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London: A conversation about God between a “nervous” astronaut on the International Space Station and NASA Ground Control is causing a stir among UFO fans and conspiracy theorists.
The outer-space experts claimed that during a live feed from the ISS, the astronaut mentioned the word “gospel” when a strange red-coloured UFO appeared on the screen, the Mirror reported.
The un-named astronaut was heard saying: “On a personal level I look forward to this partnership with the gospel,” to which ISS staff replied: “We will pray for you up there. You have our prayers.”
The alleged excerpt from the live stream was uploaded to YouTube by UFO blogger Scott C Waring.
According to Waring, the appearance of the UFO as the astronaut mentioned the “gospel” was significant and could not be a “coincidence.”
However, a forensic UFO investigator, Scott Brando, who runs hoax buster website ufoofinterest.org, seems to have stopped the conspiracy in its tracks by proving that it was no UFO, but a lens flare or light reflection. (ANI)