Witnesses captured footage of the incident on December 29.
Well, leave it to 2020 to go out in a grand fashion.
On December 29, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration responded to reports of something blue and glowing that fell out of the sky and into the ocean near Oahu. An "unidentified flying object," if you will, or UFO.
Multiple witnesses were on hand to see the strange event, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. Several witnesses actually filmed the object with their cell phones, one saying, "There's something in the sky. What is that?"
A witness, identified only as Moriah, actually jumped in her car with her husband and followed the object for about three miles, taking video along the way.
"I look up and then I was like, ‘oh sh*t!’ I started calling my husband [and others] because they were all in the garage. I was like, ‘hey, come and look up there, see if you see what I see. They all said, ‘yeah!’" as reported by Hawaii News Now.
The object finally appeared to drop into the ocean. Moriah, who said she isn't inclined to believe in UFOs, called the local police department to check out the incident.
"I don’t know what it was. This one was going so fast," she said.
Check out the footage captured from witnesses, as well as the report, from Hawaii News Now (as shared by ABC7) below:
Despite the multiple reports and cell phone videos, the FAA has no offered an explanation for the lights or what the object could have been at this time. The police who responded to Moriah's initial 911 call reported the event to the FAA as a possible plane down in the area; however, FAA officials have confirmed that no aircraft had disappeared off radars at that time, and there were no reports of overdue or missing aircraft after the event.
So, was it aliens? In a year that brought us a global pandemic, murder hornets, out-of-control wildfires, grand-scale civil unrest, and a whole host of weather-related disasters, aliens seem like a logical next phenomenon to pop up.
What do you think? Aliens or simply an aircraft of some kind? Let us know in the comments below.