A UFO has been spotted spying close to Newport, Virginia, according to claims made by an alien conspiracy theorist. The amateur smartphone footage appears to show an odd anomaly hovering low in the sky.
Due to the grainy nature of the video, it is difficult to definitely confirm what the object is.
Alien life conspiracy theorist Scott Waring took to his UFO Sightings Daily blog to speculate widely about his latest dubious discovery.
Waring said: “This UFO was recorded flying over Newport, Virginia last week.
“There is a military base there and the eyewitness often sees millard craft, but this surprised him.”
The UFO hunter proceeds to offer his reasons for suggesting why he believes this is evidence of extraterrestrial visitors and its worrying implications.
He said: “This object in the video tilts for a few seconds and at that moment it looks like a thick disk.
“But then it tilts and we see it from its side looking thin.
“Very odd craft. [Old US Air Force unidentified flying objects study] Project Blue Book reports have reported dozens of alien craft near US military bases.
“It looks like aliens are worried and want to show the military they can do as they want, when they want and even shut down nuclear missiles.
“For aliens do do this they probably predicted that in the near future an armed conflict with China is about to occur.
“[This is] 100 percent alien and proof aliens still watch over humanity’s safety.”
Waring also supplies what he claims is an eyewitness account of the purported sighting.
They say: “I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, the Moon was out and it was daylight outside.
“I looked down and then back up at the moon and saw this.
“I have lived near military bases for over a decade.
“I frequently see F22s and all manner of commercial and military aircraft.”
However, the ‘object’ is likely in reality simply a small cloud. Experts describe this is an example of pareidolia, the phenomenon of recognising objects or patterns in unrelated objects. Pareidolia is a form of apophenia, a general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information. US space agency NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognisable shapes in clouds or rocks.”