Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Photo Of 'Glowing Metallic Cigar-Shaped' UFO From Space, UFO Bloggers Say [Video]

The online UFO community is abuzz with speculative chatter following the claim by some UFO bloggers that on the night of November 16, 2015, Scott Kelly, a U.S. astronaut aboard the International Space Station, tweeted a photo showing a "glowing, metallic, cigar-shaped UFO" hovering near the space satellite.

According to reports in the alien and UFO blogosphere, Kelly snapped a photo of a glowing cigar-shaped UFO hovering near the International Space Station while it was over India.

The photo (below) shows in the upper right corner an elongated "structure" that UFO hunters claim is "clearly a UFO."

UFO hunters insist that the elongated "object" in the upper right corner of the photo is certainly a UFO because it is large and shows evidence of artificial or intelligent design, being "definitely structured."

YouTube UFO hunters Sonofmabarker and Secureteam10 uploaded the image to YouTube on November 16 and 17 respectively.

According to the UFO hunter Sonofmabarker, Kelly's photo shows a large and structured object with two lights on each end.

"Last night aboard the International Space Station astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this photo," the UFO hunter writes. "It was taken while the ISS was over India. In the upper right of the photo you can clearly see a large object with two lights on each end. It also appears to be very large and constructed."

Cigar-Shaped UFO Hovers Near ISS
UFO Hunters Spot Glowing, Metallic, Cigar-Shaped UFO In Space Photo Tweeted By ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly (Image via UFO Sightings Hotspot)

The image sparked a debate in the UFO community, with many UFO enthusiasts declaring that Kelly tweeted the image accidentally and thus inadvertently provided proof of longstanding claims in the UFO community that NASA and other government agencies are aware of UFO activity and alien presence in our vicinity of space, but are covering up the evidence.

UFO Sightings Daily editor, Scott Waring, notes that the image tweeted by the astronaut is a powerful testimony in favor of claims of UFO and alien activity around the ISS.

"When an astronaut tweets a photo of a UFO, you can bet people notice it," Waring writes. "Scott Kelly likes to send out photos of the view from the windows of the space station... and they look cool. This one, however, has a cigar shaped glowing UFO with a metallic body in it."

Waring then goes on to estimate the length of the "cigar-shaped glowing UFO with a metallic body" at about 25 meters. He estimates the distance of the UFO from the ISS at abou5 "150-200 meters," and suggests that astronaut Kelly was probably "trying to hint at the existence of aliens."

"The UFO is about 25 meters long and 150-200 meters away. It looks like Scott was trying to hint at the existence of aliens. Massage received Scott, and thanks."

But skeptics claimed that the "cigar-shaped" object in the photo is not a UFO, but probably part of the ISS projecting out in front of the camera. Some skeptics even suggested that it could have been part of ISS' solar array.

One the scale of distances in space, "150-200 meters" away from ISS, as Waring estimates, is extremely close, so close that we could reasonably suspect that the alleged UFO is part of the ISS projecting in front of the camera.

But going by the claims of UFO hunters, the ISS is a busy UFO rendezvous and ISS astronauts interact routinely with aliens and UFOs in space. Some online UFOlogists claim that the ISS was launched into space specifically so that NASA and other space agencies participating in the joint ISS project would have a safe place to meet with representatives of alien races.

Former NASA employee Clark McClelland, caused a stir in the UFO community in 2008 when he claimed that while working with a NASA space project at the Kennedy Space Center in the 1990s, he saw a bipedal 8-9ft tall extraterrestrial interacting with tethered NASA astronauts in the Space Shuttle Payload Bay.

In January 2014, UFO hunters claimed they saw a UFO docked with the International Space Station in NASA's live video stream from the ISS (see video above).

[Photo by Getty/NASA]