U̳F̳O̳ enthusiasts claim to have found concrete evidence of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s visiting our planet after an unusual formation of lights was filmed in the skies over Utah.
The supposed encounter with an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ U̳F̳O̳ was caught on camera on June 14 this year in the city of Lehi, Utah County. Two video clips filmed by Jason Gustavson appear to show a formation of four bright lights travelling in a straight line over a busy road. The videos were spliced together and posted online by the YouTube channel U̳F̳O̳ Institute.
A very brief statement shared under the clip reads: “Hey ya’ll I’m in Lehi Utah west and south of Skinwalker and I saw these up in the air anybody else seen these?”
A man can be heard in the video saying: “No way, this is a U̳F̳O̳.”
A voice is also later heard asking: “What the hell is that?”
Although naysayers would be right to tick off the most plausible explanations that come to mind – drones or aircraft – conspiracy theories have proposed a much more radical theory: a cloaked a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ spacecraft.
The outrageous claim was put forward by Scott C Waring, a self-titled U̳F̳O̳ expert and host of the blog U̳F̳O̳SightingsDaily.com.
Mr Waring is a staunch believer in e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ phenomena and is convinced a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s are living among us, hidden in plain sight.
He has previously called on SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk to retrieve from the Moon what he believes is the carcass of a crashed U̳F̳O̳.
The conspiracy theorist has also claimed to have found evidence of ET activity on Mars in pictures snapped by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.
Commenting on the Utah U̳F̳O̳ on his blog, Mr Waring bizarrely claimed the four lights are indicative of a single a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ craft using some sort of cloaking technology.
He said: “Wow this video is amazing! Those lights in the sky remind me of the famous Phoenix Lights U̳F̳O̳ incident long ago.
“At first what I thought was a reflection from the street traffic lights turned into something more monumental.
“This is not four U̳F̳O̳s, but actually a single larger craft that is cloaked from view… however sometimes the propulsion systems are visible and sometimes the ship itself becomes visible for a few seconds to a few minutes during sunset.”
There is, of course, no real evidence to support the theory a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s are here and are watching us.
Mr Waring, however, is convinced a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s are here and possess superior technology to ours.
He added: “I’m pretty sure the US military will try to take credit for it and spread disinformation and make the public believe it’s nothing at all, but it’s 100 percent a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳.”
There has been a renewed interest in U̳F̳O̳ phenomena this year in the run-up to the US P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ publishing a report into U̳F̳O̳ sightings made by US military personnel.
Although many believe the report vindicated more than 50 years of U̳F̳O̳ research, the report’s findings were inconclusive.
The P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ report neither denied nor confirmed the presence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ craft in US airspace but admitted an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ origin cannot be discounted for unexplained unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – military jargon for U̳F̳O̳.
As far as Mr Waring’s enthusiasm towards U̳F̳O̳, many experts believe it can be explained through a phenomenon known as pareidolia.
Pareidolia is a peculiar trick of the mind that causes people to see familiar shapes where they do not exist
The US space agency NASA explained: “It is the psychological phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.”
U̳F̳O̳ experts have previously told Express.co.uk U̳F̳O̳ sightings can often be explained by “aircraft or helicopter lights, Chinese lanterns” or even reflections on low clouds under certain conditions.