Published: 1:09 PM 1/9/2016
he saw a flying saucer open up and enter a portal...
By ELLIE FLYNN
Bizarre flash of light sparks 'extra-terrestrial' claims
A BRIGHT orb briefly lit up the skies in Canberra, Australia before disappearing - sparking claims it was a UFO exiting another dimension.
In a video posted on Reddit, a circular flash of light appears during a storm in the Australian Capital Territory on Sunday night as red and green lights glown behind.
Is this a UFO exiting a portal from another dimension?
Experts claim the bright flash could be a mysterious weather phenomenon known as "ball lightning", but extra-terrestrial commentators are not convinced.
YouTube user David Tefler claims "this was a craft exiting a portal" and says he saw a flying saucer open up and enter a portal, but adds there was no light when it happened.
The orb lit up the Canberra sky on a red and green glow
Jakka Warren seconded David's opinion, saying this was a "Class B UFO" because of the "typical hyperdrive residue" formation that allegedly occured.
He added: "They wanna tell me it's a ball of lightning; nice try fools."
Others suggested the video was a hoax, but Brad Tucker, an Australian National University astronomer, told ABC: "It's probably not photoshop. Everything kind of fits and it seems right."
He claims the mysterious bulb is a ball of lightning that can occur when a lot of electrical charge is rubbed against the gases in our atmosphere.
Ball lightning is one of the strangest phenomena on our planet and is seen "more often in Australia than anywhere else".