As people scrambled to understand what they were seeing late on Sunday, many social media users were convinced an alien invasion was imminent.
— Secure Team (@SecureTeam10) November 28, 2016
This world needs aliens more than ever right now…give me something. @NASA ???
— Frankie (@eiknarf) November 28, 2016
— Ayaklı Gazete (@IlaydaSasmazz) November 27, 2016
Some even had enough spare time to make a video compilation of the sighting. Popular UFO hunters ‘Secure Stream’ posted footage on YouTube and, according to the group, there was mass panic in Turkey. There was even talk of Twitter and Facebook censoring posts on the topic.
First removing #ufoattacktoturkey from the trending section, now Youtube videos are disappearing by the second..smh…It's time to wake up!!
— Parisa Nickbon (@booo89) November 28, 2016
This hole UFO event thing over Turkey is quite odd. Curious as to why Twitter / Facebook are censoring everything. #ufoattacktoturkey
— Ryan + (@RMDConcepts) November 30, 2016