U̳F̳O̳ h̳u̳n̳t̳e̳r̳s̳ have excitedly shared intriguing amateur video purportedly showing a pair of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ craft over Australia.
But despite the dubious nature of the so-called Unidentified Flying Object claim, self-styled ET expert Scott Waring believes this is incontrovertible evidence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ visitors. Mr Waring wrote on his U̳F̳O̳ Sightings Daily site: “This is an amazing catch over Sydney yesterday.
“The eyewitness recorded two metallic disks moving towards a cloud.
“The objects are not level but frequently wobble which shows us the true disk shape.
“The objects were heading to the nearest cloud to hide within as you can see in the video.
“This video is 100 percent proof that U̳F̳O̳s are watching over Sydney.”
The controversial a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life conspiracy theorist also provided what he claims is a statement from the eyewitness who believes they witnessed a U̳F̳O̳.
They are quoted as saying: “[At] about 11am on September 28 two office associates noticed a round silver object moving at steady pace from north to south coming from about above the Gladesville area.
“After returning from getting a phone to record the object we noticed a second object high in the sky about Balmain / Pyrmont area.
“The two objects began to slowly dance about in the sky by a cloud and one began to tumble forward whilst the other moved straight up into and through the cloud.
“Both objects were very shiny they caught and reflected the sun brightly.
“The objects continued this behaviour for about 10 minutes and disappeared.
“This area is directly in the flight path from Sydney airport.
“They were far too small to be aeroplanes and they were too round and without a tail or visible rotor to be helicopters.
“I don’t believe they were drones as they were about the size of a small (pinky) fingernail to the naked eye.”
However, the apparent anomalies are in fact obviously weather balloon or blimps.
U̳F̳O̳ sightings can be explained through a phenomenon known as pareidolia.
Although the footage convinced some, others were less certain about the U̳F̳O̳ claims.
YouTube user Maxammo22 commented: “Idk Scott, looks man made to me.
“It’s not doing anything out of the ordinary or sporadic. Maybe a helicopter or weather balloon.”
Pareidolia is a type of apophenia describing our propensity to see recognisable shapes and patterns where they do not exist.
This effect can notoriously cause people to see faces in clouds or U̳F̳O̳s 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.”