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.
“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.“
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.