A woman was able to film an unidentified flying object (UFO) moving across the sky of Australia this week, according to a report.
The object, which emitted lights, was spotted by a Sydney woman named Tanya at around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday from her balcony in the suburb of Liverpool, the Daily Mail reported.
Tanya initially thought the object was a shooting star, but she changed her mind when it halted and hovered for a few seconds.
The area where the object was spotted is under some known flight paths, but no helicopters or other registered aircraft were reported in the sky over Western Sydney at the time, according to the outlet.
Tanya has also never seen a plane that behaved the same way the object did.
Journalist Ross Coulthart, who investigates UFOs, viewed Tanya’s footage and noted that the object did not move like any other aircraft.
Coulthart also acknowledged that what Tanya filmed moved faster than a drone, but he could not rule out the possibility that it may have been one.
“The difficulty is that it’s impossible to reach any definitive conclusion based on a video alone,” the journalist told the Daily Telegraph.
In a related story, the United States government has analyzed a total of 366 new reports of UFOs, officially known as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), since early 2021, documents showed.
About 247 new UAP reports have been submitted to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) since March 5 of that year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in an unclassified report.
An additional 119 UAP accounts on events that occurred before March 5, 2021, have been discovered or reported as well.
Among all the new UAP reports, an initial analysis characterized 163 as balloons or balloon-like entities, 26 as unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or UAS-like entities and the remaining six were attributed to clutter.
Meanwhile, 171 reports remained uncharacterized and unattributed.
Some uncharacterized and unattributed UAP reports “appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities,” which will “require further analysis,” ODNI wrote.
“Regardless of the collection or reporting method, many reports lack enough detailed data to enable attribution of UAP with high certainly,” it added.
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community are supposedly working together to report, identify and resolve UAP events.