Last August, 52-year-old military contractor Andy Segobia spotted a strange dark sphere hovering just 20 meters off the ground while driving to work at the El Mirage Airfield in California. The airfield is used by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, manufacturers of the MQ-9 Reaper military drones.
Segobia filmed the roughly 1.5-2 meter wide sphere on his phone, noting its lack of any visible propulsion system or tether. He drove to a nearby building to take measurements, but when he emerged less than a minute later, the sphere had vanished.
Segobia regularly sees drones at the airfield, but could not identify or explain this floating black orb. He described it as emitting some kind of rippling effect, like heat waves, which obscured seeing inside it.
The incident mirrors a video taken by an MQ-9 Reaper drone in Iraq several years ago, showing a similar floating sphere. The origin and purpose of these strange hovering objects remains unknown. Segobia’s video provides yet more mysterious footage to the ongoing questions surrounding UFO sightings and military operations.