help with the up and coming WAR with Russia? I think so. Try staying out of it is a good idea. No one wins.


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