Lake Norman, N.C.
A very shaky video of what many dubbed a UFO flying over Lake Norman in North Carolina went viral in late May.
“I was at work 2018 10:30 a.m it had been raining all morning. Rain finally stopped so we went w pick up a boat from [L]ake [N]orman.. When came around the corner I saw this thing sitting still very close,” Jason Swing, who posted the video on YouTube on May 29, captioned the minute-long footage.
Critics questioned whether the curious flying object was simply a large drone or a blimp — with some noting a Goodyear Blimp was spotted in the sky following a NASCAR race.
The manufacturing company later confirmed they were the culprit.
“We don’t want to get in the way of a good story, but that’s definitely us,” the Goodyear Blimp account wrote, according to the Daily Mail. “We left the Charlotte area 5/29 after covering the Coke 600.”