(TMZ) -- Aaron Carter's is seeing phantom objects in the sky ... or it's just a diversionary tactic.

TMZ got Aaron out at Times Square in NYC Tuesday night and asked about reports his family had suicide concerns. But Aaron wasn't having it, so he threw on a director's hat and ran the show. 

And then TMZ's photog asked about prospective boyfriends ... as you know, Aaron came out as bisexual last month, but the timing was strange, especially since he said he was only into dating women these days.

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