You may have read about the mysterious “big black ring” that recently appeared in the sky over Leamington Spa, near Warwick Castle in England?
The strange black halo was captured by 16-year-old schoolgirl Georgina Heap on her iPhone, as it appeared overhead whilst she was playing tennis with her mother, Jo. The ring floated in the air for several minutes, before disappearing. When Georgina shared the footage with the British media, it led to considerable debate as to what the mysterious circle could possibly be?
Was it possibly something to do with the weather, a rain cloud perhaps? The Met Office said no, it was not weather related.
Was it a UFO? Nick Pope, an expert on UFOs and former government advisor, said no, it looked more organic in form.
Was the black ring was made up by thousands of swarming insects, or possibly birds?
And lastly and most unlikely, was the ominous black ring a sign of a disgruntled deity calling time on humanity….?
None of these answers seemed to fit (especially the last one) and a search for what could have caused the hovering halo led to considerable debate on social media and television as to what exactly had Georgina filmed?
Well, all can now be revealed, and while some sticklers were hoping for a close encounter with some alien intelligence, the mysterious circle has turned out to be nothing more than a puff of smoke caused by fireworks launched from nearby Warwick Castle.
BBC News reports that a spokesman from Warwick Castle explained on Tuesday afternoon that they had been testing “fire effects” to go with the daily firing of the Trebuchet Fireball—a giant catapult.
“We’ve seen a number of different effects, including the vortex images that have been reported,” the spokesman said. “As yet we don’t know what causes the phenomenon but it’s certainly a spooky spectacle.”
So, there you have it, no UFOs, no god, and certainly no treason, or plot. Just a little gunpowder.
Via BBC News