Science Channel’s month long alien/UFO theme continues with a new show about NASA and some of the unexplained and controversial cases. Stories cover the infamous tether incident (and subsequent “debunking”) and NASA command pilot Jim McDivitt’s UFO photos that disappeared.
“At the time that I saw it, I said there was something out in front of me or outside the spacecraft that I couldn’t identify, and I never have been able to identify it, and I don’t think anybody ever will,” McDivitt said back in 1975.
“We were in drifting flight and my partner, Ed White, was asleep. I couldn’t see anything out in front of me except just the black sky. And as it was rotating around, I noticed something out in front that was a white cylindrical shape with a white pole sticking out of one corner of it — it [looked like] a beer can with a smooth pencil sticking out.”
“I grabbed two cameras and took pictures of it,” McDivitt continued. “As the sun shone on the window, I could no longer see out and the thing just disappeared. They checked NORAD records to see what they had up on radar and there wasn’t anything within very close range of us.”
“I’ve seen the photos that were released. I went back and went through each frame of all of the pictures that we took…and there wasn’t anything in there like what I had seen.”