The footage, shot from the side of a road in Cuernavaca, near Mexico City, appears to show a mysterious glowing object hurtling through the sky.
As the cameraman zooms in for a better look, a fiery ball with flaming wings is revealed.
The video, recorded on June 29, was uploaded to YouTube by a user named only as Kimdragon1.
After seeing the footage, one user wrote: “I saw exact the same thing at June 29 from Greece at 23.00 local time.”
UFO watchers have speculated the mysterious object could have been a meteorite or space junk entering Earth’s atmosphere, although this theory has been rejected by others who argue the object’s slow trajectory is more akin to a comet or aeroplane vapour trail lit by the sunset.