NASA's Dirty Little Secret:
Remarkable UFOs Captured On
NASA Open Broadcasts
Video Submitted by Oren Swearingen

The following video footage submitted by Oren Swearingen comes from NASA's public satellite broadcasts. NASA cannot possibly black out everything, and Oren has certainly found this to be true. In fact, it appears that during some very routine maneuvers, UFOs are distinctly visible, and in some cases edited out of the "replays" of the day's events once the live feed has taken place.

Oren captured two such attempts at censorship. One successful, and one a bumbling failure.

Unfortunately, the failure footage cannot be translated to video for the web as the object in question is simply too dim to register under normal video compression methods, which is disappointing. Every attempt was made to render a part of the sequence, but the file size for the video would exceed 50 megs and even then comes nowhere near the clarity of the actual video.

The item in question was footage of the Hubble space telescope being released from repairs during STS-109 of March 2, 2002. As the massive telescope separates from the robot arm holding it in bay, a glimmering, flashing UFO enters the picture from the lower left, apparently some distance beyond the floating telescope. The camera operator clearly spots the twinkling UFO and adjusts the camera upward to remove it from the scene. The UFO then moves across the field of view, re-entering the frame! Again, the camera operator attempts to hide the UFO even shifting the framing of the Hubble completely to one side, but to no avail.... the UFO continues to make a mockery of his obfuscation and passes on the opposite side of the Hubble where it cannot be avoided. Suddenly, the transmission goes completely static and the next scene is a silent Houston control center. No comments, of course.

The rest of the footage submitted fared better in compression. And one in particular will absolutely astound you.

We want to thank Oren for taking the time to not only monitor the NASA transmissions, but to analyze endless hours of footage and commit it to videotape.


NOTE: The following video sequences are saved as "cross platform" movie files and
should play on almost any movie-player. Though a ".qt" (Quicktime) extention has been
applied for those with QT plug-ins for their browsers, removal of this extension might
help those without the plug-in, after downloading.
The plug-in can be downloaded here

 Clip 1
STS-109 Baydoor Sequence

Filename: baydoorfastwalker.qt
Approx size: 1.6 Megs

After the shuttle opens its left baydoor, a throbbing 'fastwalker' zips
across the blackness of space at incredible speed


 Clip 2
STS-109 Baydoor Sequence

Filename: bayslowalk1.qt
Approx size: 5.1 Megs

Shortly after the fastwalker appears, another flashing UFO moves across
the void, only this time at a very leisurely pace.

 Clip 3
STS-109 Baydoor Sequence

Filename: bayzipper.qt
Approx size: 1.2 Megs

An extremely bright UFO, non-blinking, enters the frame and
moves quickly toward Earth

It should be noted that in the complete video sequence, 12 UFOs appear
moving or darting across space, but only these three were bright enough
to transfer clearly for web-level video compression.



 Clip 4
STS-109 Baydoor Sequence

Filename: blinker.qt
Approx size: 5.1 Megs

The Raphaelo Supply Module is being released from the ISS
to be returned to the Shuttle Bay. Suddenly a UFO just appears
to the left of the module, apparently at some distance. At first
it simply glows very brightly and dims, then begins to blink
and even change shape (or an unseen part of the UFO lights up
to the right) in an almost Morse code fashion.

COVER UP: On NASA's "Highlights" replay of this same footage,
the UFO has been edited out entirely, while the same sound
track remains intact! Oren provided both the live footage as well
as the edited Highlights re-broadcast with the missing UFO.

 VIDEO CLIP 5 - STS-109 - SUNSET SHOT - 11:10 AM CST - MARCH 9. 2002

 Clip 5
STS-109 Baydoor Sequence

Filename: warpspeed.qt
Approx size: 7.2 Megs

We've saved the best for last! This astounding footage is undeniable
proof that craft with capabilities far beyond our present, revealed technology
are in fact visiting Earth. In this clip, as the camera operator aboard the
Shuttle sends Houston a magnificent sunset shot of Earth, and the last
vestiges of sunlight halo the planet, an extremely bright (and likely very large)
UFO zips into the picture frame and comes to a sudden and complete halt.
It lingers for a moment, motionless, then traverses space for what must be thousands
of miles in an instant and stops again. It appears then to move either closer
toward the shuttle, or intensifies in brilliance and rises away from the Earth,
then clearly departs away from the Shuttle and disappears over the curvature
of the Earth as the sun sets completely. Well worth the download!
From Jack Jones
The new shuttle video clips are great. I love seeing proof of UFO's and find all but the last clip to be very compelling. However, the last clip doesn't live up to it's hype of undeniable proof.
If you watch the clip frame by frame you can see some very interesting features. Watch the video again and see if this interpretation makes any sense:
The clip begins with the camera zoomed into the sunset. You can tell the camera is zoomed by the height of the sunset. Throughout the clip the height of the sunset get's smaller then larger, etc. depending on the camera's zoom. Soon after the clip starts the camera changes it's zoom, it "zooms out", you can tell by the shorter height of the sunset. Another consequence of "zooming out" is that the camera sees a bigger field of view, i.e. more stuff will be visible in the camera. As the camera zooms out Venus, or the Moon, or Sirius, or a bright artificial satellite, or an alien ship, I don't just some bright object comes into the field of view. When the camera finishes zooming out the UFO comes to a stop.
Next the UFO moves very nicely to the middle of the frame for us. I submit that the camera operator is simply panning the camera to the left to center the object in the camera's view. It's much easier to tell that the camera is panning when we have a point of reference like the shuttle bay. However in the clip we really don't have a good point of reference due to the darkness and lack of an object like the shuttle bay.
The next event is that the camera zooms in on the object and the sunset. Once again you can see this by watching the sunset's height grow as the camera zooms in. Then we watch as, due to the motion of the shuttle orbiting the earth, the object disappears behind the earth. One interesting note here, you should be able to see that we are seeing the object through the earth's atmosphere. Such a large amount of atmosphere causes any light to appear to twinkle. Astronomer's know this twinkling very well. They must deal with the atmosphere every night.
Thank you very much for you web site and your radio program. You provide an invaluable service to the world. You have certainly woken me up.
-Jack Jones

