Published: 2:59 PM 4/16/2015
the object would appear to be massive to show up as prominently as it does...
A giant UFO was sighted hovering high above Earth — but within the planet’s atmosphere — by a NASA camera positioned on the International Space Station, according to a prominent online UFO researcher, who revealed his latest purported discovery in a new video posted Tuesday.
The UFO — if indeed it is an unidentified object and not simply a mistakenly identified object — is seen in the video apparently floating above a thick layer of cloud cover, but separated from any nearby clouds.
In the video, Scott C. Waring of the popular UFO blog UFO Sightings Daily, says that the separation is what leads him to believe that the object is large “cigar shaped” craft of some kind.
“Of all the clouds, this object is floating above the clouds,” Waring says in his narration to the new video, which can be viewed on this page, above. “It’s even higher than the clouds, and it’s huge. Look at the size of that!”
Indeed, the object would appear to be massive to show up as prominently as it does in a photo taken from the Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles above the planet’s surface.
Clouds typically float at a maximum altitude of around 20,000 feet, or a little less than four miles above sea level. The object in the NASA feed image appears to have some degree of distance between the top cloud layer and its own position.
But even a mile or two of distance would place it in the lower section of the Earth’s atmosphere, given that the thickest section of the atmosphere, where about 80 percent of the atmosphere’s density is concentrated, extends about 10 miles up.
The atmosphere itself continues to thin out rapidly as it reaches upward by some estimates as much as 300 miles. But the alleged UFO in Waring’s video, given its massive size, would have been clearly visible from Earth, the same way that a commercial airliner flying between six and seven miles high can be easily seen with the naked eye.
Whether Waring’s sighting on the NASA space station feed coincided with any reports of a UFO sighting from points around the world, he does not say.
The live NASA Earth feed from the space station camera can be viewed at this link, for those who wish to hunt for UFOs on their own. Numerous UFO sightings have resulted from scrutiny of the space station online video feeds, though NASA has not commented on any of them.