The conspiracy world has been sent into a frenzy over footage of a strange black object moving on its own accord above a California town, but some think there’s a simple explanation.
In the clip, the shape slowly moves at a considerable height in the sky.
It then mysteriously comes to a halt and hovers motionless in the air.
“What is that?” the cameraman asks as the object continues to move off.
The footage was originally shared to YouTube by Jesse MaDRID on February 22, before it was picked up by various conspiracy channels.
“Very strange,” The Hidden Underbelly commented. “I love how it stops as if it is thinking where to go next.”
Mavi 777 also shared the video in its recent “ UFO sighting compilation” video.
Other viewers suggested it showed intelligent design given the ability to come to a stop before hurtling off.
But perhaps the most logical explanation is that the object was nothing more than a bird.
At certain points, a wing and tail do appear visible and many viewers picked up on that.
Some still reached for more fantastical explanations, though.
“How do you guys know it’s a bird?” one asked.
“I see no wing movement? It looks like it wiggles if anything.
“I live in Sacramento by the way and haven’t seen anything like that.”
Another wrote: “I’m thinking a bird but when it just stopped on breaks mid-air maybe it’s a flying device shape like a bird to throw us off their drone surveillance.”
This can also be explained away by birds however, with the likes of kestrels and hummingbirds are able to hover mid-air by using wind direction.
It is not the first time an object in the sky has caused a stir in California.
A huge UFO was seen by 100s of witnesses across the state back in December.