The witness said that at first he thought it was a banner being towed behind a plane. But after searching the sky for an airplane he realized he was mistaken.
The nature of the mysterious UFO remains a mystery, but some skeptics and detractors of Secureteam10 have dismissed the video as yet another CGI hoax by the immensely popular YouTube channel which introduces itself as "your source for reporting the best in new UFO sighting news, information on the government cover-up, and the alien activity happening on and off of our planet."
"This is a cool video from NYC that shows a dark object moving slowly over the buildings," writes UFO blogger Scott C. Waring on his UFO Sightings Daily blog. "The object is hard to make out, but does look about the size of a city bus, so yeah, it would be hard to miss."
And hundreds of fans of the UFO channel debated on the nature of the strange UFO. Although some thought it was probably a man-made craft, several suggested it was of extraterrestrial origin and that the sighting was reminiscent of scenes from the Independence Day movie.
"I wish an advanced alien race would make themselves known and give us some guidance."
"This is actually better than the new independence day film," another said.
"There is an advanced race of beings that monitor Earth to protect our solar system and galaxy," an enthusiast declared. "If necessary, they will make themselves known to the populace of this planet. Some humans are aware of this Council. This may be the year they make their presence known on a global scale."
Another enthusiast said he wished that an advanced alien race would reveal themselves to mankind and provide guidance to global peace and prosperity.
"I know this is a bit far out, but sometimes I wish an advanced alien race would make themselves known and give us some guidance," the enthusiast commented. "I really truly think it's time we admit the fact we need it."
Such comments are consistent with hopes among members of the UFO disclosure movement that the leaders of top Western countries are on the brink of caving in to pressure and making public announcements confirming that humans are not alone in the universe and that aliens have been visiting Earth.
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