TAMPA (CBS Tampa) — Is ET trying to phone home?
A YouTube user claims he viewed an alien spaceship on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory sun monitoring feed on May 3 and that NASA is trying to cover it up.
“rob19791” put up a video from the feed showing an unidentified object near the top of the sun. In the video, it appears to look like a streaking red-metallic object with two white lights. The observatory’s feed went down the next day due to a technical glitch with its anomaly detector.
“This is a cover up to prevent us from seeing these things again,” the YouTube user wrote. “NASA must have seen this video and started making plans to change the way you and I are [allowed] to view it.”
The Naval Research Laboratory told the Digital Journal that the image is most likely streaks caused by cosmic rays.
“The streaks in question are consistent with energetic particle (proton) impacts on the CCD, something which is apparent in just about every image,” Nathan Rich, member of the laboratory’s solar physics branch, told the Digital Journal. “These artifacts do not persist from image to image.”
An image caught by the observatory’s feed also caused quite a commotion in March when there were sightings of the Star Wars “Death Star” near the sun. NASA scientists said at the time that cameras caught solar filament.