A man from Charlotte believes he caught his UFO sighting on video. The footage has become viral since it was posted to YouTube.
Chris Hulbert claimed to have shot the video from the outside of the Le Meridien hotel in uptown Charlotte. The video shows a large number of flashing lights like fireflies up in the air.
Hulbert, who claims he’s a professional driver, was waiting outside the parking lot of the hotel when he noticed the lights. He then grabbed his cellphone to record the incident.
Hulbert said in the video that they are moving like fireflies, but high up in the air. He described the lights as moving very strangely and looking like strobe lights, which later forming a pattern.
Hulbert stated that the lights made a triangle formation and could be the original form before moving around.
The video has been viewed over 500,000 times since being posted on October 15.
Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, Peter Davenport, is being intrigued by the lights because they cannot be explained. Davenport said that he has been monitoring UFO sightings for more than 22 years and he noticed that Carolina skies have been experiencing an increase in sightings within the last 53 months, particularly in South Carolina. He revealed that they already received around 30,000 to 40,000 reports of sightings similar to the latest one in Charlotte.