WATCH: Moment meteor is 'struck by UFO to prevent it crashing to Earth'
The meteor was caught on webcam entering Earth's atmosphere
CONSPIRACY theorists claim these images could show "friendly aliens" in the process of saving the planet from a destructive meteor strike.
By JON AUSTIN
The shocking theory emerged after the release of footage of a fireball exploding in the skies above Maine, New England, USA
Clips of the natural phenomena show what appears to be a second, smaller object entering the Earth's atmosphere during the event on Tuesday.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has since confirmed a second object was present, but says it was just a smaller fragment of the meteor as it broke up in our atmosphere.
However, the seemingly satisfactory explanation, has done nothing to dampen speculation from die hard alien chasers looking for evidence of extra terrestrial visitations.
The most popular theory is it was an alien craft dispatched to destroy the meteor to prevent an impact. Read more >>