Chris Bundas –
Many videos of flashing lights hovering over North York appeared on social media overnight, prompting assumptions of an alien invasion in Toronto.
Tons of people on Twitter reported seeing strange lights in the sky moving around the the Willowdale area. Many of the tweets included photos and videos. Several of them showed a bright white light moving unpredictably. Others showed four lights flashing pink and green in a single, slightly diagonal line.
A local police officer may have the answer to the mystery. A Toronto police officer who patrols 32 Division sent a tweet explaining the incident.
“Hard to believe my UFO from last night actually made it as a top news story. #Quadcopter Google it!,” he wrote before adding the additional hashtags #headshake, #slownewsnight.
“Quadcopter was up over Yonge Street north of Empress last night,” he tweeted.
A quadcopter is a multirotor helicopter that has been used as a surveillance tool as well as a way to test different theories of flight navigation.
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