DRAMATIC video of bizarre bright lights set off in the night sky saw 2,000 terrified reports from stunned onlookers.
Nasa said it was responsible for the even which was labelled “an early Independence Day fireworks display”.
But UFO conspiracy theorists say this was a so-called “false flag”to test people’s reactions to paranormal events such as an alien attack.
The Project Blue Beam conspiracy theory claims through Nasa the US Government will one day use hologram technology to create a false paranormal event such as UFO invasion or even a second coming, in order to introduce new controls upon us all.
While the Daily Star reports ufologists believe the space agency may have sent UFOs into the sky in order to prepare people on Earth from an impending invasion of extra-terrestrial life.
In truth, after multiple failed attempts, NASA’s Malemute sounding rocket lit up the sky with blue, green and red artificial clouds on Thursday.
The light show was seen by witnesses across the US from North Carolina to New York.
In tweets with photos of the rocket launch, the space agency called it “an early Independence Day fireworks display”.
The rocket launch – from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, US – reached an altitude of 118 miles and lasted eight minutes.
Four minutes in, it deployed 10 canisters about the size of soft drink cans, each containing a coloured vapour that forms artificial, luminescent clouds.
The Wallops facility, and local police stations, reportedly received 2,000 UFO reports and photographs from stunned onlookers, terrified about what exactly the unidentified lights were.
Tyler Glockner, who runs controversial UFO YouTube channel SecureTeam 10 said in a video: “This looked like an alien invasion and it would appear they’re testing these different technologies that could potentially be used in order to get people frightened and flood the 911 centres with calls about these strange lights moving through the sky.
“They run their test, they got their reaction and they have the perfect cover story.
“Is this a test of Project Blue Beam?
“Do you guys think that a lot of the UFO sightings we see are not from off planet but are in fact from our own government?”
“Are they nothing but holographic simulations in order to condition us for the big alien invasion?”
Project Bluebeam has largely been debunked as a fictitious theory first presented in 1994 by Quebecois journalist and conspiracy theorist Serge Monast, in the book Project Blue Beam.
Many viewers were unconvinced by Secureteam 10’s shock claims.
One viewer said: “The fear mongering in your videos is not necessary to gain a following, you being one pioneer of ufology you should be pursuing a change in how the public view aliens,”
Mr Glockner appears on a number of UFO blacklists created by more sceptical investigators, due to claims he uses false footage and misrepresentation in his videos.
Mr Glockner denies misleading people and claims to be a genuine investigator.