On Friday, June 18, a powerful bomb was set off near the USS Gerald R. Ford by the US Navy off the coast of Florida. The bomb was so powerful it triggered a magnitude 3.9 quake, with the US detonating the bomb to see if its ship was ready for war.
While the mission was as successful as a detonation could possibly be, some eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists spotted something in the distance.
One alien hunter believes he spotted a “kilometre-long” UFO hovering in the background.
The claim was made by prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring.
Mr Waring claimed aliens were watching the event in order to learn more about humanity’s technology.
Mr Waring made the claim on his blog UFO Sightings Daily.
He said: “During the video, I quickly noticed a double disk UFO on the upper left of the screen.
“The UFO is huge, about 1km in diameter and is semi-hidden among the clouds, but still is noticeable.
“The UFO is seen in most parts of the video and is 100 percent proof that aliens are monitoring the US Navy and took a keen interest in this explosion test.
Astronomer Chris Impey, from the University of Arizona, said most UFOs have “mundane” explanations.
He argued there are billions of objects in the space near Earth which are more than likely the inspiration for supposed UFO sightings.
He wrote in The Conversation: “Most UFOs have mundane explanations. Over half can be attributed to meteors, fireballs and the planet Venus.
“Such bright objects are familiar to astronomers but are often not recognised by members of the public.”
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