A 16-year-old English girl was shocked when she saw a giant black ring in the sky and captured it on video.
Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother Jo in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in England when she looked up at the sky and saw a mysterious black ring, the Daily Mail reported.
The ring remained in the sky for nearly three minutes before it disappeared completely.
Heap, who is studying for her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), said the circle was “the weirdest thing I have ever seen.”
“I looked up at it and thought ‘what the hell?’, it was amazing,” she told the Mirror. “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.”
She took a photo of the circle on her iPhone but so far, experts have not been able to offer explanation for the unusual black mark.
Even though the circle looked like a giant smoke ring, Warwick Fire and Rescue service said there were no reports of fire around that time.
The Met Office also said it did not believe the ring was related to the weather.
Nick Pope, an expert on UFOs and a previous government adviser on unexplained phenomena, said he believed the circle to be “organic.”
“It’s a truly bizarre image. It looks like a smoke ring, but I can’t see where it could have come from. Other alternatives would include some sort of unusual meteorological phenomenon,” he explained.
“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.”
However, research done by WTSP 10 News found that rings seen over Pinellas County, Fla., in October 2013 and around Chicago in 2010 were very similar to the one spotted in England. Except what caused the rings – and others like it in Texas and Oklahoma – are from electrical transformers blowing up.
An example of a transformer explosion in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago can be viewed below: