Amateur footage has emerged some believe shows some Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) which are alien in origin. The shaky handheld video is trained on the night sky and some strange lights can be seen buzzing about.
The three and a half minute clip was supposedly shot this week in Howard Beach, New York.
Self-styled expert in all things ET Scott Waring is among these suggesting YouTube user really has captured evidence of UFO.
Mr Waring took to his UFO Sightings Daily blog to speculate about the provenance of the sighting.
He wrote: “At first this looks like the big dipper star constellation, but then they slowly move and change positions.
“They move closer and closer to the eyewitnesses as if its the UFOs watching them.
“This is a common theme in many past UFO reports.”
His already bizarre claims take an even stranger turn, after Mr Waring suggests humans sent a craft of their own to examine the so-called UFOs.
He said: “The absolute proof of this being alien craft is that they were seen on radar and a plane was seen in the video investigating the UFOs at 1.30am ET into the video.
“You can tell the plane by its flashing aircraft lights as it slows down near the UFOs.
“This is serious proof that aliens exist and are watching us back.”
The alien life conspiracy theorist then proceeds to provide a statement from the original eyewitness.
Michael Jocson PT, who uploaded the footage wrote: “This happened around 10:15pm. UFOs???!
“We were hangin [sic] out in our backyard, checking out the Full Moon and Mars and surrounding stars with the Sky View app when these showed up.
“The app wasn’t identifying these objects that seemed to be hovering in a sequence.
“There were about 5 to 6 of them where each one disappeared gradually.”
However, this video almost certainly does not depict UFOs and the lights are most probably just drones flying overhead.
No evidence of intelligent alien life has so far been discovered elsewhere in the Universe.
And almost all UFO sightings can be explained with the phenomenon pareidolia.
This describes our brain’s ability to see recognisable shapes and patterns where they do not exist.
This can make people spot so-called evidence of aliens in mundane objects.
US space agency NASA said: “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.”