Sorry believers in all things extraterrestrial, you can put your tin foil hats away. There is no space alien invasion of El Paso to report.

That mystery "trail of lights" seen in the El Paso sky Wednesday evening (05/05/21) and referenced on Reddit El Paso wasn’t a spaceship from a galaxy far, far away. As much as I’d like to believe it was, the UFO in question was Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink satellites.

SpaceX, Musk's space-exploration company, has been launching satellites into orbit "to provide internet to under-served areas," according to a report from Albuquerque TV station KRQE. The lights were seen from El Paso to Los Angeles and all points in between.

The light is actually reflected light off of the small satellites just after sunset. The satellites are launched and deployed in batches of 60. It takes several weeks for them to spread out, it’s during this time when the reflection can look like a string of lights -- KRQE

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Then again, maybe that's what they want us to believe and it really was aliens paying us a visit and using the fact that SpaceX Starlink is out there as a very believable cover story. Cue "X-Files" theme.

As I always dramatically say when it come to matters of the paranormal and unidentified: We report, You decide! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to put my tin foil hat back on, just in case E.T. is out there.

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