If you haven’t noticed, there’s a space theme to my posts today, given the interest in (making fun of) Space Force.
Well, here’s a story. Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin fielded a question last week from Scott Waring, founder of the popular blog UFO Sightings Daily. Waring asked Melvin if the retired astronaut had ever witnessed a UFO and
“About the existence of intelligent alien life living in our solar system”
Melvin has logged spent more than 565 hours in space. He said he hasn’t seen a UFO in space or on the ground, but then added,
“I thought I saw something organic/alien like floating out of the payload bay.”
He and NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik called down to the ground to ask what it was. NASA told them it was ice that had broken off a Freon hose. Melvin described it as
“translucent, curved, organic looking”
and then added an alien-head emoji at the end of the tweet.
Waring of course responded back with a “Wow!” and asked if NASA might have lied about what the object really was. Melvin responded with,
“Hmmm. Don’t think so but you never know.”
Melvin’s last mission took place when the shuttle Atlantis visited the International Space Station in 2009. And so far, to my knowledge, Earth hasn’t been invaded by organic/alien-like creatures –yet.