PUBLISHED:07:01 EST, 9 September 2013
Canadian minor league baseball draws some fans from far, far away, it seems.
Spectators at the Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, were stunned to spot what appeared to be a UFO in the sky above the first game of the best-of-three North Division final between the Vancouver Canadians and Everett AquaSox.
Nor was there any doubt as to which team the intergalactic groupies were cheering for – the Canadians scored four runs at the time of the sighting, sparking whispers of ‘cosmic intervention’ and the Twitter hashtag #luckyUFO.
Unidentified: Did the flashing lights in the sky above the Nat Bailey Stadium herald visitors from another galax
Even players on the Vancouver Canadians team were tweeting pictures of the flying disc as it hovered above their Scotiabank Field home.
One Twitter user said he saw the supposed flying saucer moving up and down in the sky over the crowd of 1,796 baseball fans.
The luck of the little green men clearly held out, as the Vancouver Canadians went on to win the match with a 5-1 score, despite a slow start to their play.
However, a YouTube video of the surreal sighting produced some less than enthusiastic responses from UFO raters.