Former NASA employee, James Oberg, who later turned into a space journalist and historian, is interested why a lot of people believe in U̳F̳O̳s.
He was particularly interested in videos of abnormal lights flooding the internet, claiming the lights were from extra-terrestrial origins. He spent decades studying them.
Being an employee of the top space agency of the United States has its perks and sometimes, it can give a person access to the world\’s most controversial secret.
Just like this ex-NASA employee who recently told the truth about U̳F̳O̳s based on inside information from the time he was still affiliated with the agency. But it is not what conspiracy theorists would expect.
Oberg worked with NASA in the 90s and later on picked up a hobby, which is explaining every U̳F̳O̳ sighting there is.
He usually appears on U̳F̳O̳ sighting websites commenting that what was in the videos weren\’t really U̳F̳O̳s but “space dandruff.”
Space dandruff can be caused by blasts just like the 1996 NASA STS-75 incident. A tether attached to a satellite broke causing a cloud of ice crystals to float around.
Many who witnessed the lights from the sky initially took it as U̳F̳O̳s. That is one U̳F̳O̳ sighting explained.
Oberg spent too much time analyzing data from U̳F̳O̳ sightings and cross-referencing them to mission logs to try and explain every video sighting he chanced upon.
Because of his perseverance and after decades of doing this, he finally came up with a finding that the human senses are trained to identify slow-moving objects and a specific or pre-calculated speed and conditions and when presented with a different set of setting, confusions follow.
“Our sensory system is functioning absolutely perfectly for Earth conditions,” says James Oberg, former NASA employee in an interview with Atlas Obscura.
“But we\’re still a local c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳. Moving beyond our neighborhood has been visually confusing,” Oberg added.
He also doesn\’t believe that the agency is hiding the truth about U̳F̳O̳s to believers and conspiracy theorists. According to Oberg, it is just a result of watching too much sci-fi movies.
“I\’ve had enough experience with real spaceflight to realise that what\’s being seen in many videos is nothing beyond the \’norm\’ from fully mundane phenomena occurring in unearthly settings,” said Oberg in a statement.
But believers shouldn\’t hate on Oberg, unlike other debunkers, he is more concerned about possibly explaining U̳F̳O̳ sightings and why people react to it the way they do, not just in disproving every U̳F̳O̳ sighting captured on video.