Residents of Houston, Texas, experienced an incredible UFO sighting last week, and the unusual circle of aerial lights they observed was captured in both images and video.
The UFO was spotted by Houston residents on August 11th, Huffington Post UK notes. The object appeared during a thunderstorm and manifested as a circle of lights hovering amidst the clouds. Many Houston residents snapped pictures of the mysteriously illuminated circle, posting their observations of the UFO on Twitter.
UFO sighting in Houston during a lightning storm. Oh okay pic.twitter.com/gZwQyYcNyz
— Deziree Angel ♡ (@Thattwatdeziree) August 14, 2014
Dr. Carolyn Sumners, vice president for Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, said that she thinks “the trick in UFO’s is figuring out what else they could be… It’s easy to say that could be the aliens.” As WTSP points out, Sumners investigates and is working on a show about UFOs. “If it’s a real object and it looks like it is — the more people who see it in different directions, the more likely we are to figure out where it is, what it is and see if we can explain it.”
UFO over Houston’s east side pic.twitter.com/axYv9H829M
— nathaniel xavier (@djnayyz) August 12, 2014
UFO over Houston today @KPRCLocal2 pic.twitter.com/yStb03cHai
— californication™ (@Socal__714) August 12, 2014
While multiple images of the UFO in the Houston sky made their way to Twitter, video of the strange phenomenon was captured as well. Filmed from a moving car, the video could have a much more mundane explanation, according to Fletcher Gray, a volunteer chief investigator with the Texas chapter of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. “It’s no more than light trapped in the side window,” says Gray, claiming that the UFO observed in the video is, in reality, the reflection of highway lights.
Surprisingly, the Houston images don’t represent the only UFO to make headlines recently. Just yesterday, The Inquisitr reported on a video from a Canadian TV station that seemed to inadvertently catch a UFO in the background of their shot. While some UFO enthusiasts claimed that it was a craft of extraterrestrial origin, MUFON video analyst Marc Dantonio posited that the object was in fact a type of bright meteor known as a “boldie.”
— Geo0989 (@WhAtWouldHOVAdO) August 12, 2014
Mass sightings of UFOs are usually followed by revelations that the object in question was a government weather balloon, an experimental test aircraft, or some other type of explainable phenomenon. In this case, however, there has been no such announcement, leaving residents to ponder whether a drone, stadium lights, or something else could have been responsible for the strange Houston UFO sightings.
[Image via Daily Mail]