How NASA Exposed Truth Behind ‘Spacecraft From Another World’
Article by Sebastian Kettley June 30, 2020 (www.express.co.uk)
• In 1972, Apollo 16 was NASA’s fifth successful Moon landing. As astronauts John Young, Thomas Mattingly and Charles Duke were leaving the Moon, looking out of the Command Module window they saw a UFO – “saucer-shaped object with a dome top” – passing over the Moon.
• Said NASA: “The object appears momentarily near the Moon. As the camera pans, it moves out of the field of view. It reappears as the camera pans back.” The object was only seen for four seconds, but was recorded on a 16mm video camera, appearing in about 50 frames of the film.
• UFO expert Donald Ryles says, “This footage, if it is authentic, is quite amazing.” And in a 2003 article in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Japanese engineer Hiroshi Nakamura says, “We believe that the object is a large extraterrestrial artefact. This is the only hypothesis that is consistent with the data.”
• But in a 2004 analysis report, using digitized Apollo 16 footage with high-resolution scans for a detailed analysis, NASA’s official explanation was that the object was not an alien UFO, but rather an extravehicular activity floodlight boom sticking out from the Command Module. “[T]he object appeared to move slightly with respect to the Moon, because of parallax brought about by slight camera motions and the nearness of the object to the camera. Said NASA: “All of the evidence in this analysis is consistent with the conclusion that the object in the Apollo 16 film was the EVA (spacewalk) floodlight/boom. There is no evidence in the photographic record to suggest otherwise.”
The unidentified object (UFO) was briefly filmed by the crew of NASA’s Apollo 16 mission in 1972 – the fifth successful Moon landing. Peering through the window of NASA’s Command Module spacecraft, an alien object appears to pass over the Moon. According to the US space agency, some have described the UFO as a “saucer-shaped object with a dome top”.
NASA said: “Beginning their return from the Moon to an April 27, 1972, splashdown, astronauts John Young, Thomas Mattingly and Charles Duke captured about four seconds of video footage of an object that seemed to look a lot like Hollywood’s version of a spacecraft from another world.”
The UFO was recorded on a 16mm video camera, appearing in about 50 frames of the film.
NASA said: “The object appears momentarily near the Moon.
“As the camera pans, it moves out of the field of view. It reappears as the camera pans back.”
In total, the object was only seen for four seconds through the Command Module’s window.
But the brief appearance was enough for alien enthusiasts to get excited.
UFO expert Donald Ryles said: “This footage, if it is authentic, is quite amazing.”
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