A video has begun circulating on the internet of hundreds of white balls hovering over a family gathering in California. In the video, the family can be heard panicking about what the objects are as more and more of the objects begin to gather. At first, only three can be seen, but by the end there are at least 100 clear in the video.
As the video continues, the panic can be heard growing more obvious in the video.
At one point, you can hear the person behind the camera stating: “What the heck, it’s like some sort of constellation.”
The family submitted the video to the UFO investigation network MUFON in an attempt to gain more clarity.
The eyewitness statement read: “White orbs seen high in the sky from backyard. Approximately 3 or so at first appearance, three objects looked like they were dropped from the sky and coming toward earth, meanwhile noticed the 100 or so orbs farther up in the sky.
“Orbs stayed in random, stationary pattern then most of the group floated East, while apx six orbs remained hovering In groups of two.
“Through binoculars it appeared that an elongated object was hanging down from the center, bottom of the closer orbs but still to far away to see definition. First segments of video clip show Orbs as white dots in the sky.”
Prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring offered his analysis of the sighting.
He wrote on his blog ET Database: “Watch as this family panics trying to get the mother to come out of the house to see the UFO fleet above.
“They were so scared that they shook while holding the camera and only caught the fleet in about 30 percent of the video.
“That’s what makes me know its real. Its a real authentic reaction to such an event.
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“Awesome video, but to see them well, please pause the video at parts.”
However, some viewers of the video were not convinced that the objects were a sign of an extraterrestrial invasion, offering up a more natural explanation.
One person said: “Attack of the balloons,” another simply added: “birds”.
While the existence of aliens has never been confirmed, the US Department of Defense has recently acknowledged a video from a US Navy pilot’s radar footage of a mystery UFO with “glowing aura” and flying erratically.
The video first circulated back in 2017, but it took the DoD three years to acknowledge the video’s existence.
According to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough, the sighting was released “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos”.
She said: “After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorised release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”
When the 2017 footage emerged, a former Pentagon employee Luis Elizondo, who headed up a secret official UFO program, said it was “compelling evidence” we might not be alone in the universe.
Mr Elizondo said: “These aircraft – we’ll call them aircraft – are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of.
“Things that don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and manoeuvring in ways that include extreme manoeuvrability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.”