Leland Melvin, a NASA astronaut who spent more than 24 days in space as an engineer on board space shuttle Atlantis has now shared his experience of encountering an alien-like organic being during the mission. The astronaut made this mind-blowing revelation when he was quizzed by fans on Twitter in a live session.
A Twitter user asked Melvin whether he had witnessed any aliens during his time in space. Melvin revealed that he was once literally spooked after seeing an alien-like organic being in the payload bay of the space shuttle Atlantis. Melvin also added that NASA's fellow spaceman Randy Bresnik was also present with him during the strange event. He believes that the strange alien-like being he spotted was ''translucent and curved''.
"I have not seen a UFO in space or on the ground but thought I saw something organic/alien-like floating out of the payload bay, translucent, curved, organic looking," said Melvin.
After witnessing the eerie sighting, Leland Melvin soon informed it to NASA. However, the space agency dismissed Leland's claim and made it clear that it was just a piece of ice breaking away from the vessel that created the dilemma in the mind of the astronaut.
As the news of Leland Melvin's testimonial went viral on online spaces, many conspiracy theorists have started alleging that NASA is well aware of alien existence. As per these conspiracy theorists, NASA has been compelling astronauts to sign a non-disclosure agreement for many years.
This is not the first time that prominent astronauts are sharing out of the world alien encounters while being on space. Jim McDivitt, a former NASA astronaut has previously revealed that he witnessed a white cylindrical shaped object during a space trip.
A few years ago, Dr Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on space had alleged that the government is covering up various facts about alien life. The former astronaut also asked then US president Barack Obama to take effective steps to release secret alien files for the betterment of the nation. Edgar Mitchell had also reportedly requested Hillary Clinton to do necessary steps to reveal the secrets surrounding aliens.