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Was a cloaked UFO mothership just revealed near Mercury?

December 8, 2011. Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

Screenshot of Youtube video of object revealed by a CME photographed near Mercury by NASA STEREO A satellite.

One of NASA's two Stereo satellites monitoring solar activity captured film footage of what appears to be a huge cylindrical spaceship or UFO mothership, near Mercury on December 1. The spaceship briefly appears after being hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun. Images of the object reveal it to be cylindrical in shape. Comparison to nearby Mercury suggests it is very large, hundreds of miles long and probably a UFO mothership of some kind. If genuine, and not a photographic artifact as claimed by some scientists, this would not be the first time that a solar CME has revealed cloaked spaceships. Back in August 19, 2011, a CME revealed what appeared to be a tetrahedral energy shield around comet Elenin. For science writer, Richard Hoagland, this was evidence that Elenin was an artificially created object - a spaceship - whose orbit took it near Earth for a specific mission. Now a CME appears to have revealed the energy shield around another spaceship which is gigantic in size and cylindrical in shape. Is NASA's STEREO satellite film footage evidence of a CME revealing a giant cloaked spacecraft, or is it all just a photographic artifact?

Below is the Youtube video of the incident captured by NASA's STEREO satellite which to date has over one million viewers, and generated several major media stories.

According to the commentary by the Youtube user that uploaded the incident: "It's cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship to me, and very obviously, it's cloaked…What object in space cloaks itself and doesn't appear until it gets hit by energy from the sun?"

Not so according to two scientists from the Navy Research Laboratory's solar physics branch who were interviewed by Natalie Wolchover from Life's Little Mysteries.

According to Russ Howard, head scientist of the NRL group, and Nathan Rich, lead ground systems engineer, it is simply an artifact left over from the way raw HI-1 telescope data gets processed. Rather than a UFO mothership parked near Mercury, the bright spot is "where the planet was on the previous day,


Raw image data of Mercury from Nov. 30 with background light removed reveals two streaks, rather than a sphere. Credit: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Nathan Rich

When it was pointed out the UFO appeared to be cylindrical in shape and not spherical like Mercury, Rich provided a photo of Mercury from a day earlier where it appears in raw image data as two lines, that could be easily interpreted as a cylindrical object.

Could the two Navy Research astronomers be wrong in their analysis? It would not be the first time that UFOs have been dismissed by scientists whose explanations of raw data are based on an a priori dismissal of UFOs. Professor J Allen Hynek is one famous example of an astronomer whose analyses of raw scientific data were based on an outright dismissal of any UFO explanation. Hynek eventually recanted many of his earlier views and became a leading proponent of the reality of UFOs. Is it possible that the object captured in the NASA Stereo images is not a photographic light artifact after all? If not an artifact, and instead a giant cylindrical UFO of some kind, what is it, and what is its mission?

Photo of Cylindrical Mothership taken by George Adamski on May 29, 1950

The first cylindrical UFOs were captured on film by George Adamski back in 1950. Adamki's photos showed a cylindrical UFO surrounded by up to five smaller glowing UFOs or what Adamski claimed were scoutcraft. The photos clearly showed the smaller glowing scoutcraft leaving the giant cyclindrical UFO which indicated it was a mothership. Adamski would later claim that he was picked up by one of the scoutcraft and taken on board one of the motherships where he met extraterrestrials from different planetary bases in our solar system. Adamski became world famous though his photos and claims became mired in controversy. There has been growing evidence that some or most of the controversy appeared to be part of a secret campaign to discredit Adamski - what has been termed "Galactic COINTELPRO".

What appears from a cursory visual inspection to be a giant UFO mothership recorded by a NASA STEREO satellite may be nothing more than an artifact as claimed by two Navy Research Laboratory scientists. On the other hand, if the scientists are wrong and it is a giant cylindrical spacecraft, then its size would suggest that it is a mothership containing many thousands of extraterrestrial residents and their spacecraft. What is their mission? Given that they are cloaked most of the time, and have been observing us for a long time, according to Adamski's photos, then it can be concluded that their mission is primarily peaceful reconnaissance.