There was excited speculation among members of the UFO community earlier this week after footage emerged on multiple Peruvian websites purportedly showing a burning orb or flying saucer UFO crashing to Earth over the Peruvian capital city Lima.
According to local media reports, hundreds of stunned residents of Lima witnessed the mysterious burning or orange glowing UFO streaking earthward across the sky at dusk.
Reports that similar objects were sighted recently in other parts of the country, including over the highlands and the Amazon rainforest regions of the country sparked excited speculation, with many UFO enthusiasts suggesting that the country was experiencing a wave of extraterrestrial visitations.
But no one could explain why aliens were taking a special interest in Peru.
The minute-long footage causing excitement in multiple UFO forums first emerged last week on a Peruvian website Canaln. It shows a bright or "burning" object illuminating dark skies and leaving a trail of bright light behind it as it streaked earthward, according to the Daily Mail.
The object, described by some witnesses as oval-shaped, can been seen in the video falling to Earth until it eventually disappeared behind a row of trees.
But skeptics have dismissed claims that the mysterious object was an alien UFO, saying it was more likely space junk making re-entry or a meteor burning in the atmosphere as it plunged to the ground.
However, some UFO enthusiasts claimed that part of the footage showing a street light turning on suddenly as the mysterious object passed over it suggests that the object was not space junk or a meteor but alien technology that was able to influence or control electrical equipment remotely through some form of interference.
Skeptics responded that the street light turning on was only a coincidence and that there was nothing unusual or remarkable about street light turning on at dusk when it was nearly dark.
"UFO? Sure. But the light likely turns on at dusk. Would have been more impressed if only that light turned on."