A video emerged online showing strange lights filling the skies off the coast of north Carolina.

The video was first reported Tuesday by the FOX affiliate in Phoenix KSAZ. William Guy was visiting North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Sept. 28 when he was greeted by a collection of strange lights in the sky. Guy quickly took out his phone and managed to record a short video of the lights.

He quickly posted it online and the video has racked up over 500,000 views as of Wednesday morning.

“We’re in the middle of the ocean, on a ferry, nothing around,” a voice reported to by Guy’s can be heard saying in the video. “Look. Nothing around. No land, no nothing.”

The video has sparked debate whether this was from the U.S. military or possibly UFOs (insert meme here).

One commenter claimed the lights came from a military exercise from the marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina. The man identified himself as Derrick Chennault and claims to be a former Marine who served at Cherry Point. He claims that they “regularly drop flares out of the back of our plane in the evenings for military exercises in that area.”

However, KSAZ was told by a Cherry Point spokesperson there was no aircraft passing through the area the day the lights appeared.

Some commenters also had some fun talking about the strange video.

“The only thing that makes me think it’s real it’s the fact that this was shot vertically instead of horizontally,” one user wrote.

VIDEO: Man Spots Strange Lights Hovering Off The Coast Of North Carolina A photograph of a screen shows infra-red video of taken from a Mexican Air Force patrol aircraft of 7 bright objects flying over the eastern coastal state of Campeche on March 25, 2004. photo: REUTERS