Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 6 of 14)

Now there’s super-grainy stock footage from Skylab, with astronauts filming each other as they cavort about in zero gravity. The host insists that their experiments are meant to reinforce popularly held notions, and not to break new ground in science. And I’m agreeing with him once again, which is scaring me. If I start talking about invisible dimensions and four levels of alien intelligences, please come over and shoot me and put me out of my misery.

The host claims NASA has left “no time or leeway in which the UFO can be postulated, thought about, or examined!” Examined? If a UFO were in a position where it could be examined, I think the astronauts might take a little time out from the zero-G algae farms to check it out. They’d save the ant farm for another day, I’m thinking.

The host describes UFOs that supposedly were sighted by Skylab astronauts. He says an astronaut saw a “glowing red object” that was “in a [sic] field of his vision”. He claims the astronaut photographed it “from his little floating planetoid in space”. Okay, guy, you’ve really got to ease up on your use of the world “little”. Skylab wasn’t designed to be cute.

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 6 of 14)

Stunning proof of contact with extraterrestrials! Or, a speck on the lens. Either way, remarkable!

We see the photograph, and sure enough, it’s a glowing red dot on a black background. The host says it can’t be a meteor, because “there is no atmosphere in space, whose [sic] friction could heat a meteor to a red glow!” Well, except for the fact that, unless I’m mistaken, there is some slight trace of atmosphere at the height at which Skylab orbited. Anyway, the point is, it’s a red dot. The Public Domain Tympani goes tum tum tum tum tum tum!

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