Remarkable images have emerged of an anomaly, apparently inadvertently captured over Japan. Two photographs seem to show five bright lights equidistant from each other, high in a dusk-darkened sky above a stadium.
Self-styled expert in all things extraterrestrial Scott Waring believes this is photographic proof of the existence of alien visitors.
He took to his UFO Sightings Daily blog to speculate about the significance of these photos.
He said: “Five glowing orbs were seen over a stadium in Japan this week.
“The stadium is 29km [18 miles] from Tokyo.
“The UFOs are hovering over the Japanese flag on top of the stadium.
“The five glowing orbs are working in unison, but I believe they are five different craft.”
Mr Waring then proceeds to offer a bizarre explanation for why UFOs should wish to observe the baseball game.
He said: “Maybe aliens are there to observe how Japanese are dealing with COVID-19 and the stress of new rules.
“How humanity relaxes, at the ball park, is a great way to see how humans deal with the new and complex stresses of life.
“It’s not clear if the eyewitness saw it or realised it later after seeing the photos.
“But the photos are amazing evidence that aliens are observing the Japanese.”
The controversial alien life conspiracy theorists also provide quotes from the eyewitness.
They reportedly wrote: “Again, UFO appears on the stadium, on the flag.
“Same as mysterious phenomenon – maybe it’s [a] resident? I wonder if I’m enjoying baseball?”
However, a far more rational explanation for the phenomenon is lens flare caused by the stadium’s powerful lights hitting the camera.
Scientists have yet to find any incontrovertible evidence of intelligent alien life elsewhere in the universe.
The overwhelming majority of UFO sightings can be explained through a phenomenon called pareidolia.
This is a form of apophenia describing the brain’s proclivity to spot recognisable shapes and patterns where they do not exist.
This can cause people to see faces in clouds or UFOs in actually mundane objects.
The US space agency NASA said in a statement: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognisable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data. There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”