The baffling footage starts with nothing but the satellite’s machinery visible against the black backdrop of space.
Suddenly, a bright white light appears in the background for less than a second before vanishing.
YouTube user Streetcap1 noticed the anomaly and slowed down the clip, before zooming in on the object.
It seems to have a front-end with light trailing it as if it were a contrail.
The footage has garnered more than 5,000 views since it was posted to YouTube last week.
“That’s travelling at the speed of light and more,” one user commented.
Another wrote: “How fast was that thing going they didn’t have time to switch cameras?”
But a third suggested: “It was NASA’s rocket heading to Mars.”
The bizarre shape hangs suspended over the Chinese city
It isn’t the first time UFOs have reportedly been captured soaring past the ISS.
A cluster of objects were spotted hovering above Earth back in March, sparking claims they were alien ships “harnessing water from our clouds”.
And earlier this year, a pink smog-like cloud was seen descending towards the planet.