May 26 2021, 8:27 ET
Updated: May 26 2021, 17:13 ET
THIS is the mysterious moment an anchor-shaped UFO left a trail of smoke in the sky before crashing into the sea in Indonesia.
The bizarre footage of the long, black object plunging into the water was filmed at Jangkar Beach in East Java – with some people claiming it was a damaged UFO.
A long, black object plunged from the sky at Jangkar Beach in East Java, IndonesiaCredit: Newsflash
An aeronautics expert said it could have been a type of balloon
An aeronautics expert said it could have been a type of balloonCredit: Newsflash
The spooky object was swallowed by the waves shortly after crashing into the sea.
Facebook user Kh Popeye Watermelon shared the clip and asked: “What is this anchor-like thing that fell from the sky?”
Gabriel Notonegoro said: “Maybe it was fairy who lost her wings and forgot her way home? Lol.”
YouTube user Roy Valen commented: “Mysterious!”
Emanuel Sungging Mumpungi, from Indonesia’s government space agency, said it was aware of the footage and a team had been sent to the location.
“We are still waiting for the location team to confirm,” Mumpungi said.
The mysterious object was swallowed by the waves shortly after crashing into the seaCredit: Newsflash
The aeronautics expert said it could have been a type of balloon – and added it “it was too slow to be a falling object from space”.
It comes after an ex-astronaut weighed in on footage of mysterious UFO sightings released by the US Navy.
Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield claimed that the unidentified phenomena are not the work of aliens – adding that if you think they are, you’re an idiot.
“Obviously, I’ve seen countless things in the sky that I don’t understand,” Hadfield told Canadian broadcaster CBC.
“But to see something in the sky that you don’t understand and then to immediately conclude that it’s intelligent life from another solar system is the height of foolishness and lack of logic.”
In the last three years, the Pentagon has taken the unprecedented steps of releasing three stunning UFO videos filmed by the US Navy.
It has also confirmed the existence of its secretive UFO investigation unit.
Some experts have suggested technologically advanced craft created by Russia or China could be behind the phenomena, while others have claimed they could be the work of aliens.