Jack -- interesting analysis -- except for one factor. If the camera zoomed out, the further edges of the earth, considerably more curved than we see consistently throughout the clip, would appear on either side and the image of the earth would shrink slightly in the frame. This doesn't happen. Not even slightly. A pan to the right, as you suggest, to cause the object in question to appear to move to the right into the center, would likewise give us a strong shot of the increasing curve of the earth, especially for the amount of movement we see in the object. That doesn't happen either. When the object first appears, it moves into the frame at an angle and stops. At no time does the crest of the sunlight across the earth change to reflect this movement. I believe the increase and decrease of light intensity (which happens a few times) from the setting sun across the earth is an iris change, not a zoom. Also, I wish you could see the full video sequence, but it would be too massive of a file. There are earlier zooms, and the curve of the earth fits the screen image very differently. What we have here is a consistent image of the curve of the earth, with the light diminishing. - Webmaster
(name witheld by request)
I just looked at the videos on your web site about NASA's Dirty little secret, I'm hoping that something got lost in the translation. Because these are very unconvincing.
I used to work at NASA as a computer tech (See enclosed ID Badge) and so I've seen a ton of cool things, but these videos just look like stuff floating around.
Lets start with the "blinker" Clip 4. I would bet every penny I own that the BLINKER is attached to something, there is even some artifacting from the UFO to the cross member above. So this in my opinion is nothing to get excited about.
Clips 1 through 3, Space junk, no changes in speed or angle or direction. JUNK floating through space.
Clip 5 - This IS an interesting clip, my first instinct when saw it was the camera man sees something in space and centers it and then the shuttle moves away. The cool thing about compression and QuickTime is, that you can get some really cool artifacts from it, if you look dead center of the screen and about 1/3 of the way down, you see this handy little tear, which doesn't move. Now this could be in the Tape, the lens, or just something from the computer. If it's on the tape, which I suspect, then it's nothing. But if it were on the lens or actually out there, then I would like to know more about it, because it can be a point of reference then.
Over all the Clips are cute, but nothing ground shaking, no smoking guns here, I'd almost chalk them up to disinformation to through us off a scent, but I'm sure the person who submitted them was in earnest.
Well, that's just my two cents worth. Please if you use any of this letter, please don't publish my NASA badge. I sent it to you just as proof.
Love the show and the site.
Take Care,
Thanks for your comments. One of the clips which I could not digitize because it would have required a massive file size (and even then the UFO is scarcely visible because of compression) shows the Hubble being released after repairs. A steadily blinking UFO enters the frame and the camera operator shifts the camera to remove it from the background. But the UFO persists and continues to make its appearance in the frame, and the camera operator frantically zooms and pans and bumps the camera around trying to avoid it, even to the point of having an awkwardly off-center shot of the Hubble drifting away. He finally gives up as the UFO passes on the other side of the Hubble where he can't avoid it and after a few seconds of this unavoidable taping, the transmission goes completely static and back to Houston control, with no commentary.
The "space junk" theory has been around for some time. I've seen video footage of what looks like twinkling particulate matter in space. Its very random in size, rate of twinkle, direction of movement, etc. One thing that puzzles me is, why does THIS type of space junk we're seeing again and again fly by so fast, and other times so slow, and yet both kinds blink on and off (not merely twinkle; its a steady pulse); and why is this space junk so bright and wouldn't it be awfully large junk? And why doesn't this "junk" pose the threat to the delicate elements of satellites (like solar panels) or the cargo bay of the shuttle, why isn't it slamming into the shuttle (some at tremendous speed, it seems) and causing problems if there's that much out there?
As regarding Clip 4 -- my question would be, why did NASA edit out this blinker in its replay of highlights that day? Doesn't make sense. I agree, compression leaves behind a lot of artifacts, unfortunately, but having viewed the original videos, there's no apparent attachment to the Raphaelo module or ISS and -- again -- NASA deliberately edited the object out on rebroadcast.
Any panning or zooming in Clip5 would change the shape of the earth rim in the image. It remains consistent, apart from the fading light as the shuttle moves away, throughout. The first part of the video, not in the clip because of file size, is the camera operator taking a lot of time to get the shot set up and centered. Once he does, it's a good 5 minutes of steady shooting, as the shuttle moves and the sun sets... details on the earths surface diminish as the light diminishes. At no time does the shape of the earth crescent change at either side, which would happen if he zoomed in or out, or panned. - webmaster
From Umar
Dr. Swearingen, Thank you very much for the tape... I was surprised to receive it so quickly...
I forwarded it to the most impressive section (the sunset sequence)... And after viewing it a few times, I think I have an explanation of sorts... I believe the zooming in from the bottom left, then standing still was the camera zooming out... the horizontal motion to the right was the camera panning left... the motion downwards was the camera zooming in a little bit... and at all points you can see the object slowly receeding to the horizon.
I base this on the the fact that during the initial zooming up and to the right motion, the point where the horizon meets the edge of my TV screen (36 inches) goes up a few picture elements.
I don't think I looked carefully at the second vertical motion, but it was much smaller than the first, so the horizon track on the edge would be less noticeable.
I still think it's a little strange that the object would receed as quickly as it did, and remain as bright as it did al the way through... It seems as though either it was just still (relative to the earths center), or orbiting in the reverse direction from the shuttle... either of which seems strange.
Anyways... just my thoughts...

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