the remarkable footage, a blazing orange object is seen crashing to the ground – leaving a vast smoke trail behind it.
But it then appears to stop its path and suddenly catapults vertically into the air.
The mystery shape then turns back around and continues its trajectory – separate from its trail.
The mind-boggling video was taken in New Zealand on July 31 and has since been picked up by conspiracy theorists Blake and Brett Cousins.
A confused Brett says: “I’m looking at it and whatever this is – if this is some pilot doing some kind of erratic manoeuvre – he’s doing something he shouldn’t be doing in the sky.
“What is the reason behind this? This could be some sort of extra-terrestrial craft – a massive one – doing some out of this world kind of manoeuvres over New Zealand.
“Or this is some kind of conventional aircraft doing dangerous manoeuvres.”
Followers of the brothers’ channel thirdphaseofmoon have since commented their own opinions on what caused the strange sight.