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NBA star uses Facebook to discuss UFO sighting

San Antonio Spurs' Mani Ginobili turns to Facebook to say he saw something strange in the skies. He thought it might be the X-37B secret space plane. But it turns out it wasn't.

What should you do if you see an unidentified flying object?

Should you panic? Should you inform the authorities? Should you relax, take out your cell phone, and film it, while simultaneously thinking: "At last!"?

Well, the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili happened upon a mysterious flame in the sky last week. While the Spurs' Head of Security filmed it, Ginobili stood and watched and wondered what it might be.

Then he investigated and reported, at considerable length, to his more than 340,000 fans on Facebook.

Writing in his native Spanish, Ginobili said he availed himself of "Don Google" and tried to find a reasonable explanation for the flying lights (film of which, taken by others who saw the strange sight, I have embedded here).

It seems like there were two bright, flaming objects, descending--one of which rapidly changed direction.

Ginobili's initial work with Don Google made him wonder whether this was the X-37B secret space plane, which was returning to Earth after doing whatever it was supposed to for seven months in the skies above.

However, the X-37B landed at 1:16 a.m. PT on Dec. 3 at Vandenburg Air Force base in California. Ginobili--and others who saw this apparition--witnessed their unidentified flying object of fascination at 5:10 p.m. PT. On Dec. 1.

Ginobili himself seems still to be perplexed. He is sure that the object he saw was in the skies toward Santa Barbara. And that is all he can be sure of.

Perhaps some readers may have an opinion as to whether this might have been a meteor or something more mysterious. Perhaps some readers saw this peculiar aerial activity for themselves.

Perhaps the seven U.S air force pilots were, indeed, correct when they recently said that aliens had already descended to earth on several occasions in order to, say, knock out our nuclear systems for a while.

Perhaps, though, we will have to wait for Julian Assange's promised Wikileak that will enlighten us as to the mysterious bright apparitions that we occasionally see in our skies.