A man was left puzzled when he captured a strange light emitting from the ground and disappeared in the dark within seconds.
Reddit user rhys45acp7 said he was driving in Anchorage, Alaska at night when he noticed a bright light moving at speed in front of him.
Dashcam footage he captured on November 29 shows the bright white light shot out from behind a house at least 100 metres away further.
In the clip, the light heads straight to the sky in a straight line and disappears two seconds later.
The amateur star-gazer said he has seen some “crazy lights” blinking in red and blue colours but this is the first that he caught on camera.
He wrote in the comments: “This is not fireworks. I went around and look where it came from and nobody was there.
“So weird, I’m still baffled it was bright as f*** in person and it looks like it slowly hovered and took off.
“Probably one of those small craft we see a lot on videos? There’s also a lot of blinking red and blue lights here that move in a speed of light.”
Viewers re-watched the clip and wondered if it could be from a gunshot or a laser.
One suggested to the user to take more footage of other sightings and to notify the local communities that shared the same topic of interests.
A viewer suggested: “It’s moving super-fast, maybe even accelerating. More like a gunshot type of speed.”
Another said: “It’s probably a small bug being lit up by your headlights.”
But the man described it like “a laser light”.
“Nobody else was there, other than cars passing through,” he added. “It’s not a residential area. I think it was a fenced sheet metal warehouse where it came from.”