The following picture was captured by NASA. It shows asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed Earth earlier this week. Sky-watchers worldwide are saying that it shows a UFO object.
Does this intriguing image show a UFO orbiting an asteroid as it passes Earth?
Sky-watchers are in no doubt that it does, saying the picture of asteroid 2004 BL86 taken by NASA’s Deep Space Network clearly shows a diamond-shaped craft.
However, the space agency has offered a more rational explanation, revealing that the asteroid had its own moon – something they say is extremely common.
A NASA spokesman said: “In the near-Earth population, about 16% of asteroids that are about 655 feet or larger are a binary (the primary asteroid with a smaller asteroid moon orbiting it) or even triple systems (two moons).”
Their explanation doesn’t wash with conspiracy theorists, though.
Website UFO Sightings Daily wrote: “This asteroid has a UFO flying in orbit around it. We can see from the detailed photo that the craft is diamond shaped and flat.
“NASA of course goes on to say that this flat object which does not flip over end is a moon. Wrong!
“Any moon this thin would be tumbling end over end. This object is keeping itself steady, flying like a ship would in space”.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, told Yahoo News it was merely further proof that NASA is in contact with alien spacecrafts.
He said: “Diamond shaped UFOs like the one orbiting the asteroid are not uncommon on YouTube.
“They are all sightings of scouting spacecraft that are coming here in vast mother ships disguised as comets and asteroids, and are preparing for our downfall and enslavement.”