According to experts, the UFO seen over Hawaii on October 24, 2020 was most likely a spent rocket.
Professor Richard Waynescote of the University of Hawaii believes the lights, which sparked a lot of interest on social media, were likely the return of a spent rocket booster. According to the University of Hawaii, the rocket was used to launch the Venezuelan satellite Venesat-1 back in 2008.
“The used rocket has been orbiting the Earth since launch, slowly losing altitude due to friction with the rarefied atmosphere in low Earth orbit,” the university said in a statement. “On Saturday, the launch vehicle made its last revolution.”
Waynescote is working with the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakala. “Observation of reentry is relatively rare for a specific location like Hawaii, as we can only see the reentry if it is relatively close to us,” the statement said.
SWNS footage shows lights moving in the sky outside Splasher’s Grill in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii at 8:50 pm local time.
In 2017, a similar mysterious object in the night sky over Los Angeles was identified as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Earlier this year, a mysterious balloon-like object was seen over Japan. The object, which became a social media sensation, sparked speculation that it was a science experiment or a weather balloon.