Black 'Rings of Death' Spotted in Skies Worldwide Cause Panic
Mysterious rings have appeared in the sky around the world
Bizarre black rings have been spotted floating in the skies by terrified witnesses around the globe.
Over the last 2 months, eyewitnesses in countries all around the world have reported the strange floating circles that have been dubbed the "black rings of death".
The latest sighting was on Sunday above a major highway in Yorkshire, UK.
The circle resembled a giant smoke ring but West Yorkshire Fire Service said there had been no reports of a fire.
The Met Office also confirmed the ring also did not appear to be weather-related.
The same rings have also been reported in the skies of Russia and the United States.
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Star reports: Kimberley Robinson, 22, took the snap and said:
“It looked a bit smokey but the shape was a solid ring.
“We hadn’t ever seen anything like this before so we have looked into it and no one knows what it is.”
Locals in Novosibirsk, central Russia, also reported the terrifying sight before it disappeared into the clouds.
One witness, going by the name of Marina Marina, said: “This looks like some kind of creepy warning.”
Another named Andrey Ivanov said: “Aliens are coming to get us. Scary!”
One commentator speculated the sight was down to a rare weather phenomenon.
They claimed: “The smoke ring is nothing but a soliton – black hydrocarbon, with the vortex making up a ring and lifting it into the air.”
However, the theory was later dismissed by weather experts who claimed there was no evidence to support it.
Read Yagudin, from the Siberian Hydrometeorological Centre, said: “There is no such definition in meteorology as a soliton. This is not a meteorological event.”
Another bizarre circular formation was spotted in Missouri, the US, on Saturday evening.
The large ring floated through the sky and sparked fears of extra-terrestrial life. However, local police say it emerged from a fireworks shoot.
Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs and other mysteries for the Ministry of Defence, thinks he may have solved the mystery.
He said: “Despite exotic theories about UFOs, aliens, or portals to the 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.”
An interesting theory, although no known festivals were taking place nearby at the time of any of the sightings.