On July 9, an unexplained object from space heading for Earth was captured during a live-streaming video from the International Space Station (ISS) before NASA suddenly turned the live camera off. Unsurprisingly, this caught the attention of many who claimed that the space agency was trying to cover up that the object was actually an alien UFO.

However, representatives of the agency assert that they did not intentionally cut the live feed and the bright object everyone saw is not an unusual occurrence. NASA contacted the Huffington Post to dispel any rumor surrounding this event.

“The International Space Station regularly passes out of range of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) used to send and receive video, voice and telemetry from the station,” said the representatives from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. “For video, whenever we lose signal (video comes down on our higher bandwidth, called KU), the cameras will show a blue screen (indicating no signal) or a preset video slate depending on where you are watching the feed.”

Moreover, the ISS did not see any objects. The bright object could have been simply reflections from the space station’s windows or its body. It could have also been reflections of lights from Earth, which typically appear as artifacts in videos or photos just like what we see in photos we take here on Earth.

Many UFO hunters still insist that the object is of alien origin. The video has been posted on YouTube and currently has more than 1.4 million views.

Experts say that it is important to remember that there are many employees who constantly monitor whatever happens on the space station. Therefore, if there was a UFO heading for Earth, at least a few of these individuals could have also noticed it.

NASA has also devoted itself to expanding our knowledge about space. If they found groundbreaking discoveries such as alien life, they would not hesitate to inform us about it.