John Glenn: “They are everywhere in the sky”. “This is Friendship Seven. I’ll try to describe what I’m going through right now. I am in the middle of a large mass of very small luminescent particles. I have never seen anything like it. They round out a little; they go through the capsule and look like small stars. A whole rain of them, I see it. »
Discover this incredible audio file where we can hear the astonishment of astronaut John Glenn after his capsule was surrounded by countless strange UFOs.
This audio transmission can easily be described as one of the most amazing evidences of a mysterious extraterrestrial presence during manned space missions.
This old audio file allows us to listen to a small part of the conversation between the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) capsule piloted by John Glenn and CAPCOM on February 20, 1962, the United States’ first manned orbital mission.
Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it successfully completed a three-orbit Earth mission, reaching a maximum altitude of approximately 260 Earth km and an orbital speed of approximately 28,160 km per hour.
Mercury spacecraft “Friendship 7” landed in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. The duration of the mission, from launch to impact, was 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds.
In the audio, Mr Glenn refers to his pod as ‘Friendship 7’ and he can be heard describing how he sees a ‘bright blue horizon’ behind him as the sun rises.
He then suddenly realizes that something special is happening around him, because he is “intercepted” by countless UFOs that envelop his capsule. Here is the transcript of the event and below the video:
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. He is blinded by the clear scope. It started just as I hit that mark; I go to the dark filter to see it appear.
CAPCOM: Well received.
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. I will try to describe what I see here. It looks like a large mass of very small particles, which are illuminated as if luminescent.
I have never seen anything like it. They round out a little; they go through the capsule and look like small stars. A whole rain of them is coming towards me.
John Glenn: They go around the capsule, they pass the window and they are all brilliantly lit. They are probably on average 2 or 3 meters away, but I can also see them all below me.
Intrigued by these events, CAPCOM asked Glenn to describe the objects and whether they impacted his spacecraft.
CAPCOM: Roger, Friendship Seven, can you hear impact with the capsule? Ended.
John Glenn: Negative, negative, negative They are very slow; they’re not going to get away from me more than 3 or 4 miles per hour. They go about the same speed as me. They are just way below my speed. Ended.
John Glenn: Yes, they have a different movement, from me, because they swirl around the capsule and then move away from the way I look.
John Glenn: Do you receive? Corto. There are literally thousands of them.
After describing the objects, Glenn receives no response from CAPCOM and wonders if he is in contact with anyone as he continues to talk about the strange objects around his spacecraft.
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. Am I in contact with someone? In short.
Finally, nearly five minutes into the description of the events, CAPCOM responds by saying that Glenn looked a little “disoriented”, and is asked what his oxygen level is.
Strangely, CAPCOM didn’t address the strange occurrences with Glenn, who explains that the mysterious particles are still around the spacecraft.
After realizing that CAPCOM is unresponsive, Glenn decides to photograph the mysterious objects. CAPCOM then asks him how big the particles were and if they were moving or floating with him.
CAPCOM suggested the particles could have come from the spacecraft, but Mr. Glenn claimed that was not the case.
Interestingly, after Friendship 7 successfully launched into orbit, another astronaut aboard the Aurora 7 capsule, named Scott Carpenter, also saw the mysterious objects in space.
NASA scientists eventually looked into the mystery and concluded that the objects seen in space were just particles of ice trapped by sunlight.
NASA claimed that ice had accumulated on the outside of the capsule and what the two astronauts saw were free-floating ice particles.
However, Mr. Glenn was not convinced by this explanation. During his second orbit, he reported seeing the objects again for miles in each direction.