The supposed encounter with an alien UFO was caught on camera on June 14 this year in the city of Lehi, Utah County. Two video clips filmed by Jason Gustavson appear to show a formation of four bright lights travelling in a straight line over a busy road. The videos were spliced together and posted online by the YouTube channel UFO Institute.
A very brief statement shared under the clip reads: “Hey ya’ll I’m in Lehi Utah west and south of Skinwalker and I saw these up in the air anybody else seen these?”
A man can be heard in the video saying: “No way, this is a UFO.”
A voice is also later heard asking: “What the hell is that?”
Although naysayers would be right to tick off the most plausible explanations that come to mind – drones or aircraft – conspiracy theories have proposed a much more radical theory: a cloaked alien spacecraft.
UFO sighting: These mystery lights were filmed in the skies over Lehi, Utah, in the US (Image: UFO INSTITUTE)
UFO sighting: A man is heard in the video calling the lights a UFO (Image: UFO INSTITUTE)
The outrageous claim was put forward by Scott C Waring, a self-titled UFO expert and host of the blog UFOSightingsDaily.com.
Mr Waring is a staunch believer in extraterrestrial phenomena and is convinced aliens are living among us, hidden in plain sight.
He has previously called on SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk to retrieve from the Moon what he believes is the carcass of a crashed UFO.
The conspiracy theorist has also claimed to have found evidence of ET activity on Mars in pictures snapped by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.
Commenting on the Utah UFO on his blog, Mr Waring bizarrely claimed the four lights are indicative of a single alien craft using some sort of cloaking technology.
He said: “Wow this video is amazing! Those lights in the sky remind me of the famous Phoenix Lights UFO incident long ago.
“At first what I thought was a reflection from the street traffic lights turned into something more monumental.
“This is not four UFOs, but actually a single larger craft that is cloaked from view… however sometimes the propulsion systems are visible and sometimes the ship itself becomes visible for a few seconds to a few minutes during sunset.”
There is, of course, no real evidence to support the theory aliens are here and are watching us.
Mr Waring, however, is convinced aliens are here and possess superior technology to ours.
UFO sighting: Do you believe intelligent aliens have visited our planet? (Image: EXPRESS)
UFO sighting: A conspiracy theorists believes this was a single alien craft (Image: UFO INSTITUE)
He added: “I’m pretty sure the US military will try to take credit for it and spread disinformation and make the public believe it’s nothing at all, but it’s 100 percent alien.”
There has been a renewed interest in UFO phenomena this year in the run-up to the US Pentagon publishing a report into UFO sightings made by US military personnel.
Although many believe the report vindicated more than 50 years of UFO research, the report’s findings were inconclusive.
The Pentagon report neither denied nor confirmed the presence of alien craft in US airspace but admitted an alien origin cannot be discounted for unexplained unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – military jargon for UFO.
As far as Mr Waring’s enthusiasm towards UFO, many experts believe it can be explained through a phenomenon known as pareidolia.
Pareidolia is a peculiar trick of the mind that causes people to see familiar shapes where they do not exist
The US space agency NASA explained: “It is the psychological phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.”
UFO experts have previously told Express.co.uk UFO sightings can often be explained by “aircraft or helicopter lights, Chinese lanterns” or even reflections on low clouds under certain conditions.