By JON AUSTIN - Express..
PUBLISHED: 15:16, Fri, Jan 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 15:47, Fri, Jan 1, 2016
Authorities are still trying to fathom the cause of the blaze on the 20th floor of the 63-storey hotel which broke out at 9.30pm local time.
The witness, a commuter who has not been named, sent details of the flying disc, he said appeared at 6.42am local time, to UFO investigators, which have been picked up by a number of other alien websites.
He said: "I was driving to work, when an object appeared in the sky.
"I thought the object was a blimp (airship) or helicopter at first, but it didn't move."
The shocked driver parked up at his office to investigate further.
he said: "It was still there. I looked closer and could not determine the craft.
"I worked as a civilian contractor for the Air Force for 12 years and am familiar with all types of aircraft."
He noticed the object did not have any lights.