Someone here in Philly took this with his cell phone. That is some weird-looking thing, isn’t it? What do you think it is?
The video, which has more than 1.2 million views, was shot by Philadelphia resident Hector Garcia, who describes a “cloud with sparkling lights in it” behaving like something he’s never seen before. If you don’t have great eyes, be sure to zoom in on the video to see the cloud shimmer. That’s what’s really strange about it. Did a chunk of cloud with a volatile electric field break off and have its own little storm of the century?
It could easily be CGI, but Garcia speaks so disinterestedly in the video that it’s hard to imagine him going to the trouble. Some have suggested it’s a large plastic bag or some kind of foam.
Nobody seems to know, but if nobody cares either, don’t say you weren’t warned. Whatever it was, look out for extraterrestrials and have your phones ready.