A SECURITY man was stunned when he witnessed a “UFO” rising from a California construction site and soaring off.

The bizarre footage shows an exceptionally bright, unspecified object gradually ascend into the night sky before momentarily pausing mid air and speeding away, according to exclusive video obtained by TheSun.com.

The bizarre footage shows an exceptionally bright, unspecified object

The object gradually ascends into the night sky before momentarily pausing mid air and speeding away

Douglas Benefield was working as a night watchman – in Cathedral City, CA, on July 23, 2018 – when made the eerie sighting.

The 48-year-old explained the unusual observation: “I was sitting there and everything just felt weird all of a sudden, I can’t really explain.

“Then out the corner of my eye I saw something on the monitor, so I played it back and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

“I kept watching it over and over again.”

Immediately after, Douglas recorded the security footage from his cellphone and texted it to his eldest son Sklyer.

Skyler watched the video and responded: “WTF IS THAT?”

The "UFO" pauses mid air, before taking off
The “UFO” pauses mid air, before taking off

The unknown object is captured speeding away
The unknown object is captured speeding away

Douglas blamed his busy life as the reason why he didn’t think to show the footage to anyone else.

But after recently finding the video again, he decided it was something that needed to be shared with the public.

He said: “I cannot explain what is going on in that video but it’s extremely strange.

“I’ve watched it so many times and it still gives me chills.”

According to one scientist, UFOs could be “time machines” operated by humans from the future.

Scientists have failed to find alien life in scans of 1,300 stars – but say they’re not giving up yet.

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CCTV footage shows the night sky right before the unknown object rises up

The object begins to rise up
The object begins to rise up

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