The strange phenomenon was captured in the village of San Sebastian Bernal, now known as Pueblo Magico (Magical Town) de Bernal, in the central Mexican state of Queretaro.
The footage shows a large dark figure with what looks like outstretched arms suddenly appearing and then disappearing.
The video has been seen several thousand times and a lively comment debate has been sparked between social media users
Sceptics say the image was either edited or it was a bird flying by, which for a moment formed the figure when sunlight deformed its shadow.
One user wrote: “It’s obviously an insect that flew close to the lens.”
Whilst another wrote: “First investigate if there was a party at the time because you can clearly see the lights projecting a hologram, this technology is very elementary for those who want to try it, and this is them projecting the image of Jesus accompanied by his angels.”
One user even said: “This is not a bird or a fairy, this is a phenomenon seen before in places with a high energy charge. This is an animal which up until now has not been seen due to the speed of its flight.”
However, many other netizens have called the figure a bad omen, an angel or even a being from another planet.
On user wrote: “Aliens exist and they’re in your town.”