Baffling footage of a circular object in the sky above New York City has been likened to the Death Star from Star Wars by stunned conspiracy theorists.
The video begins with the view of the famous skyline of the city in New York, US.
A bright light then comes into shot above the buildings, as cameraman Mauricio Lopez voices his thoughts.
"I've got something in the sky, a blinking red light," he says.
"I believe in UFOs and I think I've got one right now."
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When he zooms in, the object appears to have terrain on its surface – shown by the dark and light colours.
It also seems to have a black line striking through it, sparking the viewer to claim: "This is not a star, either."
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The object appears to then change colour from white to red and at one point even seems to vanish from view before reappearing.
Mauricio posted the footage to YouTube on September 25 with the caption: "UFO over New York City".
It has since gone viral after being picked up by renowned UFO channel Mavi 77.
"It looks like the Death Star out of Star Wars," one viewer wrote.
The Death Star refers to the moon-sized space station built by the Empire in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In the popular franchise, it was able to destroy an entire planet with its laser beam.
Another user suggested it was "another planet", which a third agreed with.
"It is just an out of focus star, Venus perhaps," they added.
The footage comes after a series of snake-like UFOs were filmed across the US in recent months.
Daily Star Online recently revealed how the mystery "craft" appeared to have returned to the location of its first sighting above the Mojave Desert.
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