UFO hunters claim that new footage captured over Popocatepetl in the state of Puebla and Morelos in Mexico by cameras filming the active volcano 24 hours a day shows a mysterious bright light UFO, allegedly an alien flying saucer, streaking through skies close to the volcano.
The footage was captured by a 24-hour webcam installed and connected to the Web Cams De Mexico website after the 17,800 feet active volcano erupted last week, sending a column of ash and smoke 6,500 feet into the air.
The footage shows the bright UFO whizzing past the volcano trailed by smoke. It passes behind the mountain and emerges on the other side seconds later.
Some UFO researchers claimed that the long and thin streak-of-light appearance of the UFO in the footage was due to the fact that it was moving at tremendous speed when it zipped past the volcano. UFO researchers argued that the shape of the streak of light suggests the UFO was a flying saucer.
According to UFO hunters, the latest footage from Popocatepetl, a notorious UFO hotspot, is evidence of extraterrestrial activity in and around the volcano. But skeptics have dismissed the suggestion, saying that the object could have been an airplane or material ejected by the volcano.
The website Web Cams De Mexico claimed that the object was not a UFO but a man-made airplane. According to the website, which first uploaded the clip online, the footage shows "...what could be seen at Popocatepetl."
"This is what could be seen at Popocatepetl. We believe it was a plane."
Other UFO hunters argued that the glimpse of the flying object offered in the footage shows that the object was unlike any known man-made aircraft. They argued that the UFO was most likely an alien flying saucer that appeared as a thin streak of light because it whizzed past the volcano at tremendous speed.
Several UFO enthusiasts suggested it was monitoring the volcano and collecting data to predict future activity.
Refuting the argument that it was a man-made airplane, a UFO enthusiast wrote, "I don't think it's a plane because the airport is 30 km (19 miles) from the volcano of Popocatepetl towards the northeast and when a commercial plane flies around volcanoes, they set a 7 or 8,000-meter altitude."
[Note: YouTube below shows Popocatepetl erupting on April 3]