A flying tubular object in Mexico has caught the imagination of conspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts.
This weekend we reported on an astonishing video captured by a woman as she was driving in the Mexican state of Baja California. The video appears to be of a UFO in a tubular, vertical shape that is hovering and moving in an odd fashion, and it immediately lit up the Internet and social media. And there are some very good reasons for that.
The video, which is embedded at the bottom of this post, has caused UFO experts like Pedro Ramirez to tell the media that it is a sign the aliens are watching us closely. They say the recent increase in launches by SpaceX and NASA, for example, is concerning for the aliens who are monitoring us humans closely.
So what’s so special about this video? Despite the proliferation of smartphones making everyone a videographer, UFOs captured on video still remain quite rare. According to Wikipedia, there have only been 25 reported sightings of a UFO in the 21st century, and not all were captured on video.
As scientists continue to find intriguing new evidence that life exists elsewhere in the universe, or perhaps even in the solar system, such sightings raise hopes – or suspicions – among people that we are not alone in the universe. Still, while scientists put a lot of stock in aliens existing somewhere, most experts believe that such sightings can usually be explained away by something more mundane.
That said, people will be breaking down this video for a long time to come, and no matter what you think of UFOs and aliens, it’s certainly a fascinating video to behold.