MEXICO CITY: Bizarre footage showing what appears to be a ‘flying saucer’ has been spotted hovering above a a town in Mexico.
The phenomenon was filmed by stunned eyewitnesses with their smartphones in the small town of Progreso de Madero in Puebla state in central Mexico.
The UFO has sparked an online controversy. Many eyewitnesses can be heard in the background of the video trying to explain the apparition.
One woman asks: “What is that?”, and a man replies: “A flying saucer?”
Another woman speculates: “It’s a rain formation”, but the man counters: “No, it’s not, it’s a black wheel”, and the woman notes: “It’s going up.”
The footage which shows a huge black ring hovering in the sky left local residents baffled.
The black ring quickly disappeared from view and there is still no official explanation for it.
Some were convinced that it was a flying saucer while others, pointing out that it was partially enveloped in cloud, thought it was a weather-related phenomenon.
The contversy carried on the internet as user ‘Alejandro Lopez Robles’ was convinced he had seen something from another world. “It’s a flying saucer,” he commented.
Another user ‘Xavior Burns Red’ felt there was a more natural explanation, adding: “I have never seen a whirlwind before. Impressive.”
There have been a number of reported sightings of UFOs above Mexico in recent months.
Motorist Carlos Arriola filmed a black disc in the sky above the city of Morelia in state of Michoacan in central Mexico in April.
A ‘fleet’ of seven or eight shining lights were also seen flying over the US-Mexico border at Tijuana in January.