According to UFO conspiracy theorists, hostile aliens might have shot down Russia’s Progress cargo spaceship that exploded in space on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit.
The sensational claim comes after the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) reported on December 1 that it lost Progress M-04, a cargo spacecraft, during a routine resupply mission to the ISS, according to Nasaspaceflight.com
Progress MS-04 (NASA designation: 65P) took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 9:51 a.m. EST (8:51 p.m. local time) on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Progress was carrying 2.6 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50 aboard the ISS and was expected to dock at the space station on Saturday. But soon after launching from Baikonur on Thursday, it exploded at the height of 190 km (more than 623,000 feet) over a remote mountainous area of the Russian Republic of Tuva, according to RT.
Roscosmos said in a statement that most of the debris from the explosion burnt up in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
The story that the cargo spacecraft exploded over an isolated mountainous area of the Russian Republic of Tuva was confirmed by local people who reported seeing a flash of bright light in the night sky, followed by a loud boom.
A photographer, Amicha Stein, also uploaded photographs to Twitter (see below) showing an explosion that occurred in the skies over Tuva at about the time that officials said ground control personnel lost contact with the cargo craft.
Officials who analyzed the photo agreed that it likely shows Progress exploding.
Roscosmos released very little information about what caused the explosion, saying that a state commission was investigating the incident. The space agency claimed that data from the spacecraft did not give enough insight into what caused the explosion.
The lack of information only helped to spark speculation and rumors on multiple UFO forums, with some conspiracy theorists alleging that the Russian government was covering up something.
Claims soon emerged on some UFO blogs that a mysterious black triangle UFO was spotted on live ISS camera hovering near the space station at about the time that Progress exploded.
The claim sparked further speculation, with some conspiracy theorists claiming that the mysterious circumstances of the explosion of the craft might have been linked to the presence of hostile aliens monitoring ISS operations.
Aliens might have shot down the craft after mistaking it as a threat, some conspiracy theorists said. Others suggested that the latest alleged act of aggression by hostile aliens was just another event in an allegedly ongoing space war between rival space programs.
According to conspiracy theorists, the black triangle UFO seen hovering in space near the ISS could have been an alien craft operated by a secret space program, such as the allegedly classified U.S. space program in alliance with the Grey-Reptilian confederation.
According to conspiracy theorists, such as Dr. Michael Salla, who manages Exopolitics blog, world governments, including China, Russia, the E.U., and the U.S., have formed competing space program alliances with various technologically advanced alien species. The rivalry between the space programs has sparked several skirmishes in space and recently a dog fight involving alien black triangle UFOs over the Antarctica.
Black triangle UFOs, according to conspiracy theorists, are alien military stealth crafts of the type believed to have crashed at a spot in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
It is believed that the Roswell UFO was an alien stealth craft conducting reconnaissance flight in U.S. airspace when it crashed.
UFO researchers claim that the U.S. military authorities recovered the wreckage and transported it secretly to the restricted Area 51 USAF facility in the Nevada desert. Others alleged that parts of the wreckage were transported to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton in Ohio.
UFO folklore claims that two dead aliens were found inside the wreckage. The description of the dead creatures by witnesses indicates that they belonged to the species of aliens known as the Greys, according to UFO researchers.
Conspiracy theorists believe that government scientists and engineers have worked in secrecy since the 1950s to reverse-engineer the advanced propulsion technology of the Roswell alien UFO craft. The exotic alien propulsion technology and the design of the body of the UFO craft inspired the development of a new generation of stealth reconnaissance military crafts under top-secret Pentagon black projects, according to conspiracy theorists.
Multiple sightings of black triangle UFOs since the 1980s prove that the U.S. government is involved in a highly classified program to reverse-engineer alien UFOs recovered from crash sites, it is claimed
UFO believers claim that several prototypes of advanced crafts based on reverse-engineered alien technology have been sighted undergoing flight testing since the 1980s. The UFOs, according to conspiracy theorists, include prototypes, such as TR-3A Black Manta, the TR-3B Aurora, and the Astra.
It is rumored that Pentagon has reached an advanced stage of its reverse-engineering research and development project and that the USAF could soon unveil a new generation of advanced nuclear-powered tactical reconnaissance craft capable of hovering and flying stealthily like UFOs, and accelerating from rest instantly.
This is not the first time that a Russian resupply craft has encountered problems in space. The Russian cargo ship Progress-M27M strayed out of course in 2015 while transporting 2.5 tons of cargo to the Russian and American ISS crew.
The latest conspiracy theory rumor comes soon after UFO hunters claimed in September that an alien UFO caused the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket scheduled to carry Facebook’s Amos-6 satellite to space, as reported by the Inquisitr.
The rocket exploded during prelaunch tests at Cape Canaveral on the morning of Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Although SpaceX said in a statement on Facebook that the explosion was caused by an “anomaly” that developed around the upper stage oxygen tank, alien hunters insisted that footage of the test firing shows a UFO flying past the launch pad just before the spacecraft exploded.
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