A UFO hunter claims to have spotted a UFO on a remote central Pacific Island. According to the YouTube UFO hunter, Google Earth images reveal a mysterious Star Wars "Millennium Falcon-type" alien spacecraft that apparently crashed on a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
Starbuck Island, also known as Volunteer Island, is a coral atoll, part of Kiribati's Central Line Islands. It is a remote and uninhabited island in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean, and thus an ideal hideout for an alien pilot awaiting rescue from space after being forced to crash his spacecraft on Earth following a mechanical fault, conspiracy theorists argued.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on April 26, 2015, UFO hunter Third Phase of the Moon said the alleged UFO was spotted just below the surface of the water near a beach on Starbuck Island.The video has gone viral online and has been viewed more than 120,000 times by curious enthusiasts.
Some enthusiasts suggested that UFO hunters should outfit an expedition to the remote island to confirm the latest discovery.
"Unless someone makes a dive on that anomaly off the beach of the atoll, we could conjecture all day and night as to what it may or may not be," an enthusiast said.
"Thumps up for Thirdphaseofmoon to go out to Starbuck Island," another suggested.
"Yeah. Let's do it. I'll come with you," said a third. "Let's see what's really out there."
But skeptics derided the suggestion, assuring believers that an expedition to Starbuck Island to find a crashed "Millennium Falcon-Type" UFO was guaranteed to end in disappointment because the object was certainly not a UFO.
But enthusiasts argued that clearly visible track marks leading from the alleged crashed UFO back to dry land suggest that a flying object crashed on the beach and left marks in its wake as it skidded into the water, where it stopped and remained partially submerged.
While skeptics admitted that the track marks suggest the object was fairly heavy, they insisted that it does not suggest a crashed flying object but that someone dragged an object from the beach into the water. Other skeptics pointed to Third Phase of the Moon's alleged record of hoaxes as reason to believe that the latest claim was just another hoax.
Some skeptics remarked that conspiracy theorists have a penchant for interpreting diverse objects spotted on Google Maps as UFOs while ignoring a myriad of alternative mundane and thus more likely interpretations of uncertain evidence. UFO hunters, according to skeptics, also have a special predilection for "Millennium Falcon-style" UFOs.
On April 7, 2016, UFO hunter UFOvni2012 claimed to have spotted a giant alien spacecraft similar to a Millennium Falcon while monitoring NASA's ISS live stream. According to the UFO hunter, the alien spacecraft was spotted approaching the ISS in low Earth orbit.Several UFO hunters described the alleged alien craft as a "Millennium Falcon-type" UFO, with a distinct metallic glint.
"It was a metallic object, it looks like a Millennium Falcon from Star Wars or something from Close Encounters of the Third Kind."The claimed sighting caused considerable excitement among conspiracy theorists, with many challenging NASA to explain away what they considered proof of alien activity near the ISS.
An enthusiast reported the sighting to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), an organization that investigates and documents reported sightings across the world. In the report filed as Case 75648 in the MUFON database, the UFO hunter described snapping four screenshots of the alleged UFO, saying that it appeared to be flying in the same direction as the ISS.
Earlier in March, 2016, an alien hunter claimed also to have spotted a 30-meter "Millennium Falcon-style" UFO stored in a large hangar in Area 51. UFO Sightings Daily's Scott Waring announced to members of the UFO community that he spotted a UFO stored in a "climate-controlled" hangar at the Area S4 section of Area 51, at Google Maps coordinates 36°55'35.30″N 116° 0'25.41″W.Area 51 is a remote top-secret detachment of the Edwards Air Force Base in the Nevada desert, where UFO hunters claim that government has stored alien spacecraft recovered from crash sites since the famous incident near a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
According to conspiracy theorists, government researchers have been involved in top-secret projects at the Area 51 facility to reverse-engineer alien propulsion technology.
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