UFO investigator Nick Pope recently commented on the clip which went viral after it was featured by a local news site.
The clip, which has come to be known as the Droitwich abduction video, was recorded in the UK in 2010 and had flown mostly under the radar until last year when a team of local researchers known as the Birmingham UFO Group (BUFOG) managed to obtain a copy of it.
The story goes that the woman had believed that she was being regularly abducted by aliens and had decided to install an infrared CCTV camera in her bedroom to capture any potential evidence on film.
The footage itself shows her tossing and turning in bed before seemingly disappearing into thin air with the bed covers falling down at the spot on which she had been lying just seconds before.
She can then be seen to reappear towards the end of the clip – again seemingly out of thin air.
The total amount of time she was missing was around 12 minutes.
“Frankly, there’s not much middle ground here: it’s either a hoax, or something genuinely spooky and – perhaps – out of this world,” former MoD UFO investigator Nick Pope told the Birmingham Mail.
“If I had the footage while I was working on the UFO desk, and if I also had access to the camera equipment, I could have secured a proper scientific analysis using intelligence community imagery analysis resources and capabilities.”
“That would quickly have told me if the footage was genuine, or had been faked.”