Social media was left in shock after a TikToker spotted a massive ‘UFO’ hovering in the sky.
A video was shared by TikToker @neshahiggins of what looks like a flying saucer in the sky among the clouds.
Naturally, the video went viral.
“What the f**k is that?” the TikToker asked in the video, which they shared last year.
Viewers were also freaking out. One person wrote: “Y’all can say it’s not real or not, clouds etc but when those UFO really start showing it’s finally over (crying face emoji) they coming closer and closer.”
“STAAAAPPP!!! This not cool!” a second demanded.
Another said: “Well s**t it’s finally happening.”
Another Twitter user went viral after jokingly tagging the video in a tweet, writing: “@JordanPeele’s Marketing is always top tier #NopeMovie.”
For those unaware, she is referencing Jordan Peele’s 2022 horror film Nope.
The acclaimed film stars Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, with the synopsis reading: “Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behaviour.”
The director also, rather brilliantly, responded to the viral TikTok and confirmed that he had nothing to do with it.
“That one’s not mine,” he wrote.
IMAX got involved with the fun too, tweeting: “We told them to come down to Earth NEXT Friday, not this Friday.”
Notably, there’s always going to be non-believers in the comments who said that the initial TikTok of the ‘UFO sighting’ was merely a lenticular cloud.
Lenticular clouds are notoriously known for looking like UFOs and people always like to get ahead of themselves.
As explained by Deborah Byrd of earth sky.org: “These lens-shaped clouds typically form where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains.
“When this happens, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the mountain’s downwind side. If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form lenticular clouds.”
She added: “As the moist air moves back down into the trough of the wave, the cloud may evaporate back into vapour. So lenticular clouds can appear and disappear relatively quickly. Plus they’re not familiar to people who live in low-lying or flat terrain.
“And, just to confound things, lenticular clouds have also been known to form in non-mountainous places, as the result of shear winds created by a front. For all of these reasons, lenticular clouds are often mistaken for UFOs (or “visual cover” for UFOs).”
So its sounds like this UFO may have been identified after all.