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Alien activity onboard the ISS?

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:33 PM
It's the cosmonauts' own manifestation. Welcome to the 9th cycle, everyone.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:35 PM
On a more serious note, I watched the video during my lunch break today at work and the lighting in my office was a little too bright to view it properly and I haven't had the chance to rewatch here tonight. Is it possible that the view of the "astronaut/cosmonaut/predator?" is reflected in the solar panels and that is why it looks strange? Or the camera is focused on the panels and the person/predator in the background is blurred and out of focus?

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:36 PM

Originally posted by ETeeTime
reply to post by zorgon

Oh come on Zorgon, can't you see that it is a flexible washer like the ones you use in faucets?

This object is identical to the ones in the tether video - there must be an orbiting hardware store and someone just knocked over the nuts, bolts, and washers bins. Simple explanation.

ETeeTime, I wonder have you watched the whole video, Particulary when it shows the slow motion, then you can clearly see its NOT a washer, it does NOT spin around, it pulsates, the hole remains in the same place. Goto 6:16 & watch from there
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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:37 PM
Pretty sure I see a bad focus on a spaceman. Nothing more.
Its too zoomed in to make anything out for sure.
Sorry, even if we;re %90 sure we see something, it won't hold up.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:39 PM
This reminds me of a previous thread here on ATS

funny when I went to grab the link of the video from youtube it was now private ?

from what I remember the cloaking looks the same... Camo space suit anyone??

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:40 PM

Originally posted by leaualorin
reply to post by smurfy

man ...
I don't think humans will EVER "get it"...
Not even when it will be obvious...

but hell yea : IT'S A WASHER FLOATING...

Well, that's what washers do in space, just like in water, so it's not a God-like-production

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:41 PM
reply to post by DarthPhobos

I was joking - I agree - that's no washer, and neither are the tether objects. I was backing up Zorgon's post with a bit of sarcasm since he accurately pointed out that the so-called "washer" was changing shape.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by Arken

That's not humanoid, but who knows what it was.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by zorgon

Sorry, z......

The circular object is clearly solid, and rotating in micro-gravity, at a regular it is also moving on a trajectory at a constant rate. Each side "flashes" as it reflects light, but the camera is playing the trick on you, so you don't see its rotation each other words, the frame-capture rate of the camera is not synchronized, slightly out-of-step, with the object's (call it a round washer, because that's what it most resembles) rate of spin.

Combined with a bit of CCD blur and ghosting....not sure what the techies call "flare" ??...."bloom" ?? CCD after-images (similar to what we have happen on our own retinas, when exposed to bright flashes. Video cameras can exhibit similar characteristics, and especially in that low-level lighting condition).

In another sense, you may have seen before when playing with cameras, and trying to film a TV screen or computer monitor....synchronization effects can vary in ways that cause optical illusions.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:43 PM
Are you all freaking high!? Seems like everyone wants to see something so bad that they'll believe anything that comes to the imagination.
I did'nt bother reading through all the rediculous posts but am I the only one here here agrivated by this?

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:49 PM
I definitely saw something.Not sure what though.

There is a lot of things going on in the video.Watch the video again and this time only pay attention to space itself.You see a lot of objects fly past.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:50 PM

Originally posted by SnakeShot
Are you all freaking high!? Seems like everyone wants to see something so bad that they'll believe anything that comes to the imagination.
I did'nt bother reading through all the rediculous posts but am I the only one here here agrivated by this?

Rather than assume the OP has gladly shared their "peace pipe" amongst ATS, why not share what you see or don't and indicate what is causing your aggravation??

The only part I'm not sure of is the "Blob" and why the "ring" was more the center of attention than it whilst the filming was taking place.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by CastleMadeOfSand

Hello. Sorry but I just wanted to post a reply to this thread to someone who is still online. It's not directed at you personally.
Anyway, I just wanted to ask, isn't the ISS moving at a certain speed? And if so, and if that IS a washer, wouldn't it slice through whatever is in it's path due to the velocity it's travelling at?

