On Sept. 5, a Gilroy family stepped outside their house to see a string of mysterious flying objects high in the sky.
GhostTheory.com, which describes itself as "one of the web's leading paranormal websites," shared video from the Gilroy sighting on Monday, explaining the following:
Most of the videos that make it to my inbox are so obviously fake or easily explainable. This new video from Gilroy, California just doesn’t seem to fit in those two categories. When I see a video that shows a string of lights floating high up in the sky, I immediately assume they are lanterns or flares. Trust me, I’ve seen my share of these videos. [Lanterns'] distinguishable fiery glow can be seen from a distance.
On Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012, residents of Gilroy witnessed a strange series of bright (white) lights traveling in a single-line flight pattern. No FAA-required blinking red lights are visible.
The video, uploaded to YouTube, which can be watched by hitting the play button above, is entitled "Up to the Minute Mass UFO Sighting, September 5, 2012, Gilroy, California." Included in the 44 comments on the video are many who buy into the idea that it was indeed a UFO flyover.
"I hate when people say 'What is that?!' You already know in your gut what it is. Just accept it," commenter Ctube29 wrote.
"A non-believer will find ANY excuse to fill in that gap of ignorance," wrote commenter OmegaUfoChannel. "We won't be able to sway them until they see them for themselves. Even then, they may continue to say 'Chinese lanterns.'"
Google searches turn up several other videos claiming to be UFO sightings in Gilroy over the last few months.
What do you think the mysterious lights were? Did you see them? Do you believe in aliens? Tell us in the comments!