Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a car? Are aliens joyriding in the skies above Australia, and if so, are they really doing it in muscle cars?
The UFO was caught on camera by Mark Schmutter, who claims that he saw it fly across the sky with the speed of a plane, before it suddenly changed direction and disappeared upwards into the clouds:
I decided to go out on the balcony and take some shots of Darwin... I just held the camera up and I saw this thing flash through the sky and I thought 'Oh my goodness what was that?', and then it came back again so I hit it with the camera... [I]t wasn't an airplane, no noise ... it was a fair way away, you know, but I didn't hear any noise.
Knowing how to keep a good story going, Schmutter's uncertainty opens the door for any paranoid UFOlogist or journalist to get excited by the possibilities:
It does look like a car but what would a car be doing up in the sky? ...I've got no idea about aliens, but anything's a possibility, isn't it?
Some are already claiming that the photos are faked, but Schmutter, unsurprisingly, denies any Photoshopping. We remain unconvinced, not only because of the ambiguity of the photos themselves, but because we'd like to think that today's extra-terrestrials would have better taste than to fly around the skies in a blue convertible sports car.
Muscle car UFO hoons over Darwin [Northern Territory News]