A shocked dad claims he saw a ‘man made or alien’ UFO while bird watching in his garden.
Bret Harrison Jones was out with his camera when he spotted the ‘pill-shaped’ object from his home in Guilford County, North Carolina, in the USA.
The footage shows the flashing cylindrical shape in the distance, which Bret believes was at least the height of a commercial aircraft or even ‘outside the atmosphere’.
The 34-year-old eBay seller claims he was ‘blown away’ by what he captured and believes it is ‘unexplainable’ and most likely ‘otherworldly’.
The eerie video has gone viral on social media where it amassed almost 40,000 views and some even claimed to know what UFO craft it was – the infamous ‘black triangle’ TR-3B.
Bret said: “I was outside capturing video and photos of birds.
“I spent about an hour outside before deciding to head back in and then I saw a tiny flash in the corner of my eye.
“I happened to notice this random flashing light that just kept flashing that was kind of behind an airplane.
“I decided to try to capture it. I saw it for maybe 10 seconds or so and my camera would not focus on it so I thought I did not capture it at all.
“But, low and behold, there was a brief flash and if you look carefully you can see this big flash comes into focus and you can see a pill-shaped object.
“When I saw it when I came back inside, it just blew me away. It was not what I expected at all.
“I don’t know what that is. It’s got two ends to it and it also looks like it’s got a tether coming off the front of it or it’s ejecting some kind of fluid off it.
“I think there is something unexplainable in the video, a UFO. I am not sure whether it is man made or alien.
“At the time, I strongly suspected the object to be at least the distance of a commercial aircraft.
“After analysing I think this is the case, and also it could be even further away, potentially outside the atmosphere.”
In his video, Bret gives a detailed voiceover account of how he captured the footage and what equipment he used.
His rigorous description won him praise from other UFO enthusiasts – though some felt there was a more rational explanation of what it could be.
Bret said: “Some people flatly claimed it is a Mylar balloon, [and said] ‘you can even see the tether’.
“[However] a few claim to know what UFO craft it is – a TR-3B.”
Bret is sceptical that what he captured could be a balloon.
He added: “Some say it is a balloon because of various factors; tether, floats with predominant wind direction, no noise, and Mylar balloons can look like they are flashing because they are so shiny.
“Given my entire experience, and analysing the video as best I can at this point, I have a hard time with that theory.
“I cannot completely rule it out, but the images I captured show a sequence of flashing, and tone changes on each end independently all within a fraction of a second.
“It just does not behave like a balloon would in my mind doing all of that in a such a short time without changing orientation much.
“The weird part to me is the idea that it kind of looks electrical, like a battery or fuse.
“[The reason I think it was a UFO is] it was visibly different than all the other flying craft.
“[There was] no trail left. Just this very tiny intense random flashing.
“The images I did capture look otherworldly to me. It behaves like something that did not want to be seen.
“I cannot say for sure what it is, but my gut reaction is that it is something otherworldly.”
It is not the first unexplained sighting that Bret has made.
Bret said: “In the past I saw a silvery triangle in the clouds that I was not able to capture. It was small and did not hang around for long.
“I also saw an object at night that looked like a star but started moving slowly while turning slightly, then it curved sharply and got very small until it disappeared like it was moving far away quickly.”
“I was searching for birds to take photos of.
“I’m always looking up – looking for birds, looking for planes, looking for anything I can see in the sky, [such as] critters I can photos or video of.
“I have always believed in UFOs, aliens and other paranormal aspects of reality.
“This experience did not change the way I feel about that one way or another. I find it incredibly difficult to believe we are alone in such a huge universe.”