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Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:31 PM

Astronaut Leroy Chiao Opens Up About His 2005 UFO Sighting

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Source: Huffington Post

In 2005, astronaut Leroy Chiao was commander of the International Space Station for six and a half months. During a spacewalk with cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov, the two were installing navigation antennas. They were 230 miles above Earth, traveling at over 17,000 miles per hour, when something unusual caught Chiao's eye.

"I saw some lights that seemed to be in a line and it was almost like an upside-down check mark, and I saw them fly by and thought it was awfully strange," Chiao told The Huffington Post.

Chiao's fellow spacewalker, Sharipov, hadn't seen the lights because he was facing the opposite direction.

This experience, recreated in the above video (and still image below), launches "NASA's Unexplained Files," one of several programs presented as part of Science Channel's week-long "Are We Alone?" series, beginning March 2.

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/nasa-unexplained-files-are-we-alone-science-channel_n_4880334.html

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Reply Astronaut Leroy Chiao Opens Up About His 2005 UFO Sighting (Original post)
bananas Mar 2014 OP
bananas Mar 2014 #1
Berlum Mar 2014 #5
skepticscott Mar 2014 #7
TwilightGardener Mar 2014 #2
navarth Mar 2014 #3
brooklynite Mar 2014 #4
warrior1 Mar 2014 #6
itsrobert Mar 2014 #8
Ahpook Mar 2014 #9
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2014 #10
Lasher Mar 2014 #11

Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:34 PM

1. Astronaut Talks About His Encounter With UFO (Video)

http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/astronaut-talks-about-his-encounter-with-ufo-video/

Astronaut Talks About His Encounter With UFO (Video)
Added by Jerry Nelson on March 2, 2014.

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.

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Response to bananas (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:12 PM

5. Very interesting

We're fortunate to have some people who will speak the truth about what they have seen despite the whining of armchair critics

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:30 PM

7. Why?

 

He experienced something he couldn't explain. What human hasn't? Is there some deep, dark "truth" that needs to be spoken, despite the conspiracy by all of the "armchair critics" to cover it up?

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:34 PM

2. Cool.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:35 PM

3. How totally fucking cool

thanks for the heads up

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:45 PM

4. He's absolutely right...it was unidentified.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:28 PM

6. nailed it

unidentified doesn't mean aliens

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:31 PM

8. If it is not immediately expained, humans will make it up

Aliens
Gods
Monsters
Ghost
etc.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:35 PM

9. Orson Welles broadcast:)

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 08:39 PM

10. Ahem. It starts on Mach 2nd.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:12 PM

11. Locking, we don't think this is suitable for the LBN forum.

It might be well received somewhere else at this website.

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