I'm a CNC machinist with fabricating experience and even plastic and nylon washers wouldn't move that way and puslate like that even if in a vacuum and reflecting light of any kind.

Just postulating but I would be interested in any opinions to the contrary. Thanks

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:02 PM
reply to post by 1mabeliever

You have to consider that the loose washer was already traveling along with the just departed on that new (loose) trajectory, after a wee push, for any number of reasons. Welcome to the Weird World of Micro-Gravity! And orbital mechanics.

If it helps, think of a person on a train, bouncing a ball up and down. From his perspective, he sees the ball bouncing straight up, and straight down. BUT, to a person outside the train, watching as the pass....he sees a different relative motion.


One way to re-create "Zero-G" here on Earth:

Watch his water bottle....think of that loose washer. Difference is, once that washer was set on its path, its trajectory, then it will continue onward (absent friction, in a vacuum) until acted upon by some other outside force...(one of Newton's Laws, remember...) ...the water bottle doesn't go far, because he catches it....

Here, watch the socks!!


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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:03 PM
Officially there were two cosmonauts on the spacewalk. So if there can be more than two moving physical bodies determined from the video, then you have an anomaly. The "washer" seems to me something,(looks like) like a washer that is fluttering, (remember the American flag on the Moon) but it's still keeping the same face to the camera. It's all open to interpretation. I would actually be more interested in all the static, streaking and flashing going on. Just to add, now I see it, Weed's explanation is as good as any, so far.
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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:04 PM
Until a representative or one of the cosmonauts say something official, there is no reason to believe this isn't or is real. Even if this was real, it's so minuscule and unimportant. Make your own choice and move on using whatever you feel you can gain from experiencing this video.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by Arken

Unusual. At first it reminded me of a gremlin ripping things out reminiscent of the twilight zone.
After watching it again it seems to be a cosmonaut in the shadows working away. Could be they are replacing
parts and allowing the old ones to drift off,,, or a major screw up and parts are flying away like the $100,000
tool kit in a past screw up. If that is the case, I guess they successfully smuggled that half gallon of Stoli's
on board after all. Some parts moving toward the hull could be due to static electricity btw.

Careful!!! Watch out for the antennae! I can smell it on their breath from here.....

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:12 PM
reply to post by Arken

Arken, Thanks for the post!!

That is pretty amazing.

Never seen anything quite like this...
I'm very intrigued...
Thanks a lot mate!

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:18 PM
Quite obviously, what we have here is an alien lifeform in a sort of predator cloaking suit, and the small 'washer' is actually part of an evasion mechanism, which is let off when the lifeform feels it has been detected, as to distract the prying eyes while it makes its escape.

In all honesty though, upon closer inspection, the cloaking effect actually looks more like some sort of 'tarp' or protective fabric that is slowly undulating, similarly to the way a tarp covering some firewood, for example, would look if it wasn't tied down properly on a windy day, except in slow motion.

Why a protective fabric would be slowly undulating in the vaccum of space, I can't say.

Also, in most parts of the video the washer appears to be just that, rotating or wobbling through space as the sun reflects on it. On, the other hand, during some parts, such as the beginning of the video it seems irregular and at times almost transparent, however, with this could very easily be a visual effect of an optical illusion and the video quality.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:23 PM
This is actually one of the coolest videos I've seen in a while, even if it turns out to have the most incredibly mundane explanation. It literally looks like a scene out of a sci-fi horror flick (Event Horizon anyone?) and I dig it.

I'm torn on the fluttering circle. It does resemble a washer, although you never see it tumble in the video, making the pulsating reflections very peculiar. However, the explanation with the camera posted a few back makes perfect sense and unfortunately seems quite likely.

The amorphous blob of doom in the middle of the craft is so haunting and intriguing upon first glance, but because it doesn't appear to have original textures and definition against the colors and background of the footage (it looks like an area of the picture constantly distorting, rather than something in the image constantly distorting), I'm inclined to believe it's nothing more than some kind of distortion/ weird reflection.

I wish it weren't the case, because like I said this footage is just downright cool.

S&F for something other than "ZOMG LOOK AT DIS LITE IN DA SKY!" footage.

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