UFO hunters have been examining viral video apparently shot this week in London, which a minority claim shows ‘orbs’ of alien origin in the skies.
Unusual sights have been reported in the seasonably inclement skies above England’s capital London in recent days. Amateur smartphone footage seems to show some anomalies glowing through the granite-coloured skies.
These supposedly Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) seem vaguely spherical in shape.
And some suggest at least three or four of them can be seen in the 57 second-long clip.
Self-titled expert in all things alien Scott Waring is among those who controversially think this unverified video has documented evidence of alien UFOs over London.
Mr Waring wrote a post on his UFO Sightings Daily blog, speculating about the provenance of these purported UFOs.
UFO sighting: Unusual ‘ailen’ sights have been reported over London this week (Image: UFO Sightings Daily)
He said: “I have reported similar UFOs this week. Those are cloud orbs.
“They are dropped-off by a mother orb, which is not much bigger, but produces over 100 other similar size orbs.”
Mr Waring goes so far to say he may have unintentionally unearthed evidence of a worldwide intelligent alien conspiracy.
He said: “At least that’s what I get from past UFO video reports about a decade ago in Japan.
UFO sighting: Many so-called sightings are clear hoaxes (Image: Getty)
“Here its [sic] London, but I reported the same white orbs over Mexico, Hawaii, Colorado, California and Japan […] all this week.
“So, you see, I have seen these orbs a lot in the last 15 years.
“And only seen a mother orb three times on video during that time.
“Rare, but the orbs you see in this video come from a mother orb releasing them one by one in this vicinity.“
However, even a casual observer can see the so-called array of UFOs is really just several low-flying helicopters armed with searchlights encountering thick cloud.
The absurd incident attracted numerous comments on popular video-sharing platform YouTube.
Jeeves1947 was among those who appeared singularly unimpressed by the clip.
He commented somewhat acerbically: “Pity the person with the camera had less than half a brain.”
UFO sighting: This famous early example occurred in Massachusetts in the 1950s (Image: Getty)
Such ‘alien craft’ sightings are almost always examples of wishful thinking, an intention to hoax people or a fascinating phenomenon known as pareidolia.
A subcategory of apophenia, this is the tendency for an inaccurate perception of a stimulus.
This can result in seeing shapes in clouds, in inanimate objects and even abstract patterns.
A disturbingly similar incident occurred over Australian city Sydney three weeks ago.
This involved two apparent anomalies being mistaken for UFOs, despite them clearly being cirrus clouds.