Footage uploaded on Youtube UFO Today channel shows a “triangular object” hovering in the sky as it is hit by lighting several times, it is claimed.
The unknown object is supposed to be an alien spaceship “feeding” on the energy from the lightning strikes.
UFO Today said: “It clearly shows a triangular object floating in the sky during a major lightning storm.
“It seems these mysterious objects are feeding on the 200,000 ampere lightning strikes to load their intergalactic batteries.”
But the conspiracy theorists also make the shocking claim that this isn’t the first time a UFO has been caught in lightning.
It added: “Back in 2017, a UFO was caught on camera when it was hit by a gigantic lightning strike in the US.”
But the channel provides no concrete evidence that it was indeed a UFO.
People say it could be an optical illusion or even just a gap in the clouds.
Others say it could be a manmade UFO, such as a spy plane.
The news comes after apparent UFO sightings in Northern Ireland this month.
Dash-cam footage uploaded by Sandy Laverty, in Coleraine, and posted by conspiracy channel Disclose.TV, appears to capture two strange bright objects flying across the sky.
It also coincides with similar reports by pilots.
The first sighting recorded by a British Airways pilot flying a Boeing 747 jet from Montreal to Heathrow over Kerry was at 6.47am.
She described seeing an object coming up along the left-hand side of her aircraft before it “rapidly veered to the north”.