Viral Video: UFO floats behind erupting volcano, triggers Alien theories

Mexico’s highly-active Popocatepetl volcano erupted on Monday evening, spewing lava and clouds of ash into the sky.

According to news website SOTT, government-run webcams captured the explosion on camera. Footage of the explosion, shared on social media, gave conspiracy theorists much to discuss – thanks to the presence of an unidentified flying object behind the volcano.

Footage of the eruption shows the Popocatepetl volcano, located in central Mexico, exploding in a fireball and sending ash and smoke into the air.

Moments after the eruption, a mysterious white light floats from left to right across the volcano, leading to speculation about everything from aliens to unexplained natural phenomenon.

“A saucer-shaped object passes near the volcano,” wrote one Twitter user in Spanish in the comments section.

The Mirror reported that the alien spaceship could have been a shooting star or even a meteorite. Popocatepetl’s initial eruption began at approximately 11:18 pm local time on Monday night. A second eruption took place around 40 minutes later. Authorities have warned the public to avoid the area.