Wild suggestions of UFOs been captured near the ISS have circulated for years, with various videos of “anomalies” being used as evidence.
They are more often than not simply explained as lens flares or ice crystals but one conspiracist is convinced an alien spacecraft has now been spotted.
At first, the video shows nothing but a faint white speck in the distance of the black nothingness of space.
But then, he claims, the ISS cameras try to “focus” on the glowing object.
After several minutes, the camera seems to zoom in on the object. When it does, the shape appears to be that of a doughnut.
“It’s almost in the middle of the screen and now he’s zooming in on it,” Scott says.
“What the heck are we looking at? It’s like a disc from the side. To me, it looks like we’re looking at a dome that is looking back at the space station.”
He goes on to reference an infamous UFO “sighting”, the Tether incident, where dozens of circular shapes were seen from Space Shuttle Columbia in 1996. Experts have long-since dismissed the objects as nothing more than ice crystals.
Scott’s video has been seen more than 1,000 times in a matter of hours but, unsurprisingly, his claims split viewers.
“Amazing catch,” one viewer wrote. “They keep slipping up, things can’t stay hidden or lied about for much longer.”
Another bizarrely suggested: “It’s a planet! You can see the craters.
“That black thing in the middle is probably it’s Arctic North Pole, or a Hurricane…. Something like that.”
A third refused to get drawn on speculation, saying: “I think confirmation bias plays a part here. It could be anything so I’d say it is inconclusive.”