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From a smattering of stars to a breathtaking view of Earth, astronauts see so many awe-inspiring things in space. But sometimes what they see is not only unbelievable but unexplainable - there are some truly creepy things astronauts have seen in space. Astronauts have reported seeing weird lights, extraterrestrials, and UFOs. It kind of makes you wonder if they really saw these things or if being in outer space was just messing with their minds.

These weird astronaut stories prove space is definitely not for the faint of heart. Some weird things astronauts have seen really make you wonder if alien conspiracy theorists might be right. Maybe the government does know about the existence of extraterrestrials and is covering it up. This list of weird things astronauts see in space will make you question what you believe. Vote up the weirdest things astronauts have seen while in space.
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Neil Armstrong May Have Seen a UFO Parking Lot

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Neil Armstrong, besides strolling around the moon and saying some famous words, may have seen some gigantic UFOs in space. According to Aliens and Man: A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, Armstrong reportedly sent a secret message to NASA stating, "These babies were huge, sir! Enormous! Oh, God! You wouldn't believe it! ... I'm telling you there are other space-craft out here ... lined up on the far side of the crater's edge! ... They're on the moon watching us!" 

Armstrong was notoriously tight-lipped about his experiences in space and never confirmed nor denied the veracity of this rumor. Armstrong passed away in 2012 and Buzz Aldrin has also refused to talk about the message, so we may never know what actually happened on the first manned mission to the moon.
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Musa Manarov Shot Footage Of An Alleged UFO

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During an MIR (kind of like a Russian International Space Station) mission 1991, Russian cosmonaut Musa Manarov was watching a visiting space capsule dock nearby. He was filming its approach when he saw an object that looked like it was coming off the spacecraft. But Manarov knew that there was simply nothing that could come loose at that point, and as he continued to watch the object, it floated downwards and away from the capsule. Manarov still can't explain what he saw up there, but he knows for sure that it was not space junk, as some people have claimed.
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Leroy Chiao Saw Some Creepy Lights Zoom Past Him

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In 2005, Leroy Chiao was commander of the International Space Station.  While on a spacewalk, Chiao saw white lights aligned in an upside-down check formation whiz right past him. Some people have posited that a string of fishing boats along the South American coast could explain what he saw, but Chiao was 230 miles above Earth when this happened. Those would have to be some seriously strong boat spotlights to be seen from all the way up there. Chiao told Huffington Post, "I'm skeptical of claims that we've been visited by aliens from another planet or other dimension, but I don't rule it out 100 percent."
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Vladimir Kovalyonok May Have Watched a UFO Explode

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Major General Vladimir Kovalyonok was part of a crew manning Salyut VI space station in 1981. "When I was working at the Salyut orbital station, I saw something strange in a porthole one day. The object was the size of a finger. I was surprised to see it was an orbiting object," said Kovalyonok.

He continued, "It was hard to determine the size and the speed of an object in space. That is why I can not say exactly, which size it actually was. [My partner Viktor] Savinykh prepared to take a picture of it, but the UFO suddenly exploded. Only clouds of smoke were left. The object split into two interconnected pieces. It was reminiscent of a dumb-bell. I reported about it to the Mission Control immediately."

Kovalyonok is one of the few astronauts to see something inexplicable in space and talk openly about it afterwards.