Three US veterans have told the story of an eerie encounter they had with what they claim was a UFO while on deployment in the Middle East in 2014.
The former cavalrymen have told their story to the Daily Mail and say they spotted eight bright objects zipping about the sky at mind-blowing speeds from their desert outpost in Sinai, on the Egyptian border.
Sergeant Travis Bingham, E4 Specialist Vishal Singh, and Private First Class Dovell Engram all witnessed the same strange event.
All three were trained military observers and were familiar with all types of aircraft that should have been in the area at the time.
Engram was the first to spot the strange object and he reckons it was moving at 'hypersonic' speeds.
He told the Daily Mail that he was 'scared s**tless' when he initially spotted the alleged alien craft.
The former soldier said the UFO seemed to spin, with smaller lights branching out from it that spiralled like fireworks.
Bingham corroborated the tale told by his fellow soldiers.
"I would describe it as a big object with several smaller objects, which appeared to be communicating, or scuffling, like a dogfight in the air. We knew it wasn’t our military and it was baffling," he told the Daily Mail.
"The objects were glowing – you could clearly see them with the naked eye, and it was clear how fast they were moving."
He added: "To this day, I’ve never seen anything like the craft, covering such distance with extreme speeds."
The three men said they did not know how to tell their superiors what they had seen and there was no official way to report it.
Singh added: "The craft and smaller objects began moving like fireflies, left, right, up and down. They were turning everywhere instantaneously.
"They must have been 30,000 ft high in the sky.
"I cannot imagine any military that has this type of technology. We’re talking u-turns while at hypersonic speeds."
But that looks set to change, with US lawmakers meeting for a hearing on Tuesday (May 17) to discuss UFOs sightings.
Chairman of the panel of lawmakers, Democrat André Carson, said in his opening remarks at the congressional hearing that 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are a potential national security threat'.
"They need to be treated that way," he added, according to CNN.
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