In a video that has now gone viral, North Carolina native William Guy captured images of a “fleet” of glowing orbs over the ocean. As the camera pans across the horizon, Guy can be heard stating “Look, nothing in the sky, at all.”
As the fleet comes into view, he asks “Can anybody tell me what that is? We’re in the middle of the ocean, on a ferry. There’s nothing around, no land, no nothing.”
Guy was on a ferry traveling across the Pamlico Sound Lagoon in eastern North Carolina when the footage was captured. Other passengers on the ferry seem surprised and shocked to see the lights, which are hovering in place and stationary on the horizon.
Commentators online were quick to point out that these mysterious lights could be Air Force training targets. Shortly after Guy first spots them, however, they disappear, only to reappear roughly two minutes later. This behavior isn’t consistent with physical targets, though it could apply to holographic targets.
Others online have pointed out that the mysterious lights could be UFOs. Conspiracy theorists have long held that the planet is under “heavy surveillance” by creatures from beyond the stars. For these UFO enthusiasts, the group of strange lights is evidently a “fleet” of foreign craft performing “surveillance” of Earth.
In the video, it is definitely hard to ascertain what, exactly, the floating lights are. However, the assumption that they must be alien craft is a bit of a stretch for some people. Skeptics point out the lack of physical evidence that any other life exists in the observable universe, let alone the lack of evidence of such life ever visiting Earth.
With so little evidence to go on in the case of Guy’s video, it’s hard to say definitively what is being captured on camera. However, when one hears hooves on the pavement, their first thought it “oh, a horse is approaching!” It typically isn’t “oh, a centaur is approaching!”
This is to say that, just because you can’t see exactly what something is, this doesn’t mean you should assume it’s the most outlandish thing that would fit the details you can perceive. This thought experiment is known as Occam’s Razor, and it’s a major issue that any conspiracy theorist or UFOlogist has to contend with.