By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
As UFO videos go, this could the best we've ever seen.
Instead of blurred footage filmed on a shaky camera phone, viewers can clearly see the dark latticed spaceship flying overhead.
With the driver sounding more and more shocked, the object zips over Santa Clarita, Calif., several times.
Its mothership then appears to collect the UFO, before both of them vanish into thin air.
The 40-second clip has taken the web by storm, but those thinking it signals the arrival of alien life to planet Earth will be in for disappointment.
That's because it's entirely the work of Hollywood animator Aristomenis Tsirbas, who spent four months creating the CGI masterpiece.
The 45-year-old director, who worked on Titanic, Hellboy and Star Trek, said he wanted to prove CGI could look "natural and convincing".
To prove it, everything in the clip — including the car, skies and the scenery — is computer generated.
Speaking to Wired, he said: "Everybody assumes the background and car are real, and that the UFOs are probably fake, especially the over-the-top mothership at the end.
"The general reaction is disbelief, so I usually have to prove it by showing a wire frame of the entire shot to prove that nothing is real."
He worked with students from the Gnomon School of Visual Effects to create the hoax.