Some alien life conspiracy theorists suggest a UFO has been captured in footage purportedly filmed on October 1 in Canterbury, New Hampshire. The amateur video apparently shows a shows an odd anomaly sandwiched between two clouds.
The object in question is similarly cloud-coloured and vaguely spherical in shape.
This has led UFO hunters such as Scott Waring to speculate about its provenance.
Mr Waring wrote on his UFO Sightings blog: “The eyewitness was driving through Canterbury when he noticed a silver orb near the clouds.
“He tried his best to record it, but keeping an eye on the road was clearly more important.
“Lucky for us, he also kept an eye and camera on the UFO.
“The object is round and does seem to be deliberately flying near the clouds.
“It may have been hiding within one of them and decided to move to a new cloud.
“At the end of the video is a close up in slow motion. This is 100 percent alien in origin.”
Mr Waring also provides a short statement from whom he claims is the original eyewitness.
They are quoted as saying: “Silver sphere in clouds moves slowly while shape shifting until it blasts away from me.
“Sun reflecting off it while it appears to be struggling to launch off.
“You can see it clearly in the video even though it is small.
“Video zoomed and slowed down.”
However, closer inspection of the three and a half minute-long clip does not back-up their claims.
The object is more likely to be simply a very small, fluffy cloud being blown across the horizon.
The phenomenon of UFO sightings shows no sign of abating, most likely due to the ubiquity of smartphone cameras.
Earth remains the only known source of intelligent life in the Universe – at least so far.
The vast majority of supposed UFO sightings can be explained with the phenomenon called pareidolia.
This is a form of apophenia, which relates to our unconscious bias of seeing recognisable shapes and patterns where they do not actually exist.