Mysterious Moving Bar of Light Triggers Ring Doorbell.

Location of Sighting: Portland, Oregon
Date of Sighting: November 9, 2019
Time of Sighting: 8:08 PM PST


Check out this video I captured on my Ring device. (See above video clip.)

Description: All evening long I have had repeated notifications from my Ring doorbell “motion detected at the front door”.  There is never anyone there, only this mysterious moving bar of light.  I have maybe 20 or more different videos.  I want someone to come check this out.  It scares me.  

Witness Response to Investigator Questions: I live in Portland OR.  I have about 19 videos of these occurrences over the course of the evening in to the night. I have captured nothing similar since then.  I concluded that it might have been someone messing around with a light bar suspended from a drone.  But what is perplexing is the many many hours over which these events occurred, plus some views that seem to show wispy trails from the bottom of the bar, and some instances where the bar fades out and then reappears, and when a small portion of the bar becomes unlit.  I am such a believer in alien life and prefer to regard this as an other worldly, not necessarily malevolent, event.  Thank you for your response.  In the light of day I am not at all fearful. So much of my alarm was due, no doubt, to a lifetime fear of the dark.  And there has been no similar activity since that night.  Oh yes, I do indeed have a small portable motion detector light I had forgotten, so the greenish light that would appear suddenly in some of the videos came on as a result of the motion of the object.  

Investigator Note: I first thought that the object could be a reflection, but given that the motion detector was triggered that may not be a good explanation. Also the witness only saw the object on one night. The green light on the upper left corner of the still image means that the motion detector has been triggered resulting in video footage,.

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9 Responses to Mysterious Moving Bar of Light Triggers Ring Doorbell.

  1. Rebecca J. says:


    This is actually a spider web. I had the same sighting on my RING with multiple motion alerts. Finally, a spider came into view on my camera and it was very obvious that it was weaving a web; hence why the “light bar” kept floating around. I still have my video if you’re interested in seeing it. Not a UFO anymore!


    • Administrator says:

      Yes, I believe that spider webs can cause these anomalies. I have security cameras and see this from time to time.

      Thanks for your comments.

    • Pam says:

      I have a number of videos from my ring doorbell of something similar. It is not cobwebs as they move off camera and then reappear. I am not sure what they are, but they are definitely interesting.

  2. Alfred says:

    I believe it’s a spider web. They can be quite reflective to IR.

  3. Shaun W. says:

    Hello Will. I actually just had something similar show up on my ring doorbell. I uploaded to this site, but here is the youtube link. If you would please answer one question for me. Do you work for the government? Simple yes or no would be fine.

  4. j says:

    It’s something attached close to the field of view near camera like a spider web string with a tiny stick stuck to it blowing in the wind. It just looks further away than it is and bigger too than it is. Simple explanation (Occam’s Razor).

  5. Jim says:

    It looks and moves a lot like a Spider web thread illuminated by a light source. (Spider at bottom?). There are lots of problems with RING, etc. doorbells being activated by bugs, etc. See web search.

    • Administrator says:

      Thanks for the comments. Yeah it could something like a spider. Occasionally, I see them on my security cameras. I have more problems will spiders building which obstruct the lens covers of my cameras.

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