Together with the Epstein List, the top trending topic on social media over the weekend has been the so-called Miami Aliens.
Videos have circulated online supposedly showing eight to 10 foot aliens chasing locals and crawling through a Miami mall, with a heavy police presence of up to 100 cars in response.
Other clips allege to show alien spaceships with bright, fiery lights flying through the sky.
Video of aliens from Miami mall 👀 pic.twitter.com/ZaSfuDneLY
— Interesting (@interestingfctt) January 7, 2024
In reality it is clear that these so-called alien sightings are all just a hoax.
Aliens in Miami?
But one actual alien did land in Miami this weekend. His name? Lionel Messi!
🐐Messi returning to Miami to prepare for preseason.🦩❤️🔥🦩
— FCB Albiceleste (@FCBAlbiceleste) January 7, 2024
Messi returned to the United States from Rosario ready to go for 2024.
The Argentine superstar may now be 36 but his extra terrestrial powers are showing no signs of waning.
Since joining Inter Miami in the summer on a free transfer from PSG, he has scored an impressive 11 goals in 14 games for the MLS club.
The last year has been a special one for Messi.
He won the Ballon d’Or off the back of his heroics for Argentina at the 2022 World Cup as he led the Albiceleste to their first triumph in 36 years.
The veteran was the player of the tournament, taking home the Golden Ball after scoring seven goals and providing three assists on the road to glory.
He scored in every knockout round and struck twice in the final as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Messi also enjoyed an excellent 2022-23 season with PSG, scoring 21 goals in 41 games.
“There were no aliens, UFOs, or ETs. No airports were closed. No power outages,” the Miami Police Department said on Saturday.
But that was before Messi returned to Miami!