By Tim Binnall
A curious piece of footage circulating online shows a glowing snake-like anomaly hovering in the sky, but not everyone is convinced that the odd flying object is from out of this world. The video was reportedly taken by a YouTube user named Cody Kennedy, who was exploring the desert outside of Twentynine Palms, California in the hopes of filming some rattlesnakes for his channel. While returning from the excursion, he and his friends were stunned to see "a bright long bar in the sky that was moving."
Since they were already out on an adventure, the group decided to pursue the mysterious sight in the hopes of identifying what it was or, at the very least, capturing some cool footage of the oddity. "We drove over to it, got under it and filmed it," Kennedy explained. In the video from the sighting, the mysterious object almost resembles a fluorescent tube wafting in the air and occasionally flickering. Kennedy's friends can be heard marveling at the weird sight and, in what is a familiar soundtrack to most UFO sightings, offering suggestions for what they were watching.
According to Kennedy, the group observed the anomaly for a whopping 30 minutes before it seemingly landed in the desert. Despite venturing out to where they saw it come down, the bewildered witnesses "didn't find anything" on the ground. As for what the UFO could have been, Kennedy conceded that although he wants to believe it was some kind of alien craft, he mused that "I think maybe it was the tail of a kite that has some kind of LEDs, but I have looked online for something like it and can't find anything."
However, as 'luck' would have it, fastidious UFO video investigator Scott Brando managed to unearth some footage of a remote-controlled LED kite that bears an uncanny resemblance to what Kennedy captured on film. A side-by-side comparison can be seen below and, while it's not a perfect match, a compelling case can no doubt be made that such a flying device was what was spotted by the group hovering over the desert. Do you subscribe to the proverbial 'kite theory' or do you have a different suggestion for what Kennedy and his crew witnessed? Let us know at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.