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The 'burning' UFO was filmed travelling across the sky above Lima, Peru, for a full minute
The mysterious orange light was filmed for a full minute.

A mysterious 'burning' UFO has been filmed travelling across the sky above a capital city.

Residents of Lima, Peru, were left stunned as the orange light floated slowly through the air in the slightly darkened sky.

The video, which lasts a full minute and was revealed by Peruvian media last night, has left observers mystified.

Comment: Sott reader G.O. writes:
In your video titled 'UFO in Lima Peru' I saw something much more amazing and very clear! Stop the video at the 41 second mark and you will see very clearly a disc object just above the tree line. It cannot be seen with video uninterrupted indicating extreme speed. Let me know what you think.
Yes, that looks like the more interesting object; the 'fiery UFO' could just be a plane at sunset.

To add to the mystery, people in other parts of the South American country, including the highlands to the southeast of Lima and the area near the Amazon rainforest, also spotted strange lights in the sky.

One theory is that the lights could be the high-altitude balloons used by Google's Project Loon, an initiative that provides Internet access to people in remote and rural areas.

Some people think the light could a Project Loon balloon while other believe Peru is a favourite destination for aliens
The balloons float in the stratosphere about 18km, 11 miles, above the Earth's surface and do contain lights.

However, there are a number of people who believe Peru is a regular stop-off for aliens who are drawn to the country by its many ancient sites, including the world famous Machu Picchu citadel in the Andes Mountains.