It’s the sight that baffled South American locals and sparked talk of an extraterrestrial crash-landing onto earth.
Now footage has emerged of a mysterious fireball shooting through the sky in Peru, before disappearing beyond the horizon.
Captured in the early hours of the evening, speculation intensified over a possible UFO as insiders questioned the trajectory of the falling object.
Officials have attempted to quash alien talk, claiming it’s space debris instead.
“According to the first analysis, it would be a fuel tank of a disused satellite,” Commander Pedro Palza of the Peruvian Air Force said in a statement.
“We are talking about the part of a satellite that stopped operating. Commonly it is known as space junk.”
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Despite this, alien enthusiasts aren’t convinced.
Just last month, an eerie site in Argentina has UFO enthusiasts claiming they found proof of aliens on earth, with the sight leaving even scientists baffled.
A strange circular piece of land called Ojo de la Tierra can be spotted using Google Maps, and according to believers could be the perfect hiding spot for a UFO.
The strange location rotates on its own axis, something scientists have as of yet not been able to explain.
Scott C. Waring, from website UFO Sighting Daily, however said the island could actually be a hidden entrance to a secret “alien base”.
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