The Miami Alien Conspiracy Theory video that went viral on social media claiming to show a 10-foot-tall alien-type creature walking near police cars during a massive response to a riot in Miami on New Year’s Day has been debunked by the authorities.
The eerie footage, captured by a bystander, appeared to show a dark silhouette floating above the ground and moving among the vehicles as sirens blared and smoke filled the air. The video sparked wild speculation among conspiracy theorists, who suggested that the figure was an extraterrestrial being that had landed on Earth.
However, Miami police officer Rafael Horta posted a video on Instagram on Saturday to explain the truth behind the mysterious sighting. He said that the supposed alien was actually just a person walking with a shadow that was cast on a neighboring building by the bright lights of the scene.
“There is now video going viral of 8 to 10 foot aliens working around. It’s actually just a person walking with a shadow,” Horta said. “I can confirm to you that there are no aliens in Bayside Marketplace – at the moment.”
He then jokingly added, “Or are there?” as a cartoon alien appeared over his right shoulder, poking fun at the conspiracy theorists.
The police response was triggered by a riot that broke out at the Bayside Marketplace, a popular shopping and entertainment destination in downtown Miami, on the night of January 1. According to the police, about 50 teenagers started a disturbance and set off loud fireworks, causing panic and chaos among the visitors. Some people mistook the fireworks for gunshots and ran for cover, while others tried to flee the area.
The police said that they arrested four people for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and that no one was injured in the incident. They also said that they did not find any evidence of gunfire or any alien activity.
The video of the alleged alien sighting has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube and has generated thousands of comments from curious and skeptical viewers. Some praised the police for their humorous response, while others maintained that there was something more to the story than a simple shadow.
One commenter wrote, “I don’t buy it. That shadow looks too solid and too tall to be a person. Maybe it’s a hologram or a cloaked alien.”
Another wrote, “Nice try, Miami PD. You can’t fool us. We know you are hiding something. The truth is out there.” Whether or not this is the end of the Miami Alien Conspiracy Theory remains to be seen.