On Thursday evening, a number of residents from across China claimed they witnessed a UFO in the night sky that left an unusual trail behind.
A mysteriously-looking object was spotted by residents of Beijing, Shanxi province and Inner Mongolia on October 11, Chinese media reported.
Chinese social media outlets have been inundated by videos and photos of the alleged sighting:
ET has phoned home! UFO sightings were reportedly witnessed around China, including in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Shaanxi on Oct. 11. Experts say the sightings are most likely tracks left in the sky by high-altitude aircraft, as similar cases occurred in April. pic.twitter.com/RrpYL7T6WB
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) October 12, 2018
While there’s always a slight hope among conspiracy enthusiasts and UFO-maniacs that this was a spaceship with extraterrestrials on board, the trails were most likely left by high-altitude aircraft, Chinese media alleged.