Even after dismissing witchcraft with a rational mind this is still really, really weird. Dubbed the Black Ring of Leamington Spa, the strange phenomenon was captured by Georgina Heap, 16, on her iPhone on Friday evening near Warwick Castle.
Fire services have said no fires were reported at the time and the Met Office have said it does not appear to be weather-related.
Heap said it was "the weirdest thing I have ever seen. 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."
UFO expert, Nick Pope, described the video as "truly bizarre" and ruled out it's being a smoke ring.
He added: "One other possibility is that the shape is made up of millions of bees or other insects, but I've never heard of insects behaving in this way before, so if this is the explanation, it's a real-life X-File."
Post by aprillynn93 on Apr 16, 2014 14:01:02 GMT -5
This same story was posted in my group on Facebook a few days ago. Here is what one person just posted about the rings:
"I've seen them. There is an end of summer party in Fenton, Mo that all the pyrotechnics's people bring all the years left over fireworks too and they set them off while bbqing and partying. These huge smoke rings form after a certain kind of "drum" explosive is fired."
Wouldn't people have heard the firework? Usually fireworks leave white smoke behind as well, and a smell, but we don't see that, or any other rings and it's a perfectly formed circle without any breaks either, it's definitely odd.
Post by aprillynn93 on Apr 17, 2014 11:26:42 GMT -5
It just depends on the situation as to what would have been heard or seen. If it had traveled a long way, or was very high up, you wouldn't necessarily have seen the smoke. Also the sound of the explosion wouldn't necessarily have been loud enough to be heard, depending on what made it, topography, distance, surrounding noises, etc.
We just don't have enough information here to rule out an explosion and that is far more likely the explanation over it being a UFO.
Post by aprillynn93 on Apr 18, 2014 10:33:41 GMT -5
Yes-it could have been birds or a swarm of insects too. That's the other problem with this video. They said it just disappeared, but we don't get to see how it disappeared. Perhaps if we did see that, we could tell what it was.