PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO - 'At first, the image was just a shadowy blip on radar screens but, as it crisscrossed the globe, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was able to confirm that the linear object is actually comprised of nine images. Further radar analysis has revealed the now-identified flying object to be eight reindeer pulling a sleigh whose occupant is a large, jolly man wearing a red suit.

Further, the lead reindeer has as beacon-like shiny red nose, and the vessel is making an untold number of stops to deliver gifts to good little girls and boys all over the planet.

Currently, the airborne enterprise is in Wolfsburg, Germany, headed to Zurich, Switzerland. Based on tracking data, it is anticipated that this magical endeavor -- now known to be Santa Claus and his reindeer -- is expected to reach the Hilltop City sometime in the middle of the night.

NORAD has made a live video stream of this unique event available via a special website, located at noradsanta.org,