- An Exclusive Report From The
- In light of recent new interest in and
coverage of the incredible yet controversial UFO video footage from the
space shuttle STS-48 and STS-80 missions, I have decided to re-release
some related information on footage from another misson, STS-61, the famous
Hubble Telescope Repair Mission in December, 1993. TMP is in possession
of footage from this mission, all recorded from the live NASA feed, which
is similar in many aspects to the footage from the two previously mentioned
- Please note that this case was made public
and available to anyone who was interested at the time, although we didn't
have the internet and web accessibility that we do now. As mentioned below,
we received little or no response at the time. A few days ago I read the
recent news posting by Bill Hamilton of Skywatch International regarding
similar lack of response to their initial discovery of the STS-80 footage
back in 1996, portions of which were just aired on NBC's Confirmation special
on February 17, 1999. After viewing the tape again, I decided that perhaps
it was time to "re-open" the case as it were, given the similarities
between what was videotaped in all three missons, in order to increase
public exposure and perhaps finally get proper analysis done. As with STS-80
and STS-48, this footage is compelling, even if not "conclusive".
It will be praised by some and slammed by others, I am sure.
- A brief summary:
- I was formerly the Vancouver director
for MUFON / UFO*BC at the time, 1993 (I have since become an independent
researcher, founder of The Millennium Project, although I am still also
the Canadian director for Circles Phenomenon Research Canada), when an
associate of mine who was a programming manager at one of our local cable
TV stations, and also a (former) MUFON investigator, alerted me to some
footage he had downloaded from the Hubble Telescope Repair Mission. The
entire live NASA feed was recorded, and virtually every second of the footage
was scanned, looking for anything unusual.
- There are at least 13 "events"
showing possible unusual activity. All of these I still have on an original
station-produced dupe of the special broadcast he set up for one of our
local cable programs. One sequence shows a "disc" with dark centre
(similar to STS-80). Other sequences show variations of "strobing"
or "pulsating" lights. They appear to "flash" on and
off in a more or less regular pattern, unlike (?) tumbling space junk and
often appear to maintain position relative to the shuttle / telescope.
Verification of this would require detailed analysis. If you watch carefully
the footage from STS-80 of the three objects close together in space near
the earth's limb you'll notice that one of the object which is moving appears
to "pulsate". This is similar to some of the footage from STS-61.
Other sequences show fast or very slow moving objects moving across the
picture, in one instance resembling "projectiles".
- Event #1: Bright, fast moving object
crossing view of Earth in nightime shot over Gulf of Mexico
- Event #2: Bright "flashes"
below shuttle, over Houston area. (Probably lightning?).
- Event #3: Two fast moving "projectiles"
move diagonally across screen, one following the other, in similar trajectory
and direction and at (apparently) similar speed.
- Event #4: One bright object moving horizontally
across screen, another light "flashing" in distance, out beyond
(?) the telescope itself (view of telescope in distance after it was released
- Event #5: Slow moving light "flashing"
out past shuttle (view of open cargo bay). Second object "flashing"
brightly. Third (non flashing) object slowly approaches the second flashing
object. Limb of earth now in clear view; no stars are visible in background.
- Event #6: Bright, slow moving object
approaches limb of earth. Night time shot (low light camera). Background
stars appear to move "away" from limb of earth; object moves
in opposite direction.
- Event #7: Dim "flashing" light
in space behind astronauts working on telescope.
- Event #8: Three or four "strobing"
lights out beyond telescope. Another bright object on other side of screen.
- Event #9: (when camera cuts away from
event #8) Couple of objects moving behind astronauts as they work on telescope.
- Event #10: (when camera cuts back again
to view in event #8) Two objects "strobing", in an alternating
manner and maintaining position; third dimmer object moving away from them.
Telescope in full view.
- Event #11: Bright object moving slowly
behind astronauts working on telescope.
- Event #12: Bright object near limb of
earth, slowly moving downward.
- Event #13: "Disk" with dark
centre seen as camera zooms in on region of space near earth. Camera artifact?
Similar to footage from STS-80.
- These events were sometimes filmed during
periods of little or no shuttle activity and often the camera will pan
off when events are occurring.
- I don't know if anyone else has documented
the same footage we did or not. I have heard of very little coverage by
anybody of any of this except for an occassional passing reference to possibly
some odd footage from this mission, but no detailed reports, etc. In any
case, as with Bill Hamilton, we also "put out the word" on this,
and sent out a few VHS copies to select researchers, and received little
if any response other than mostly local interest. We subsequently moved
on to other things, and the matter was relegated to the sidelines and then
eventually forgotten. We considered the footage to probably not be as possibly
significant as first thought, given the lack of feedback.
- After subsequent viewing, I don't necessarily
agree with all assessments made in the taped program (as presented by my
associate); I do feel though that a number of these "events"
are unusual enough to warrant further investigation, in particular the
"strobing" effects and "projectiles". Also, my former
associate is no longer involved in this research and dropped out of the
whole "UFO scene" some time ago.
- At this time, I do not have the software
to put still frames or clips from the video on the web site. However,viewing
this footage, a copy can be made available or a viewing session may be
arranged. TMP is seeking qualified video analysis experts to examine this
footage; preliminary arrangements for this on one front are being made
via researchers Bill Hamilton and Tom King; anyone else interested in doing
analysis or know of someone who can, please contact me.
- Paul Anderson
Director The Millennium Project