by Jeff Rense

images and videotape footage by John Lenard Walson
12 December 2007

from Rense Website




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What you are about to see is quite remarkable.


It seems that some of the stars above us are not stars at all... as you shall see. A young man by the name of John Lenard Walson has discovered a new way to extend the capabilities of small telescopes and has been able to achieve optical resolutions - at almost the diffraction limit - not commonly achievable.


With this new-found ability, he has proceeded to videotape, night and day, many strange and heretofore unseen objects in earth orbit. The resulting astro-photographic video footage has revealed a raft of machines, hardware, satellites, spacecraft and possibly space ships which otherwise appear as 'stars'... if they appear at all.

There are, indeed, hundreds of satellites in Earth orbit as you will read in the summary which follows. However, the images you will see are clearly of large and sizeable machines which have not been seen before.

Let's start with one such object in orbit as videotaped by John Lenard Walson.


It is the International Space Station... the ISS... take a look...

Keeping that image and it's relative size appearance in mind, now ask yourself, what is THIS?...

And if you find that one intriguing, here are more examples of the scores of space objects above us John Walson has captured on tape...

Once again, here is what the ISS looks like through the telescope and video camera lens of astro-photographer Walson...

And here is the actual video footage from which the above freeze frame is taken followed by some footage of something that is NOT the ISS.


What is it?



If you might be wondering what the Shuttle looks like, here it is...

So, what are these other huge machines and spacecraft?

Now let's take a look at some of Walson's remarkable video footage showing satellites and spaceships (?) above our heads in Earth orbit.

How Many Known Satellites Are In Orbit? How Much 'Junk'?

Keeping the footage you've just seen in mind, here is what the Union Of Concerned Scientists has to say about orbiting spacecraft and satellites in Earth orbit...

  • There are more than 800 active satellites currently in orbit.

  • Amazingly, they represent four percent of the total number of objects currently cataloged by the U.S. space surveillance network; the rest includes abandoned satellites, spent rocket boosters, and other debris.

  • The United States owns more than 400 active satellites, just over 50 percent of all satellites.

  • Russia and China have the second and third highest number of space assets, owning 89 and 35 satellites, respectively.

  • Civilian satellites, which perform tasks for the commercial, scientific, and government sectors, make up the majority of U.S. satellites.

  • Russia's space assets are split nearly evenly between military and civil missions, though there are not separate military and civilian space programs.

  • Only a very small percentage of other countries' satellites are military in nature.


Uses for Satellites


Approximately two-thirds of all active satellites are used for communications.


Satellites for:

  • navigation

  • military surveillance

  • Earth observation and remote sensing

  • astrophysics and space physics

  • Earth science and meteorology missions,

...each comprise about five to seven percent of total satellites



Satellite Orbits


Satellites orbit Earth in several distinct regions of space:

  • Low Earth orbits (LEO) - about 80 kilometers (km) to 2000 km above Earth.


    • military intelligence satellites

    • weather satellites


  • Geosynchronous orbits (GEO) - 36,000 km above Earth.


    • commercial and military communications satellites

    • satellites providing early warning of ballistic missile launch


  • Medium Earth orbits (MEO) - between LEO and GEO


    • navigation satellites (Navstar, Glonass)


  • Molniya orbit - a highly elliptical orbit with a 12-hour period


    • communication satellites for regions near the North Pole




Orbital Debris


Orbital debris is any human-made object in orbit that no longer serves a useful purpose, including discarded equipment, abandoned satellites, bolts and other hardware released during satellite deployment, and particles from explosions or collisions.

The table below gives current estimates of orbital debris in three size categories. As the table shows, approximately 40 percent of all orbital debris larger than one millimeter in size is in LEO.


Large numbers of naturally occurring particles ("meteoroids") add to the total number of orbital objects less than one centimeter in size, but are not included in this table.

Estimates of Orbital Debris


 Average Size

 Pieces LEO Debris

 Total Pieces Of Debris

 1 mm - 1 cm



 1 cm - 10 cm



 > than 10 cm



Source: Klinkrad, H. 2006.
Space debris: Models and risk analysis. Berlin: Springer Praxis, 96.


  • What is John Lenard Walson videotaping with his proprietary telescope videocam technique?

  • Are these just satellites and space junk?

  • Or, are we seeing large and very sophisticated spacecraft for the first time that we AREN'T supposed to see?

Above is another video freeze frame of a sunlit spacecraft shown at the top of the picture.


Below it is a SECOND craft which happened to pass by at an extremely high rate of speed. John pulled a single frame from his video (at 30 frames per second) and sent it to us for a closer look.

Contrast broadening of this freeze frame below reveals hidden visual data, including the enormity of the spacecraft as well as what might be a third smaller craft at the bottom of the frame....

Are We Supposed To Be Seeing These Things?

Walson received the following comment about one of the videos. Does it answer all the questions? No, but perhaps some of them...

"Hello again.


And, again, my congratulations on your superb astrophotography.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is the group which has built some of the things you are seeing. Much of what they do is what used to be the Star Wars project, which no doubt involves some of your objects."

Maybe some of Walson's images ARE of sensitive, secret US military Star Wars machines. Maybe even 'secret' weapons platforms in space, which the US military has been rumored to have for at least 20 years.

Remember, also, the young UK hacker, Gary McKinnon, who got into the Pentagon database years ago and found a secret US Navy file titled 'Non-Terrestrial Officers'. McKinnon now faces LIFE in a US prison for hacking into those Pentagon files.


Here is more on McKinnon:


Someone Isn't Happy With John Lenard Walson

Judging by the following video footage taken by Walson at his home, it is clear he has ventured into territory that is, shall we say, 'disconcerting' to some government or military agencies who don't like him videotaping these large, mysterious orbiting machines.


The result of Walson's 'impertinence' was the almost immediate inauguration of routine visits from numerous unmarked large helicopters which began regular day and night visits to his home. Here are some still frames from video John recorded of his tormentors.


Pay particular attention to the huge, twin-rotor Chinook's pass right over the tree in his backyard (top right, below) to give you an idea of how serious these flights are.


And how clear the message is intended to be.

Here is a small sample of the video showing the outrageous helicopter harassment, intimidation and threats Walson endures...


Actual Sounds From These Space Machines

In addition to discovering and refining his optical telescope videotaping technique, John has also discovered how to actually hear and record the sounds in real time coming from the particular craft he is videotaping.


By carefully aligning a satellite dish receiver with his telescope, he has been able to record some very unusual and intriguing sound from the different spacecraft...


In summary, what you have seen are spacecraft, and maybe even space ships, parked or stationed in orbit above the Earth. It's clear the major space powers are far more heavily-invested in space than they will admit.


As a reflection of that reality, there has been a lot of recent talk about 'anti-satellite' weapons 'needed' by competing countries to 'protect themselves.'


Most recently, China has been discussing its anti-sat programs and even threatened to destroy or disable all GPS satellites which over-fly Chinese territory.

It's anyone's guess how many billions the US military and government have poured into black ops NASA-facilitated programs of 'secret' spying and surveillance programs, and military space weapons systems over the decades.


John Lenard Walson's video images and sounds may well show some of these advanced machines.


It is also within the realm of possibility some of these items might be products of non-human intelligence. Of course, the people who would know aren't talking. There is much more to the John Lenard Walson story... more images and videos will become available soon.


In the meantime, here are more current examples of Walson's mysteries to consider... all of which he is making available for free...


Video Files




Far Above Space and Time

from BlipTV Website


Episode 1