The audio transmission of John Glenn is no doubt one of the most amazing proofs that we are not alone in the universe. We can hear his bewilderment when his capsule gets encircled by many strange UFOs.
Although old, this audio file provides a small insight of the conversation between the Mercury-Atlas 6 capsule guided by John Glenn and CAPCOM from 1962. This was the first manned orbital mission of the United States.
The capsule launched from Kennedy Space Center and made a successful three-orbit mission around the Earth. It arrived at a maximum altitude of around 162 statute miles and an orbital speed of 17,500 miles per hour.
Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury aircraft docked about 800 miles southeast of KSC in the area of Grand Turk Island.
The mission lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds.
In the audio transmission, in the capsule known as Friendship 7, Glenn can be heard saying he saw a “brilliant blue horizon” from behind.
However, he soon realizes something weird is going since he comes in the middle of countless UFOs overwhelming his capsule.
Here we present you the transcript of the occurrence:
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. It’s blinding through the scope on clear. It’s started up just as I gave you that mark; I’m going to the dark filter to watch it come on up.
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. I’ll try to describe what I’m in here. I am in a big mass of some very small particles, that are brilliantly lit up like they’re luminescent. I never saw anything like it. They round a little; they’re coming by the capsule, and they look like little stars. A whole shower of them coming by.
John Glenn: They swirl around the capsule and go in front of the window and they’re all brilliantly lighted. They probably average maybe 7 or 8 feet apart, but I can see them all down below me, also.
CAPCOM was impressed and asked Glenn to describe the objects. Moreover, they asked him if they were impacting his capsule.
CAPCOM: Roger, Friendship Seven. Can you hear any impact with the capsule? Over.
John Glenn: Negative, negative. They’re very slow; they are not going away from me more than maybe 3 or 4 miles per hour. They’re going at the same speed I am, approximately. They’re only very slightly under my speed. Over.
John Glenn: They do, they do have a different motion, though, from me because they swirl around the capsule and then depart back the way I am looking.
John Glenn: Are you receiving? Over.
John Glenn: There are literally thousands of them.
Glenn finished describing the objects but he didn’t receive a reply from CAPCOM. Thus, he asked whether he is in contact with someone.
John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. Am I in contact with anyone? Over.
About five minutes after the sighting, CAPCOM eventually answers. They asked Glenn about his oxygen levels because he apparently sounded a little ‘garbled’.
They didn’t discuss the strange events Glenn has experienced, even though he was still mentioning them. This is beyond strange. After realizing CAPCOM is not paying attention, Glenn took a photo of the mystery objects.
A while later, CAPCOM asks about the size of the particles and the way they moved around him. They further implied they could be a result of the spacecraft. John Glenn, however, didn’t agree on that.
After the orbit of Friendship 7, another astronaut on Aurora 7 capsule, Scott Carpenter, also noticed the same or similar objects in space.
NASA also commented the case. They said the objects allegedly appeared due to ice particles exposed to sunlight.
Nevertheless, Mr. Glenn did not buy this explanation. Moreover, during his second orbit, he reported seeing the objects again for miles in each direction.
Transcript Source: Mercury 6 Space Log