Nanaimo RCMP were wondering if they had an X-Files case on their hands.
They started receiving several calls around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday about “unexplained, strange lights” in the sky in northern part of the city.
People were out filming the lights and taking pictures.
Turns out, a guy at a nearby mall parking lot was flying a box kite with LED lights attached to the tail.
Police say it was flying extremely high, possibly around 10,000 feet, when it broke and floated off.