DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The day after the Area 51 storming, a WDAY News viewer sent in a video that can only be described as strange.

Todd Mitchell and his wife own and run the Country Campground just south of Detroit Lakes.

Mitchell was trying to get video of the lightning from storms on Friday, Sept. 20.

On a rewatch he noticed he'd captured what appears to be an odd, black shape seemingly flying through the sky before it vanishes into thin air.

Initially you may think it's just a bug, but the figure comes back and if you watch closely it looks like it flies through a cloud.

He said going back a couple minutes further in the recording he saw the shape dart across the camera again.

Mitchell sent in the video hoping someone could help identify the shape.

Mitchell added the reference to Area 51 is ironic and something he's always joked about.

He said the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce marks the Country Campground as spot 51 on the area's map.

If you know what this could be, let us know!

Todd Mitchell, who captured the mysterious black shape in the sky, noted that he shot the video in a spot at the Country Campground identified by the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce as "51." Todd Mitchell / Special to the Forum
Todd Mitchell, who captured the mysterious black shape in the sky, noted that he shot the video in a spot at the Country Campground identified by the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce as "51." Todd Mitchell / Special to the Forum