A 16-year-old in the UK has become the latest in a very short line of people to have captured what is known as a ‘black ring’ UFO on camera, that has left authorities and scientists scratching their heads.
The story, picked up from The Daily Mirror raises more questions than answers about what caused this eery ring of black to float for minutes in the sky.
Georgina Heap, 16, was playing tennis with mum Jo when she was stopped in her tracks by the fascinating sight.
Gazing into the sky, the pair saw a clearly defined black circle which looked like a giant smoke ring.
The UFO remained there for around three minutes before it disappeared completely.
Georgina, who is studying for her GCSEs, said: “I looked up at it and thought, ‘what the hell?’, it was amazing.
“It was just floating there like a cloud and then it disappeared. It wasn’t birds either.
“There were about ten of us who stopped what we were doing and watched. It is the weirdest thing I have ever seen.”
The spectacle, which appeared near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on Friday evening, has stumped officials.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said there were no reports of fires around that time.
The Met Office also said it did not believe the ring was related to the weather.
Black ring UFOs are not an entirely uncommon occurrence, and in most cases can usually be explained away as a fluke smoke ring, a swarm of bugs or flock of birds, but for many in the UFO community, they see it as something a lot more “otherworldly”.
Websites like Real UFOS claim that the rings could be caused by cloaked UFOs or the residue caused by a UFO, and point to a series of deleted YouTube videos as evidence of governmental cover ups on the issue, while others who have captured the same phenomena took it as a sign from the almighty up above.
There’s even video footage from 2009 on YouTube of a sighting over a them park in Virginia called King’s Dominion.
And then there comes the mother of all black ring photos and theories which dates back to Virginia again in 1957 where one of the first recorded occurrences of the phenomena has been heralded as the holy grail of black ring sightings, yet has also been explained away on numerous occasions without any alien involvement.
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