Though many are banned, fireworks are a popular summertime activity for Northern Coloradans. But could they ultimately be distracting us from possible extraterrestrial encounters?

There were 4 UFO sightings reported to the National UFO Reporting Center on July 4, 2016, in Northern Colorado alone, and while it's easy to automatically dismiss these sightings as fireworks, it's important to note that perhaps aliens made so many visits because they knew humans would be distracted by fireworks on that day.

Ancient astronaut theorists have explored the possibility of extraterrestrials aiding in the founding of the United States of America, so if aliens do in fact visit Earth, they definitely know that Independence Day tends to be a busy day for us. In fact, this theory is covered in an entire episode of the show, Ancient Aliens (see below).

The National UFO Reporting Center is a place where potential UFO sightings can be submitted and recorded in Internet history. When reporting a sighting, witnesses describe the encounters and what shape(s) they saw - for example, many people see fireballs, triangles, and spheres, among others.

Could aliens have been celebrating the United States' birthday in Northern Colorado on July 4, or were citizens mistaking fireworks for UFOs? You be the judge.

Whether or not these were UFOs will remain a mystery, and could probably easily be debunked. But it's always fun to wonder, what if?

Speaking of what if - what if Horsetooth Rock was created as a result of a battle between good and evil extraterrestrials? Horsetooth Rock has an interesting story that could attract the attention of Ancient Aliens, and it's definitely worth exploring.