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Mysterious UFO Appears on NASA ISS Live Feed



UFO Appears on NASA ISS Live Feed

An investigative journalist tweeted two days ago to NASA in an attempt to identify an unidentified flying object (UFO) that appeared on a live stream from the International Space Station.

The tweet, which was sent two days ago by Ross Coulthart, asked NASA to identify the object that allegedly is captured during their ISS live stream.

Coulthart, an award-winning investigative journalist and writer, asked NASA if they knew what the UFO was on Twitter. The agency did not respond to his tweet but this didn’t stay unnoticed among the highly driven Twitter users such as Phillip Jeffrey, Yeshua, Area503, and among others.

“Clearly this wasn’t a seagull or a weather balloon, or a satellite. It changed course. What was this on your live feed? @SenBillNelson @NASA ? #UAP NASA Forgets To Cut Live Feed,”says Ross Coulthart.

“Nope, this never happened. It’s a hoax by ZEN and debunked by Lions Ground, my former name,” says Astral Citizens, formerly known as Lions Ground.

The video shows an unidentified object that looks like entering Earth’s atmosphere, but this turns out to be an old hoax that we debunked six years ago.

The video of a UFO appearing on the ISS live feed is a hoax.


Watch: UFO appearing on the ISS live feed

The fake video was uploaded by a user named ZEN, who has been identified as the sole source of the hoax. The video is real, but the UFO is fake—this has been confirmed in writing.

Afterward, ZEN contacted us and admitted that they made the video and uploaded it to YouTube. The hoaxer said they did so because of educational purposes but they never made that clear.

Many old debunks have been lost due to the rebranding of Lions Ground to Astral Citizens, but in the email of May 2, 2016, ZEN confirmed to be responsible for adding the UFO with Adobe’s video editing software After Effects.

ZEN explains that they recorded the ISS live stream and added the UFO with Adobe’s video editing software After Effects.

“NASA and all the other space agencies are lying to us about aliens,”says ZEN, the hoaxer.

“I screen-captured the ISS live-stream and brushed the UFO in After Effects, I deleted the video,”ZEN continued in the email

The email below is from 2016 and show a rude, short interaction between the founder of ZEN and Lions Ground, who explains that he made this fake UFO video and how he made it.


Besides the fact that the hoaxer confessed this, you can see from the video below that one thing is missing, which is the UFO.

NASA Cuts ISS Live Stream After Strange UFO Appearance

It looks like ZEN hasn’t unlearned their tricks the same type of video that Ross Coulthart tweeted appeared on ZEN’s channel. At the timestamp of 1m06s in the video, you see the same kind of dot again.

‘NASA Cuts ISS Live Stream After Strange UFO Appearance’ is identical to ‘UFO – NASA Forgets To Cut Live Feed’.

ZEN uses exactly the same narrative as the previous video that NASA ends the live stream because of the UFO.

“UFO appears in ISS live stream and NASA interrupted connection immediately after. In this video, you can see NASA’s official live stream aboard the International Space Station. A strange anomaly appeared in the distant background in which it seems that the UFO was observing the atmosphere from close by and then flew away,”says ZEN.

The fake UFO appears 1m06s in the video below.

Near collision with UFO captured on camera

Astral Citizens has once again debunked a hoax. This time ZEN posted a video involving Lufthansa on January 17, 2021. The commercial plane could narrowly avoid a UFO. But here it turned out that he uses material from another to deceive others.


Astral Citizens was able to show that the video was edited by ZEN himself and that at no point did the Lufthansa aircraft fly in such close proximity to a UFO.

Ross Coulthart reaction

Ross Coulthart, also known for 60-Minutes, has responded to this article and shared it on his Twitter account. He writes: “Just learned from Astral Citizens that the supposed @NASA live feed video is a hoax. Lesson learned. Nonsense hoaxing like this gravely undermines efforts to investigate real imagery.”

source: @rosscoulthart /

Coulthart first tried to find out if this was a hoax, but now he’s happy to know that it is. He deleted his previous tweet about the video.

“Hi Heathcliff, Thanks for letting me know about this. How annoying that people hoax these things. I’ve taken the Tweet down immediately. I find the (admitted) hoaxer’s explanation for doing what he did quite extraordinary. How does posting such hoaxes boost the credibility of his belief that there is a coverup going on inside NASA? Before posting the tweet, I had searched extensively on the web to see if the video was debunked but I could not find anything, so I’m very grateful you’ve pointed this out to me and I thank you for doing so,”says Ross Coulthart in an email.


Coulthart is a respected journalist, who has spent years covering high-profile stories. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. In this case, Coulthart was misled by a UFO hoax.

There is so much disinformation and misinformation online that even the most experienced journalists can be fooled into believing something that isn’t true. At least 99% of all UFO material online is explainable, including the UAP reports brought by mainstream media.


Heathcliff Spencer Peters, born and raised in the Netherlands, has worked with Dutch and American artists as creative artist for over 10 years. From 2000 - 2001 he was the main character in a popular Dutch television docu-soap-travel program. He has also worked as a cameraman and video producer for over 11 years. In addition to his work experience, he has been practicing journalism and fact-checking since 2007 for Lions Ground, nowadays known as Astral Citizens.


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