Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Why Are UFOs Hanging Around the International Space Station?

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the International Space Station already has the makings of a popular galactic trade hub. I mean, just about every day someone catches a new unidentified object loitering around the station on its live video stream. My thoughts: maybe they’re just waiting for it to open.

A few recent examples, all courtesy of one Streetcap1 (click the images to see their respective videos):

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April 22, 2015: a “small white disc” appears to match the station’s speed before disappearing out of view

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April 24, 2015: an ethereal blue UFO gets very close to the station

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April 29, 2015: a glowing UFO returns to the ISS, and NASA even zooms in to check it out

Earlier this year, back in January, ufologists accused NASA of cutting the live feed after a couple UFO sightings. As that bastion of objective truth The Daily Mail reported: “On two separate occasions this month, alien hunters claim to have spotted mysterious objects appearing on their screens before it goes blank.” Mysterious!

Of course, skeptics aren’t having any of it. The objects in question could be debris or dust or lens flares or mynocks or even just gunk on the camera lens. In same cases, a mysterious UFO may actually just be the moon out of focus. NASA themselves admit — their camera just kind of sucks.

But assuming, for a single solitary moment, that what we’re seeing in these videos are extraterrestrial UFOs, why are they so interested in the ISS? I’d like to say there’s a juicy conspiracy theory out there about aliens and our space station that I can end this post with, outside of these UFO sightings. But if there is, I haven’t found it. Yet.

However, what I did find is this: a video from 2009 that suggests the ISS is not only fake, but that all of the footage we’ve seen has been recorded in a “massive water pool.”

The UFOs, in that case, may very well be fish.


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. Truth is – it really is aliens and their streaming what they see live to the home world for a new episode of that hit reality show ‘Those Damn Humans’. This weeks episode featured the humans losing a multi million dollar cargo vessel after failing to dock with the ISS. What a hoot! Those damn humans can’t do anything right.

  2. your right its just a movie there are no ufos no exteratals there are no secrete alinces with earth theses are just hslogrphic progeters by wen in black at area 51 ots iliusion not real

  3. The answer is really quite basic, I believe, there are just observing us!
    Now, for what reason is ???

    The ‘evidence’ I’ve seen so far is that they are not hostile. Therefore it leaves just one conclusuon – they are just simply space explorers, just like us, and are as much interested in us as we are with them…
    Fair enough?????

    1. Ps: I should add that I witnessed one in 1966 in Portsmouth UK at midnight.

      It was a ‘rocket’ shape, about 40 – 60 ft long, 40- 50 ft high (just clearing rooftops) and about the same distance away from me.
      It was silent, no means of propulsion, travelling at ‘walking pace’.
      It had two lit up windows along the side so it must have been occupied.
      It seemed so close that I could have reached out and touched it