The International Space Station (ISS) has been in our atmosphere for nearly 20 years.
And during that time, eagle-eyed viewers have spotted a series of strange objects lurking above our skies.
But conveniently-timed live feed cuts have left conspiracy theorists wondering whether NASA is actually hiding something.
Here are some of the most bizarre ISS live feed sightings from over the past year:
‘Craft HUNDREDS of miles long’ appears (January)
At the beginning of 2018, space enthusiasts spotted a bright golden light hovering over the Earth as the ISS orbited overhead.
The mysterious object – which some estimated to be “hundreds of miles long” – only remained on screen for a few seconds before the live feed cut unexpectedly.
Speaking of his discovery online, YouTube conspiracy theorist Streetcap1 said: “I thought I was seeing things at first then quickly started recording – to my surprise they cut the transmission.
“This has to be huge whatever it is – if it were a building it would be hundreds of miles long.”
Many suspected the golden light was “alien related”.
One conspiracist wrote: “There is something there and it is very odd.”
The baffling object and subsequent ISS cut were deemed “strange” by UFO watchers – with no clear explanation.
‘Cloaked object’ emerges over Earth (April)
Shortly after in April, conspiracy theorist UFOMania discovered what they believed to be a “cloaked object” moving eerily behind the ISS.
Looking closely, the mysterious mass appeared almost like a cloud hovering through space.
Another angle then showed what appeared to be a UFO approaching the planet.
But, again, the feed mysteriously cut before viewers could get a closer look – leaving conspiracy theorists scratching their heads.
One viewer commented: “That is our atmosphere being pulled into space because of holes in the Earth’s ionosphere.”
Another claimed: “A similar sphere was spotted watching the Sun not long ago.”
Alien planet’ sighting covered up (May)
Just one month later (May 24), the ISS feed was promptly cut short yet again.
This time, viewers spotted what some have described as an “unknown planet” looming in the background of the ISS.
It’s mysterious “green and purple” colouring lead many to discount it simply being the moon.
Sceptics were quick to point the finger at NASA for switching off the live feed as a full-on frenzy ensued, with one person commenting: “You just discovered something else, that is why they turned it off.”
A second argued: “That is not the moon – it is a new planet and I have seen it several times over the last year.”
But a third simply called the strange object “the Disco Ball” due to its strange colour-changing hue.
‘NASA ‘blurs’ mystery object (October)
Rumours of a NASA cover-up died down over the summer months, until viewers spotted something strange on the ISS in October.
In the footage, which was uploaded by secureteam10 in October, the International Space Station’s camera appeared to blur an object as it passed across the bottom-left corner of the screen.
This led many frustrated space enthusiasts to accuse NASA of foul-play yet again.
“NASA is censoring the truth,” exclaimed one viewer.
Another infuriated viewer commented: ”It’s blurred on purpose and NASA used software to pixellate the real object.”
“I’m not sure if the object was moving through space, or if NASA was moving the camera away on purpose,” a sceptical viewer explained.
A fourth added: “Looks like NASA blocked out the real object.”
Massive ‘object’ towers over Earth (December)
Earlier this month (December 7), a conspiracist blew notions of a NASA cover-up wide open.
To the dismay of astrologists, YouTube user Joe Thai uploaded footage of what some believed to be a “space ice-ball” changing shape over our atmosphere.
After the unexplained figure was spotted in the background, the live feed came to a grinding halt, leaving conspiracy theorists hungry for answers.
One perplexed viewer asked: “That was a weird looking blob next to the space station?”
Another described by some as “a drop of water in zero gravity”.
“NASA is lying,” concluded a team of convinced viewers.
Needless to say, the footage became the final nail in the coffin of many space station sceptics.
But sceptics may be left with more questions than answers as NASA refuse to address rumours of an alien cover-up.
And unfortunately, these claims have only snowballed in recent months, with some viewers arguing NASA were manipulating images of “pyramids” captured by the Mars Curiosity Rover while exploring the Red Planet.
In spite of outrage from the online conspiracy theorists, it seems NASA has been trying to get in touch with extra-terrestrials for decades.
NASA’s Voyager 2 – which started its journey through space in 1977 – currently contains a “message in a bottle” addressed to alien life, containing a message from former US president Jimmy Carter.