On June 17th, a man takes a break from rioting against his government to upload a YouTube video. "Whenever I hear this song, something strange happens. This time, I saw a UFO!!!" he types into the video description. He has no idea what a commotion he's about to make.
He goes on: "We were protesting and suddenly this unidentified object appeared in the sky ... it's the manifestation of the Fifth Act against rising ticket." I don't think Google Translate understands what Victor Cavalcante, guitarist, music teacher, and accidental(?) UFO witness, means by that last part, but I think we can all agree he makes an awesome point.
The chilling footage shows a ball of light conspicuously and consciously dancing around the late-afternoon sky, right above a protest in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. It seems rather curious about the rioters below.
Brazil's no stranger to strange sky activity. But this is a worldwide mystery. Light or "energy" orbs (as ufologists and New Age ladies with over sized necklaces and dresses call them) frequently show up on Planet Earth, from Japan's Sakurajima volcano to Mexico. They behave like ball lighting - if ball lighting were intelligent:
There is one nagging problem, though.
Thousands of people should have seen this, and we're not hearing from them... Where are the other videos, the other witnesses?
It's not uncommon for mass UFO sightings to go unphotographed, unfilmed, and unreported on, however. What might be, though, is the eyewitness' diva-like behavior. Others have been re-posting his video, and he hasn't been too happy about it:
The story does not stop there, though. Victor may not even be the star witness! According to early reports, the original video is currently nowhere to be found, and its description was something completely different than what Victor typed up. From theEpochTimes.com:
“I’ve seen many of them, but never could get them on video,” the YouTube uploader wrote, according to the publication. “This was filmed on June 17th about 5:30 pm. It was flying about 500 ft off the ground, hundreds of people saw the UFO. It was not wind and it was like nothing most people have ever seen. The location was Sao Paulo downtown, Largo da Batata.”
The IBTimes.com debunks it as a drone - despite the orb's movements being much more graceful and organic than a drones'. A drone can never be 100% ruled out, of course. Check out this video of a real drone in action, to compare:
This is all we really know so far:
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