The Skylab III UFO Encounter
Skylab Probed by 800 Foot Long UFO



 
The Skylab III UFO Encounter
Skylab Probed by 800 Foot Long UFO

Was the 150 foot long Skylab probed by an 800 foot long UFO? The NASA crew took four color pictures of the glowing red object as seen here in the video footage.


Skylab was the United States' first space station, and the second space station visited by a human crew.

It was also the only space station NASA launched alone.

The 100-ton space station was in Earth's orbit from 1973 to 1979 and it was visited by crews three times in 1973 and 1974.

Skylab 3 was the second manned mission to Skylab. The Skylab 3 mission started July 28th, 1973, with the launch of three astronauts on the Saturn IB rocket, and lasted 59 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes.

A total of 1,084.7 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by Skylab 3 astronauts performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources and other experiments.



The SKYLAB III UFO Encounter
The Evidence and the Contradictions


Skylab 3 was the second manned mission to Skylab. A total of 1,084.7 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by Skylab 3 astronauts performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources and other experiments.


This presentation begins with a brief history of NASA's "Skylab" program before focusing on a bizarre UFO encounter that occurred on September 20th, 1973, during Flight Day 55 of the Skylab III (SLM-2) mission.

This UFO encounter can be classified as a highly credible case as it was witnessed by all three Skylab crew members, with the astronauts observing and photographing the unidentified object for at least a 10-minute period before both Skylab and the UFO crossed the sunset terminator into darkness and visual contact was finally lost.

In addition to examining the available official archive evidence about this Skylab III UFO incident, I also thought it relevant in this video to point out several of the contradictions that exist in that official evidence chain.

While these inconsistencies do not prove a cover-up about this incident was/is in place at NASA, what should be clear is that IF there was a cover-up in place, these contradictions certainly would have aided in that cover-up because, deliberate or not, they serve to muddle and even conveniently eliminate from the public record some very important evidence related to this sighting that should exist and be available for us to analyze.

However, even with those contradictions in the official evidence chain, the Skylab III encounter remains a confirmed UFO sighting that has never been explained. What is certain is that the Skylab III crew had no idea what this bizarre pulsating red object was, and neither does NASA or NORAD (at least officially).

Also, in this video I reference an in-flight diary entry made by Commander Alan Bean during Skylab III on Flight Day 55 of his mission. This quote comes directly from the book "HOMESTEADING SPACE: THE SKYLAB STORY", written by David Hitt, Owen Garriott, and Joe Kerwin. The appendix of this book contains a typed copy of the text from Commander Bean's entire in-flight diary that he kept during his mission.