PUBLISHED: 09:46, Tue, May 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:59, Tue, May 26, 2020
The unidentified flying object (UFO) was photographed over Palm Springs, California, prompting claims of an alien craft in the skies. According to self-described UFO expert Scott C Waring, the UFO may have come from the highly classified US Air Force base known as Area 51. Area 51 has been at the heart of many UFO stories and alien conspiracy theories, including the 1947 Roswell incident.
Mr Waring said on his blog ET Data Base: "This UFO was seen over Palm Springs, California this week.
"The object was only seen for a few seconds.
"It's located on far southern California so it's mostly rocky desert.
"This is one of the prime areas that UFOs will be seen from Area S4, which is inside Area 51."
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The UFO photo was originally shared to MUFON or the Mutual UFO Network by an eyewitness on May 24.
The photo appears to show a blurry, grey object flying far behind a power transformer seen in the foreground.
According to the original eyewitness statement, the UFO appeared and disappeared "in a blink of the eye".
The eyewitness said the object was tic tac-shaped with appendages.
The UFO also disappeared as soon as its photo was taken.
This is one of the prime areas that UFOs will be seen from Area S4
Scott Waring, ET Data Base