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Astronaut Leroy Chiao was on his last spacewalk mission after six and a half months as the commander of the International Space Station. He was accompanied by cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov and were on a mission to install a few navigation antennas. As the pair floated 230 miles above the Earth Chiao spotted five bright lights in a check-mark pattern gliding above Earth.

“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.

You can catch Dr. Chiao’s story on the Science Channel’s week-long “Are we alone?” series.

AreWeAloneAliensShow_m_0305Chiao’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.

A down-to-Earth explanation is offered for Chiao’s sighting: the bright lights of a fishing boat hundreds of miles below him. But is that the only possible interpretation of what the astronaut saw?

It’s easy for many to have no doubt that he witnessed an intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft. But Chiao doesn’t believe there’s ever been any tangible evidence that someone else is visiting Earth or has done so in the past.

“I’m skeptical of claims that we’ve been visited by aliens from another planet or other dimension, but I don’t rule it out 100 percent. I have an open mind and I do believe there’s other life in the universe.

“If there is life out there that’s so much more advanced than we are and they know either how to travel great distances in short amounts of time, or they’re able to come from a parallel universe into ours, why don’t they just come and show themselves?”

“NASA’s Unexplained Files” episodes highlight possible out-of-this world UFOs either seen or photographed by astronauts over many years.
–source: HuffingtonPost

  • Ev Ho

    “Why don’t they just come an show themselves?”
    2 words – Manifest Destiny
    We still have racism, sexism, greed, slavery, poverty, starvation, pollution, disease, war, war, and war. Why would any intelligent life want to be apart of that crap?
    Probably wondering why we invest so much time and effort towards technological advances when we are still physically, medically, and spiritually obsolete.

  • OkieTechGuy

    I don’t care if they don’t believe whatever. What I care about is people making a supposition – such as yourself – out of topic they know nothing or little about. You said you thought it was “sad people believed because they were wiling to believe what anyone says…” Simply not true. I believe because of the preponderance of evidence of something not just because somebody said it. What matters is the credibility of the witness, how many people said they witnessed an event, and the conditions surrounding what they saw – among other things. Nope. An interest in such things isn’t all I have in my life. I have kids and a great lady in my life. I have a job I’ve been at for 28 years. Pretty much a normal person actually that has an interest in well…what millions of others have an interest in too. We just grow tired of people scoffing at what we believe or feeling “sad”…for us which insinuates we need pity because we are – as I said in my previous post – somehow incompetent in what we believe. These forums exist so as to express one’s opinion about a topic, You expressed yours? I expressed mine.

  • mustangmorris

    Take your meds.

  • OkieTechGuy

    Right….and who is looking for a fight now rather than a sensible discussion based on that retort? Nuff’ said.

  • Did any of those behaviors prevent the history of colonization of this planet?

    No, it was used as motives for colonization, and later as reason for anthropological study.

  • Wut Defock

    We are the creation of E.T. and we are doing exactly what they (gods of old) created us to do.