Astronaut John Glenn: “They are all over the sky!”

This audio transmission can easily be described as one of the most surprising evidence of a mysterious extraterrestrial presence during manned space missions. This old audio file allows us to hear 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 first manned orbital mission in the United States.

John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. He is blinded by the clear range. It started just when I gave that mark; I go to the dark filter to see it appear.

CAPCOM : Roger.

John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. I will try to describe what I am seeing here. It looks like a large mass of very small particles, which are brightly lit as if they were luminescent. I never saw anything like that. They are rounded up a bit; They come through the capsule and look like little stars. A whole rain of them coming towards me.

John Glenn: they revolve around the capsule, they go in front of the window and they are all brightly lit. Probably averaging maybe 7 or 8 feet away, but I can also see them all below me.

Intrigued by events, CAPCOM asked Glenn to describe the objects and if they were impacting his spaceship.

CAPCOM: Roger, Friendship Seven. Can you hear any impact with the capsule? Short.

John Glenn: negative, negative They are very slow; they will not drive me further than 3 or 4 miles per hour. They are going at the same speed that I am approximately. They are only way below my speed. Short.

John Glenn: Yes, they have a different movement, from me, because they swirl around the capsule and then move away along the path I’m looking for.

John Glenn: Are you receiving? Short. 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 while continuing to talk about the strange objects around his spaceship.

John Glenn: This is Friendship Seven. Am I in contact with someone? Short.