Eagle eyed viewers spotted two objects hovering near Popocatepetl, near Mexico City, and some are even claiming they were dropping off ‘passengers’. The objects appear to be bright lights, one much larger than each other, and seem to be dancing around one another. As a result, alien enthusiasts believe the two crafts are working in tandem to supply the alleged alien base which is apparently up to six miles beneath the surface.
The footage was uploaded to YouTube channel UFO Mania and quickly went viral with conspiracy theorists offering opinions.
Prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring wrote on ET Database: “The large UFO and the small UFO appear to actual fly into each other on purpose, as if they both were dropping off passengers and cargo with one another.
“Why? Because its been long believed by researchers like me that there is an alien base about 4-6 miles below the surface of this volcano.”
Other people have other ideas, saying aliens could be monitoring the volcano, colloquially known as El Popo, for activity.
One person commented on the original YouTube video: “The volcano starts activity/erupting and a ufo turns up. Could it be a probe sent to gather current data or is it a device sent to heighten or decrease the activity. Are we being helped or hindered?”
However, others have a more logical explanation, believing the ‘alien spaceship’ could be very much of a terrestrial nature.
One commenter wrote: “Could be a chopper investigating inside of the volcano, and or news crews?”
At 5,426 metres tall Popocatepetl, which is 70 kilometres away from the capital Mexico City, is the second largest volcano in North America, but experts say that it does not pose a huge threat to locals due to its usually dormant nature.
In 2017, Popocatepetl erupted for the first time since 2000 when ash was propelled a staggering three kilometres into the sky. Since then, there have been several eruptions.