The supposed UFO or unidentified flying object was spotted earlier this week and filmed by YouTuber DEADBEATchess666. And although at first glance, the UFO appears to be nothing more than a cloud, some conspiracy theorists are not so certain. The UFO video shows a stationary cloud hovering in the distance behind some treetops.
The cloud appeared over West Yorkshire and prompted claims from prominent UFO researcher Scott Waring extraterrestrial phenomena were afoot.
Mr Waring, who runs the blog UFO Sightings Daily, is a popular purveyor of UFO conspiracies and claims.
He said: “The white disk was seen passing over Yorkshire, England this week.
“The eyewitness jokingly states, ‘alien mothership from fifth dimension disguised as harmless cloud’. But the truth is not far from it.
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“UFOs do form clouds, many UFO reports have documented witnessing such clouds forming around UFOs and UFOs darting into clouds to hide.
“So we know aliens have done it many times before.
“This UFO has absolutely perfect dimensions on its top.”
And this is not the first time Mr Waring has made similar claims about harmless clouds.
In August, for instance, he shared photographs of round clouds over Japan’s Mount Fuji, dubbing them “100 percent proof” aliens are here.
In some cases, the clouds will have multiple, tiered layers.
The Met Office said: “These strange, unnatural looking clouds sometimes form downwind of hills or mountains.
“They are quite unusual in the British Isles but do occasionally occur.
“They look a lot like the traditional shape of flying saucers in science fiction, and real lenticular clouds are believed to be one of the most common explanations for UFO sightings across the world.”