UFO in Brazil
© Via YouTube/Edmar Silva
The video, shot in Brazil, shows a towering bank of cloud looming over a city skyline, lit up by brilliant flashes of lightning

This footage purports to show a 'shiny' UFO hovering near a massive lightning storm and then zooming inside.

The video, shot in Brazil, shows a towering bank of cloud looming over a city skyline, lit up by brilliant flashes of lightning.

Part of the clip, filmed at dusk, also shows a small bright spot hovering outside the gathering storm - by then looking much more ominous - before it disappears inside.

It was posted to YouTube by UFO-chasers Secureteam and has racked up more than 40,000 views.


One commenter called the footage "super provocative" and added: "The connection between UFO & lightning is becoming stronger every day".

But another weighed in: "Its doc and marty. The flux capacitor needed the jiggerwatts so they could get back to 1985. Or an alien portal maybe´╗┐".

The man who filmed the UFO told Secureteam he was at his friend's house in Belo Horizonte when the "eerie" storm approached from the south.

About 30 minutes later, he claimed, a ball of light emerged from the clouds.

The video's commentator says: "I don't have an explanation for this. It's definitely not ball lightning. It doesn't last that long and you can obviously see that this object is sitting still."