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The year 2013 has been marked with several sightings of mysterious objects believed to be Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).The latest is the sighting of a cigar-shaped object in the skies above Appleton city in the Wisconsin state of USA.

The video of the mysterious object suspected to be an UFO was posted on YouTube by a user named 'UFObook'. The two-and-a-half-minute long video was uploaded with a description which reads, "This video of a cigar shaped aircraft in the rain was recorded north of Appleton WI. It hovers on one spot and turns slowly. The author of this video discovered it when he was looking out of his window. He got his camera with video function to capture it."

The object spotted was long and thin as well as appeared to be motionless in the sky for quite some time.

This is not the first time that a cigar-shaped UFO has been spotted hovering over the skies. The website UFO Sightings Daily, coordinated by Scott C. Waring, published a photo captured in 1870 which showed a similar shaped celestial object appearing in the same region. "Such cigar UFOs have been seen for thousands of years or more and recorded in photos since the 1800s," noted the website.

However, the cigar-shaped object found over Appleton city skies has stirred up a public debate on the YouTube forum with some calling it as a result of technological advancement and the rest pointing it as a government conspiracy.

Below is a video of the cigar-shaped UFO spotted over Appleton skies

"Technology has the ability of actually setting us back instead of moving forward due to all it's apps and photo-shopping capabilities. So we never know if we're looking at something authentic or hoaxed," a YouTube user commented on the video.

Earlier last week, a mysterious flying object which changes shape was spotted over Lima, Peru. Eyewitnesses described the object as similar to a "Jelly Fish."