A mysterious angular craft seems to intrude into one of the shots taken by the Hubble Space Telescope - and a reflection of the Hubble’s shape in the surface of the craft proves that the frame is not, as NASA claims, “ice crystals”, according to author James Welsh.
The image was taken in December 1999,, on STS-103, a repair mission on which Space Shuttle Discovery flew to the highest-ever orbit in the Shuttle program’s history - and a painstaking frame-by-frame analysis has uncovered a clear image of a craft in NASA's official images.
Welsh’s investigation of strange phenomena is discussed in his upcoming book Corroborating Evidence: The UFO Investigation of the Millennium, to be published next week.
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His interest in the 1999 Hubble mission was catalysed by his own experiences at the time - when he saw multiple low-flying UFOs over Glasgow. In 2001, Scotland was ranked as the number one country in the world for UFO sightings.
“These encounters changed my life completely,” says Welsh. “I never would have thought i would go on to spend 14 years researching this matter or the lengths my investigation would reach. My investigation has been the most important thing i have done with my life.”
The MOD report of Welsh’s experience at 3.30am on December 15th 1999 says, “Multiple bright lights. Occasionally red and green. Some were moving and flashing. Streaks of light. Erratic, occasionally in formation and then splitting.”
Welsh says his own experience offers clear proof of a cover-up. He carried on seeing strange craft over the city - and says that he also saw military aircraft pursuing them.
“The MoD informed me that there was 'no corroborating evidence to suggest the UKs airspace had been breached',” he says. “But on two mornings these events involved low flying military aircraft over the controlled air space of the city. So i knew that these objects were being detected on radar for the jets to vector in on them. That was my confirmation that these objects were being monitored. The MoDs dismissal to my report was the driving force to my investigation.”
Welsh’s interest in the Hubble mission, which left Earth the same month as his own close encounter, was sparked as he wrote a book documenting his own experiences. .
“In September 2010, while editing my book, (specifically the events of the 19th) I decided to look into this mission. I was then led to an image taken which showed a structured UFO,” he says.
“Once i had confirmed these were on the public NASA server I pieced together a timeline of the redeployment frames and began to examine them in detail,” he says.
“The shadow profile of the Hubble Space Telescope is on the hull of the UFO, which proves its in the frame. Further comparative analysis on these images also validated this.”
Welsh’s frame-by-frame analysis appears to show a complex, structured shape in the frame of the image. First spotted in a YouTube video, Welsh analysed the frame, and found a complex shape next to the Hubble.
“Up until now, NASA has categorized anomalies captured on mission footage as 'ice crystals' or 'space debris' and its safe to say what i've discovered cannot possibly be passed off as either,” he says.
“NASA cannot categorize this discovery as 'ice crystals' or 'space debris' and I’d love to know how they are going to explain this away! UFOs are a reality and my research clearly demonstrates that.”