Under the cloak of darkness a strangely shaped vessel was transported on Washington, D.C.'s Beltway, causing some to question if it was a UFO.
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday evening, reports of a disc-shaped object carried on a flatbed truck making its way along I-270 and I-495 escorted by police began causing a ruckus on Twitter, MyFoxDC reports.
It wasn't long before Maryland State Police set the record straight and confirmed what would be the next logical conclusion -- that it was in fact a military drone and not a UFO. MyFoxDC reports the Northrup Grumman drone was being taken from West Virginia to the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland.
Here are some of the tweets that came from the sighting last night:
Watch MyFoxDC's report:
NBC Washington states Maryland police do not know exactly what sort of drone it was -- although it is circulating that it's a X-47B -- but they do know it is 82 feet long, 32 feet wide and 14 feet high.
A similar event occurred late last year in Crowley County, Kansas. An X-47B drone was seen being towed along U.S. Highway 77 toward the Maryland naval base. Residents initially thought it was a UFO as well.