A screenshot of the video showing the alleged UFOs spotted by Russian Cosmonaut Ivan Vagner aboard the ISS. Image Credit: Ivan Vagner / ISS.

Did A Cosmonaut Aboard the ISS Film 5 UFOs Flying in Formation?

The Cosmonaut wrote: "At 9-12 seconds, 5 objects appear flying alongside with the same distance. What do you think those are? Meteors, satellites or…?"


A Russian cosmonaut aboard the InternationalSapce Station filmed a stunning Aurora Australis while orbiting our planet. To his surprise, in the video, he snapped from orbit five curious objects are seen just above Earth’s horizon.

“Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse. The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them. However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora,” wrote Ivan Vagner on his twitter account.


The Cosmonaut filmed the Aurora Australis as the International Space Station made its way around our planet. But just above the South Pole, the Cosmonaut observed five curious objects that shouldn’t be there.

In the tweet, the Cosmonaut continued; “At 9-12 seconds, five objects appear flying alongside the same distance. What do you think those are? Meteors, satellites, or…? P.S. The frames were captured 1 per sec and later assembled in a video with 25 frames per sec rate. Meaning, the real observation time is 52 sec.”

This isn’t the first time an astronaut has captured a strange phenomenon from space.

According to Vagner, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is aware of the footage, which has been sent to the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for analysis.

“The information was brought to the notice of Roscosmos management, the materials were sent to TsNIIMash and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for further analysis,” Vagner wrote in a Tweet.

The footage captured by the Cosmonaut comes during a time when the world has acknowledged the possibility of alien life visiting Earth as never before.

Pilot Jim McDivitt who was flying the Gemini 4 mission, spotted a strange object in space that he described as a “white cylindrical shape with a white pole sticking out of one corner of it.” Although it is unsure what the object may have been, one theory suggests it was the Titan II second stage of the craft.

If we look back in history, we find that during the Gemini 7 mission, astronauts mention seeing a bogey while flying around the Earth. However, the bogey mentioned by the Gemini 7 astronauts may have been no more than booster-associated debris, and not actual UFOs.


Curiously, during a 2005 spacewalk outside of the InternationalSapce Station, astronaut Leroy Chiao reported observing a formation of UFO’s that were “in a line” and “almost like an upside-down checkmark.”

However, Chiao later said that the lights he saw were actually fishing boats hundreds of miles beneath the international space station, not UFOs.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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