Residents across Turkey have posted photos and videos on social media of an alleged UFO, resulting in #ufoattacktoturkey to begin trending on Twitter.
As people scrambled to understand what they were seeing late on Sunday, many social media users were convinced an alien invasion was imminent.
Some even had enough spare time to make a video compilation of the sighting. Popular UFO hunters ‘Secure Stream’ posted footage on YouTube and, according to the group, there was mass panic in Turkey. There was even talk of Twitter and Facebook censoring posts on the topic.
Many people, however, saw the funny side of things. Turkish MP Aykut Erdoğdu even referenced the sighting in a tweet, saying: “we might all be losing it.”