A mysterious object seen hovering over the mouth of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico could yet again trigger another round of debate between believers and skeptics on the existence of intelligent alien life.
UFO watcher Scott Waring posted images of the unusual object he described as a cigar-shaped UFO on the website UFO Sightings Daily. He said that he found the anomaly in an archived live cam footage of the volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico.
Although the mysterious object was initially difficult to distinguish, the form became more apparent when the image was enlarged. It appeared as a black oblong-shaped object flying near the clouds. Waring likewise said that it was not the first time that a UFO was spotted in that particular area.
"I have been keeping an eye on this live cam for over five years now and I have reported over 50 UFOs over it since then," Waring said in a post.
One of these supposed UFO sightings occurred in 2013 and was captured in a video that showed what seemed to be a UFO flying above Popocatepetl volcano. The footage, which depicted a spacecraft approaching the volcano, showed the mysterious vehicle slowing down and turning towards the crater of the mountain, where it descended. The footage was taken on May 30 at 8:30 p.m.
Mutual UFO Network chief photo and video analyst Marc D'Antonio said that this clip could be depicting a meteor that fell over the volcano. He also noted that the path of the object could also be illusory.
"In this case, the object is moving from right to left and appears to be descending, but it is exactly this behavior you see if an aircraft at altitude is heading away from you -- this is the consequence of perspective and round Earth," D'Antonio said.
In 2012, a similar video emerged showing another UFO shaped like a cigar exhibiting the same behavior.
UFO Sightings Daily is a hub for UFO enthusiasts. On Friday, Feb. 13, the website shared another UFO discovery in a video taken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) outside the International Space Station (ISS).
Space watchers claimed that the clip, which was posted by YouTube user Streetcap1 online on Thursday and has been dubbed the "Friday the 13th" sighting, could be depicting a UFO. The video has been viewed over 12,000 times since it was first uploaded.