Twitter lights up with Toronto UFO chatter

Sarah Chun, of North York, posted videos to YouTube which show a series of unexplained lights...

Sarah Chun, of North York, posted videos to YouTube which show a series of unexplained lights hovering over neighbourhoods in the Yonge St.-Sheppard Ave. area on Saturday night. (YOUTUBE)

Matt Ingram, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:49 PM ET

TORONTO -- Lights in the evening sky triggered an invasion of chatter about UFOs in the Twitterverse on Sunday.

Two videos posted to YouTube by Sarah Chun of North York shows a series of unexplained lights hovering over neighbourhoods in the Yonge St.-Sheppard Ave. area in north Toronto on Saturday night.

At least one police officer -- Const. Craig Brister -- attributed the spectacle to a toy helicopter known as a "quadcopter."

Brister, who was on patrol Saturday night, posted his explanation of the event on Twitter after someone showed him the video of the lights.

Chun, meanwhile, went to her balcony to take a closer look Saturday night, after noticing the lights while working on her laptop.

"I saw something flashing. Especially the diagonal lights, they were kind of shooting upwards," Chun said. "I thought it might be a helicopter at first, but then it wasn't moving, it was just flashing. I didn't know what it was."

Many witnesses posted images and videos on social media.

 

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