Prepare for shut encounters of the “curved” type.
Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin tweeted that he noticed one thing “curved, natural wanting” floating out of the payload bay throughout his time on the house shuttle Atlantis.
He informed NASA about it, however the company informed him that what he was seeing was not an extraterrestrial however a chunk of ice.
“I’ve not seen one in house or on the bottom however thought I noticed one thing natural/alien like floating out of the payload bay,” Melvin tweeted, when requested by the Twitter account UFO Sightings Day by day what his ideas had been on extraterrestrial life or if he had ever seen a UFO.
“@AstroKomrade and I referred to as the bottom to ask what it might be and it was ice that had damaged off of the Freon hoses. Translucent, curved, natural wanting👽”
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Melvin, who performed faculty soccer at College of Richmond and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1985 previous to turning into an astronaut, continued that he was going to say “Houston, we now have an issue,” however he didn’t wish to be alarmist.
“I used to be about to say Houston we now have an issue however know everybody spins-up when these phrases are uttered from an area car. Godspeed🚀”
UFO Sightings Day by day requested Melvin if he thought the federal government house company was mendacity and responded by saying: “Hmmm. Don’t suppose so however you by no means know. 🚀”
It is unclear precisely what Melvin, who has levels in each Chemistry and Supplies Science Engineering, noticed, however some on social media needed to imagine that Melvin’s sighting was alien in nature, even when he might have been ribbing them.
“I feel Leland is winding up alien followers, and as advised it was most likely an ice formation he noticed,” Ligel Watson, writer of “UFOs of the First World Warfare” informed the Day by day Mail. “Thankfully, he did not take a look at this rationalization by going too near it, in any other case it may need shot upwards to cling to his face and everyone knows what occurs subsequent.”
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The tweets come at a time when former authorities officers have advised that people is probably not alone within the universe.
In 2015, Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell and the sixth man to stroll on the Moon mentioned he believed peacekeeping aliens visited Earth to stop a nuclear warfare between Russia and the U.S.
Mitchell died in 2016 on the age of 85.
Luis Elizondo, a former Pentagon official who used to handle the Pentagon Superior Aviation Risk Identification Program, additionally believes we is probably not alone.
“My private perception is that there’s very compelling proof that we is probably not alone,” Elizondo informed CNN in an December 2017 interview.
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Individually, stories from The New York Instances and Politico in late December 2017 claimed the Protection Division secretly arrange a program 10 years in the past to research UFOs. Former Democratic Senate Majority Chief Harry Reid reportedly helped steer cash underneath this system to a donor’s aerospace analysis firm.
Fox Information’ Alex Pappas contributed to this story. Comply with Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia