'Ominous' black ring moves through sky over England

Reddit users theorized the ring may have resulted from a fried electricity transformer.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   July 24, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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WEST BRIDGFORD, England, July 24 (UPI) -- A YouTube user shared video of a mysterious "huge black ring" flying over his house in Nottinghamshire, England.

The video, posted to YouTube by Pierce Smith, shows a black ring moving through the sky Thursday above Smith's home in Nottinghamshire.

"Huge black ring just drifted over my village," Smith wrote in the description of the video, which was titled, "Something weird flew over my house today."

Smith shared the video of the "ominous" ring on Reddit, where users commented it may have resulted from an electricity transformer catching fire.

"This is usually caused by a large transformer frying. I remember a similar video posted a while ago," Redditor Anonymoose98 wrote.

Other Redditors explained the ring may have kept its shape due to a phenomenon known as "laminar flow," which is also responsible for the slow dissipation of exhaust trails from jet engines.

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