Mysterious Lights Spotted in Japan Spark Alien Sighting Rumors
Japan isn't known as a hotspot of UFO activity, making widely reported sightings quite rare. That's why a recent flurry of social media posts by residents of the Japanese island Kyushu have attracted the attention of hunters and truth-seekers across the globe.
Last Thursday morning, residents posted pictures of thin, swirling clouds that radiated light, the sort of phenomenon that the conspiracy community calls chemtrails, which they believe are of remnants biological agents left in the sky by planes that are deliberately sprayed on the general public for classified purposes.
The sighting does line up with Japan's Epsilon-3 Rocket launch, which took place in the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 6.06 am on Thursday. Taking this into account, it's wholly possible that the mysterious lights could be moisture in the air reacting to fumes from the rocket's launch.
"JAXA launched Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite "ASNARO-2", from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center," JAXA said in a statement. "The launch occurred on time."
Epsilon-3 successfully put into orbit the ASNARO-2 commercial satellite at a height of about 500 kilometers. The rocket is at the vanguard of aerospace tech because it cuts back considerable time, equipment, and human resources required to launch.
Japanese residents ought to get used to seeing more strange events in the sky, as Japan continues to step up its space exploration game. Last year, a private Tokyo-based firm raised $90 million from major Japanese corporations and investors to send a spacecraft into orbit in 2019 that will land on the moon the following year. Funded with the promise of moon colonization, the firm says that by 2021, 1,000 people will be living on the Moon, and with their help, 10 times as many will visit each year.
Last fall, JAXA also uncovered a moon cave that it says will be an ideal location for a base. Its Selene spacecraft discovered an "echo pattern" at the tube opening in the moon's Marius Hills, found using radar technology, which provides solid evidence that a hollow area exists underneath. This is just one of the many lava tubes that may be housing large repositories of ice beneath the lunar surface.
JAXA is also working with NASA on a manned mission to Mars' moons, Phobos and Deinos, although that mission might have to wait until scientists figure out how to protect astronauts from high amounts of electricity.