It looks like a luminous sphere, which rises in flight, only to lose track of itself. Initially it seems the result of a reflex, but while it moves in flight over the skies of Rome, one assumes the connotations of an unidentified flying object, a sort of ufo, even in the eyes of those who are immortalising it with a mobile phone. It could also be a drone, but the brightness is unusual.

The sighting is the work of a family who lives in an attic floor near Villa Chigi, not far from the East Bypass. “What are they?” asks the person who takes the video. “Here it is, it’s going up,” he comments. “What’s this stuff? It’s gone.” An understandable perplexity on the part of those who witnessed this scene, shot the other night around 8.30pm.