There was excitement in the city of Geneva in Switzerland last Wednesday after hundreds of people took to social media to report sighting a mysterious UFO that hovered in the dark skies over the La Praille area of the city near the stadium.
Scores of excited witnesses took to Facebook moments after the sighting to upload photographs and videos of the mysterious object.
The UFO hovered over the Geneva stadium area for about 20 seconds at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, before speeding away. Witnesses said they saw the shape and form of a solid object hovering in the sky very clearly. It was a dark-colored circular object that glowed brightly in the night sky as it took off and sped away after hovering for several seconds.
Others described it as oval-shaped and flat-topped.
"Everyone sees the same thing as me? It's completely crazy! UFO above the industrial area behind the stage of la praille #ufogva."
A witness told Tribune de Genève that he saw the circular shape of an enormous UFO in the sky and that it was "as big as a plane."
As it hovered over the stadium area it emitted a strange shrill noise, the witness added.
"It was about 8:30 p.m.," he continued. "The phenomenon lasted about 20 seconds and the object departed at once, as if it was burning."
"We can hardly see anything on the photo, but we clearly distinguished an oval and flatted-shaped object with three lights; then it quickly disappeared," another witness, identified as Sacha, reported on Facebook.
The website 20 Minutes reports that Sacha said he had always been skeptical about UFOs but the sighting on Wednesday evening over the stadium changed his attitude.
"It changed my way of thinking. Let's say that before I believed 30 percent in UFOs, now I believe 70 percent."
The mystery of the strange craft over the Geneva stadium was compounded when the control tower at the Geneva International Airport responded to inquiries, saying that surveillance radar did not detect any unusual activity over the La Praille area between 8 p.m. and midnight.