A strange phenomenon of what appeared to be a huge purple object in the skies above Trinidad has been spotted from space, a conspiracy theorist has claimed.
Footage went viral last week of the gigantic anomaly emerging from behind some clouds.
Superstitious viewers suggested it was a sign of the end of the world, claiming the sight was the infamous Planet X.
Conspiracists believe Planet X is a large object that will crash into Earth and spark armageddon in the near future.
A popular YouTube conspiracist has now claimed the object was so large that it was seen in space.
MrMBB333 posted footage yesterday of his supposed discovery using NASA satellite software Zoom Earth.
He scrolled back to the images from October 31 – when the footage was taken – and focussed above the town of Tunapuna.
In the video, he seems to discover a hole in the clouds at the exact same location.
“There’s the object right there, this object will turn burgundy in just a minute,” he explains.
MrMBB333 then adjusts the colour of the image and sees this hole turn the same colour as the one seen in the video.
“That thing is huge, it’s astounding,” he continued.
“Burgundy indeed, that’s what was seen from the ground by many people It’s definitely the same colour, there’s no mistaking it. This thing is huge and looks like some sort of structure – top and bottom, vertical.”
The YouTuber’s footage has since been seen more than 28,000 times.
“That’s definitely not a cloud,” one wrote, adding: “There are defined edge lines running along the pink part.
“Clouds don’t give those.”
Another asked: “Could it be a big UFO with its force field activated?”
And a third added: “That is just way beyond weird. Nobody seems to have a legitimate answer for it either.”
While speculation remains rife over what the “object” could be, a more plausible explanation is that it is an example of cloud iridescence.
The optical phenomenon occurs when small water droplets or ice crystals – in close proximity to the sun or moon – scattering light.