Footage showing a mysterious black UFO hovering ominously over New York City has gone viral online and sparked a debate in multiple UFO forums. Some UFO enthusiasts are speculating that the mysterious object was parked in the sky by technologically advanced aliens or a galactic federation of extraterrestrials that monitor Earth and "protect our solar system and galaxy."
The footage, allegedly filmed by a motorist who spotted it hovering in the sky as he crossed a bridge connecting Staten Island and New Jersey, was uploaded to YouTube on July 16, 2016, by YouTube UFO hunters Secureteam10.
According to Secureteam10 narrator, Tyler Glockner, the puzzled motorist sent the footage to his YouTube channel.
"There is an advanced race of beings that monitor Earth to protect our solar system and galaxy."The video allegedly shows a huge, black object hovering in the sky over New York in a manner reminiscent of scenes from the Independence Day movie (see video below).
The "ominous" black object could also be seen from nearby New Jersey, according to witnesses.
Glockner said he received multiple email reports about the alleged sighting. The UFO was seen by several witnesses who said it was stationary in the sky over New York for hours.
Glockner claims that hours before he received the first video clip showing the strange object in the sky, he received a strange report from an unnamed Staten Island resident, who claimed to have heard strange and unnatural "vibrational sounds" over the Staten Island area.
According to the witness, the strange sound grew in loudness until he could feel the vibration.
"[The witness] heard [and felt vibrations] that seemed to grow in loudness to the point where he could feel vibrations."The sound did not appear to come from beneath the ground or from any source on the ground, such as a factory, but directly from above, as if a large aircraft with powerful engines was approaching.
Glockner said the witness told him his children also heard the sound emanating from the sky and that no one could explain it.
Secureteam10 received a copy of the UFO video shortly after the reports of strange sounds in the sky. Glockner linked the strange sounds with the mysterious black UFO because the area where the strange sounds were heard coincided with the location of the sighting.
"One of the emails I received from a source who lives in Staten Island, shortly before this object appeared, said that he began hearing a faint, sort of sound that seemed to grow in loudness to the point where the source said he could actually faintly feel vibrations," Glockner said.
The witness who filmed the UFO could not tell whether it was actually moving -- as it appears in the video -- or whether it was hovering over a spot and only appeared to be moving.But reports that multiple witnesses saw the UFO hovering over Staten Island area for several hours suggested that it was stationary in the sky.
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.""Wow! this is so much like the scene from Independence day that I thought it was a trailer from the new film! Kill me now!" an enthusiast commented on the Mirror.
"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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