Published: 3:34 PM 10/7/2014
... it could be an optical illusion or the remains of a road
By Afza Fathima
A website that discusses various UFO sightings around the world has claimed it noticed a UFO at the bottom of a crater on the moon. This was apparently observed in an old Lunar Orbiter photo.
The photo photographed by Lunar Orbiter III was of a spacecraft about 16 kilometres in length inside the Crater Manilius. Lunar Orbiter III was sent to map the moon in 1967 for the purpose of mapping the moon for Apollo missions planned for the future.
A YouTube video released on October 4 explores the picture and a post by the website, UFO Sightings Daily, claimed that an object that was seen in the picture was a UFO. The video has garnered over 16,000 as of October 6.
There have been other suggestions on the comments of the video that it could be an optical illusion or the remains of a road. A YouTube user with the username "Mandrak 789" commented that the object did not appear on any other picture of the crater that was captured by NASA, the Russians or China but was just an optical illusion.
Another user named "enterprise59" suggested that it could be a result of the crater being hit by an asteroid. He wrote that he believed the asteroid had created a depression that looked similar to that of a ship and the only way to check is to go to the moon and take a look.
The website said that a UFO was explored in the Deporte crater during Apollo 20 was similar to the UFO that was 'discovered' recently. The UFO is said to be located in a similar crater as of the UFO in the Deporte crater.
The website has said that the UFO was massive with a width of about 10 to 15 kilometres. The website questioned why there had been over eighty mission and it claimed that many missions were organised because they were in search for aliens and it was being secretly studied by NASA.
In 2007, a similar discussion on the same photo took place on an online forum. This current report by UFO Sightings Daily seems to be a "rediscovery" of the UFO.