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Security camera footage has captured an eerie black ring floating in the sky. Is it a UFO? A bizarre smoke signal? Or something else entirely? Watch it here and mull it over:
The clip, which was shared on TikTok by user @farmmommalife, opens with security cam footage, showing a family looking in amazement at the sky and asking, "What the f***?"
Another video, filmed on a hand-held device, shows the smoke ring itself, while the person filming asks, "What in the world...?"
It can be seen hovering, almost motionless, with wisps of smoke emanating from a black ring shape.
Many people commented to ask what was going on, with some left wondering whether it was 'a portal to another dimension' or even 'a portal from all the anime worlds coming to Earth'.
In truth, it's less likely to be visitors from outer space, or even an elaborate hoax.
Similar black smoke rings often crop up, leaving people scratching their heads about what's going on.
The phenomenon actually occurs when electric transformer boxes explode. A quick Google brings up hundreds of identical images, all of which show that same thick black ring.
After one appeared in the UK near Birkenshaw on the M62 a few years back, a UFO investigator ruled out any chance of extra-terrestrial action.
Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs and other mysteries for the Ministry of Defence in the past, explained at the time: "Despite exotic theories about UFOs, aliens, or portals to other dimensions, I believe there's a decidedly down-to-earth explanation here.
"A so-called smoke vortex can arise when you have a blast through a circular structure like a smokestack.
"So these weird effects can be caused by accident - or indeed by design.
"On this latter point, they can be created as a sort of pyrotechnic effect, and it would be interesting to know if there were any outdoor festivals being held in the area concerned.
"I realise that by debunking this I'll probably be accused of working for the Illuminati or something, but I genuinely think we can close the case file on this one."
And although, as some social media users pointed out, there was no bang captured on the video, it seems more likely than invisible visitors, or portals to other dimensions.
Some others commented to say that transformers close to them make noises so loud that it wakes them up in the night, with one adding that they can be heard from 'miles' away.
So... not a UFO then.
The search continues, LADs.
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