Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Space Shuttle Video, Part II:
Entities Inhabiting Near Space

Perhaps even more incredible than the fact that ETs and alien craft exist is the evidence of two distinct, quite probably biological, entities captured by the shuttle's video cameras on numerous occasions.

The first of these entities, known to many researchers as "spheres" or "critters," are best seen teeming about a 12-mile-long broken tether during STS mission 75. The tether was attached to a $100 million satellite launched by the shuttle Columbia in an experiment to capture electricity from the ionization of the long tether/antenna. Due to miscalculations, the energy captured was much more than anticipated and caused the tether to break free from the shuttle and drift off into space.

At about 70 to 100 nautical miles from the shuttle Columbia, the ionized tether attracts a huge swarm of remarkable, pulsating entities, which teem about it like fish rising to be fed in an aquarium. NASA astronauts and mission control describe the show as "debris" and "a couple of star-like things and a lot of things swimming in the foreground." Since we know that the tether is 12 miles long and can clearly see that many of the UFO/entities pass behind the tether, and fall in and out of focus with the tether itself, we can estimate the diameter of the largest at 2-3 miles across.

For those skeptics who would argue that these images represent the "airy disk" phenomenon of optical refraction, here is a very clear piece of video from the mission showing both the airy disk effect and the entities in the same frame. Apparently, the cameraman/astronaut here purposely creates the airy disk phenomenon while recording the "spheres" to allow comparison and to foreclose exactly this explanation.

These entities do not look to be manufactured and may be organic in origin. They have consistent, but irregular amoeboid shapes, a dark center, and a clear notch and flange at their edge. They pulsate with electromagnetic energy that manifests itself in a spiral pattern and that has been provocatively analyzed by ufo researcher David Sereda in this extensive investigation, "Evidence: the Case for NASA UFOs," Part 1 and Part 2.

Indeed, John Glenn witnessed "space fireflies" in his first orbital flight, as have astronauts in subsequent space flights, and NASA representatives later admitted that they had theorized that what came to be known as "John Glenn's fireflies" were living entities. Here we see at least a hundred of them, swarming around NASA's tether experiment, quite possibly attracted to its high electrical charge like moths to a flame. A number of other shuttle clips also capture these entities, NASA's fabled "space dust."

"The Second Phenomenon"
Unlike spheres, these entities are nearly invisible, and usually are far less than a meter in length. They appear as varicolored traces or "scratches" in shuttle videos, and move at such high speeds that they are nearly invisible to the naked eye. However, shuttle astronauts have witnessed and commented upon them, and extensive discussion and footage of this second space phenomenon is presented in Martyn Stubbs' Shuttle video documentary.

These second entities seem to be virtually pure energy, and can only be seen when they decrease their fantastically high velocities to investigate foreign objects such as the shuttle. They seem to ping about the craft and rebound nearly instantaneously at acute angles, losing virtually none of their incredible speed in the process.

Stubbs discovered this phenomenon while analyzing over 400 hours of shuttle video footage, much of it frame by frame, and has found they appear in most shuttle videos. When he brought his findings to the attention of NASA and Canadian space program representatives, they were simply flabbergasted. Unprepared for something they themselves had never noted--a phenomenon that could not be explained away as space debris, camera refractions or space dust--these scientists were forced to acknowledge both the phenomenon's existence and their total inability to explain it.

The "second phenomenon" has a certain relationship to so-called "rods." UFO researcher Jose Escamilla first claimed to have discovered rods in normal, earthbound videos, though I do not believe that what he has captured are indeed some new life form. I rather believe the evidence that they are fast-moving insects and birds caught and blurred by the relatively slow shutter speeds of camcorders. (Several images of Escamilla's rods and Trevor James Constable's much more compelling ameoboid "critters," captured with infrared-sensitive film, appear in this trailer for his rather overwrought film, "UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied"). You can find more about Escamilla's rods, and judge for yourself, here.


Stuart said...

I must say that I'm pretty sceptical about many of your conclusions.

Hopefully everyone would agree that some of the smaller blobs seem to remain fixed with respect to the distant tether and therefore are very likely to be stars.

However, many of the 'spheres' you refer to with the hole in the centre and a notch look like the "dust donuts" that you get when there is dust in the optics of a telescope. Dust grains (or any small particle) will give an out of focus image of the primary mirror of a telescope and show the secondary mirror and its support legs as dark patches especially when zoomed into. I suspect that the camera on STS 75 consisted of two mirrors with the secondary held in place by one arm. In fact, all the 'spheres' have the notch in the same orientation with respect to the camera suggesting that it is indeed a camera artefact.

I can't say that I observed any of the blobs passing behind the tether. At what point is that supposed to occur?

The footage is actually pretty bad (I'm being polite) with lots of detector noise and constantly changing contrast and focus. I would have thought NASA could make better cameras even in 1995.

I agree that "we are not alone" but I think it highly unlikely that these are aliens when there are much more likely (and admittedly boring) possibilities.

Required Field said...


I've updated the post with a video clip showing the "dust donuts" you mention with the "spheres." You'll see the two are quite different and easily distinguishable one from the other.

As for the the quality of the images, unfortunately I don't have access to early generations of this video, but the constant shift in contrast and focus is done on purpose by the cameraman to obscure and confuse. It happens all the time when UFOs appear in shuttle video being publicly broadcast; watch the Mir footage on the next post--they're at their absolute wit's end about what to shoot and where to focus.