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A Weird Black Ring Appeared in the Sky and Then Disappeared (Updated)

By Casey Chan on at

This is bizarre. A 16-year-old girl saw a giant black ring in the sky above England and captured it on video. After three minutes of floating around like a cloud, the black ring disappeared completely. So far, experts have no idea what it was.

The black ring appeared over Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in England and the weather experts are saying it doesn't have anything to do with the weather while the firefighters are saying there were no fires around the time of the sighting so, well, yeah. Everyone is confused.

Georgina Heap, the 16-year-old girl who recorded the video of the ring, told the Mirror:

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.

The most logical explanation is that it's some sort of smoke ring (though who knows where it would come from). Or maybe it's a bunch of bees in a suicidal ritual. Or something out of Rust Cohle's imagination. No one knows.

All we do know is that this girl should be slapped for recording the video vertically.

Updated: Mystery solved! The local Warwick Castle had been testing firework effects for a recreation of a Trebuchet fireball, which is now thought to be the cause of the ring.

"We've seen a number of different effects, including the vortex images that have been reported," a spokesman for the castle told the BBC. "As yet we don't know what causes the phenomenon but it's certainly a spooky spectacle."