These are: 1. Gemini 4, astronaut McDivitt. Observation of a
cylindrical object with a protuberance. 2. Gemini 4, astronaut McDivitt.
Observation of a moving bright light at a higher level than the Gemini
spacecraft. 3. Gemini 7, astronaut Borman saw what he described as a ‘bogey’
flying in formation with the spacecraft" (10). The Condon report later adds "The three unexplained sightings
which have been gleaned from a mass of reports are a challenge to the analyst.
Especially puzzling is the first one (Gemini IV)." (11) The Gemini VII (4th – 18th December 1965)
incident referred to above is described in the following transmission between
Capcom and the spacecraft:
Gemini VII: Gemini VII here. Houston,
how do you read?
Capcom: Loud and clear. 7 go ahead.
Gemini VII: Bogey at 10
Capcom: This is Houston. Say again
Gemini VII: Said we have a bogey at 10
Capcom: Gemini VII, is that a booster or is that
an actual sighting?
Gemini VII: We have several, looks
like debris up here. Actual sighting. (12)
The Condon report makes the following observation on this
sighting. "The general reconstruction of the sighting … is that in addition to
the booster travelling in an orbit similar to that of the spacecraft there was
another bright object together with many illuminated objects. It might be
conjectured that the bogey and particles were fragments from the launching of
Gemini 7, but this is impossible if they were travelling in a polar orbit as
they appeared to be doing." (13) The following transmission took place on the Gemini X mission
(18th-21st July 1966) of 18th July 1966 when astronauts John Young and Mike
Collins photographed a large cylindrical object:
Gemini X: This is
10, Houston. We have two bright objects up here in our orbital path. I don’t
think they are stars – they look like we are going right along with them.
Mission Control: Roger. 10, Houston.
Gemini X: 10: 10, go.
Mission Control: Where are the objects from you?
Gemini X: Roger.
Mission Control: If you can get us a bearing, maybe we can track them
Gemini X: They just
disappeared. I guess they were - guess they were satellites of some kind. (later in the flight…)
Gemini X: To the east
we have an extremely bright object. I believe it’s too bright to be a planet.
It’s north of Orion about six or eight degrees. Right now it’s approximately
eight degrees. Is it Gemini VIII Agena? Over.
Mission Control: Roger, we copy.
Gemini X: Picture that it makes just about an equilateral triangle
with the belt stars in Orion and with Pleides. It’s a…
Do you notice
anything moving relative to the stars?
Gemini X: I haven’t noticed any movements so far and unfortunately the starts
are disappearing now and I can only see this object and one or two other first
magnitude … sun starting to come up." (14)
In the following Gemini XI mission between 12th - 15th
September 1966, astronauts Pete Conrad and Richard Gordon described a cluster of
objects next to their craft as ‘large and very bright’.
Two months later, Gemini XII (11th –15th
November 1966) photographed an object (right) on their second day out, however
the NASA Photo Evaluation lab claims that this is actually rubbish that had been
discarded from the spacecraft itself. If so, it is remarkably large and bright
This Gemini XII mission encountered other strange
phenomena. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin photographed what appear to be three glowing orbs
in space. In a three-minute period he took fifteen photographs showing the
NASA, however, claimed that the objects or lights were merely
reflections from the instrumentation lights on a nearby docking vehicle, however
this is hardly plausible and somewhat discourteous to Aldrin’s intelligence.