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'War Of The Worlds' UFO Filmed Falling To Earth During Thunderstorm

'War Of The Worlds' UFO Filmed Falling To Earth During Thunderstorm

Somewhere, Tom Cruise is running away really, really quickly

Dramatic 'War of the Worlds' footage has emerged of a mysterious object shooting to Earth.

With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world.

Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and just maybe, drew their plans against us.

Check out the jaw-dropping footage below:

Conner, 23, was recently working the night shift at a meat packing plant in Texas during a rather apocalyptic lightning storm. With an electric sky overhead, he started filming - only to catch unidentified aerial phenomena on video.

He said: "I can’t say that I have encountered anything like this before. I’ve never really recorded the skies or anything and that day of the storm I really felt the need to record.

"I’m open to any suggestions as to what it might be or what it was. Best case scenario it was a meteor because I’ve never seen one! And worst case scenario, an alien invasion.”

Alien, shooting star, meteor, or maybe just a big bug.
PEN News

If you look closely in the video, you'll see what appears to be a shooting star. If you remember though, in HG Wells' original The War of the Worlds, aliens arrive via a 'meteor', and in Steven Spielberg's 2005 adaptation, they travel through the lightning.

Of course, the extraterrestrials then emerge into massive tripods, turning puny humans into ash in an instant. As far as we're aware, Martian machines haven't been wreaking havoc across Texas.

Unsurprisingly, viewers have drawn several comparisons to the iconic sci-fi story. One wrote: "Looks like when the Martians lightning bolted into the ground," while another commented: "It’s an alien space craft."

Other viewers believe Conner filmed a regular meteor, while a few have questioned whether one would move so quickly across the sky.

Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.
DreamWorks Pictures

Some have even speculated it was ball lightning, an unexplained and unproven phenomenon whose existence has been attested to by witnesses going back for centuries.

On the more boring side of the spectrum, others have suggested it could be some sort of bug or a drop of rain catching the light.

Conner is open to any explanation, but he appears to be more on the side of aliens. "I do believe in intelligent life in space,” he said.

“I mean this world can’t be the only world that life got lucky on, and we have some sketchy government officials so why wouldn’t they keep that type of information from us?”

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Featured Image Credit: Pen News

Topics: UFO, Aliens, US News