A fleet of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) was reported being seen in Daejeon, Wednesday.
Witnesses said they saw dozens of very bright objects traveling northeastward very quickly and seemingly in a formation.
“I saw some bright things at the edge of clouds in the sky, which I first thought was very interesting. But then, 30 minutes later, they started to move,” a witness said. “There were about 20 objects in the sky.”
Video clips and pictures of the alleged UFOs, taken by one of the witnesses, have been released to local media and are circulating on the Internet, attracting the attention of the public curious about their authenticity.
UFO experts analyzed the pictures and clips of the sightings and said they can be classified into possible observations of UFOs.
“It’s really rare, probably the first time for such light-emitting objects to be seen in the middle of a dark night,” said Maeng Seong-ryeol, professor at Woosuk University and president of the Korean UFO Research Center.
Other UFO investigators are also fascinated by the sighting, citing the quality of video clips and pictures.
“Given the brightness of the objects, taken by a mobile phone, they are highly likely to be the sightings of UFOs,” said UFO investigator Seo Jong-han. “It is almost impossible for flying lamps to be as bright as that at night, as some people suspect.”
The Air Force also said there was no record of flights in the area at that time, suggesting there was little chance witnesses mistook legitimate aircrafts for the suspected UFOs.
“There is no record of flights around that time and no planes were detected by our radar, either,” an official from the Air Force said.
The country is not a UFO hot-spot but does get a reasonable number of UFO sightings reported on a yearly basis. One of the most recent major sightings took place in 2008 when UFOs were witnessed in the sky of Gwanghwamun, central Seoul.