A mysterious cloud spotted over Al Ain City this month has sparked fears among conspiracy theorists of an alien invasion.
The circular cloud was spotted by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, who tweeted a video of it.
Scott C Waring, who runs UFO Sightings Daily, now claims that the cloud is a ‘clocked alien craft’.
He said: “If you look closely at the hole, you will see an inner and outer ring. This means the UFO is still there right now as this photo was taken.”
شوهدت هذه الظاهرة النادرة والجميلة صباح اليوم في مدينة العين
تُسمى hole punch cloud
أو ظاهرة fallstreak hole pic.twitter.com/NbOd9zofNk
— إبراهيم الجروان (@ibrahimaljarwan) March 17, 2019
Mr Waring claims the UFO visited the UAE ‘to observe one of the richest countries in the world for their oil and wealth.’
He added: “They are watching, recording and gathering more data on you than you knew existed.
“All without your permission to do so. That is a crime that has continued for thousands of years on Earth and still does. I call that a crime against humanity.”
While Mr Waring is convinced that the cloud is the result of a UFO, to us, it looks like a hole-punch cloud.
A hole-punch cloud, also known as a fallstreak cloud, forms when temperatures are below freezing, but water droplets in the clouds are yet to freeze due to a lack of ice particles.
When ice particles form quickly, it causes a domino effect as the water droplets connect with the crystals, which get heavier and then suddenly start to fall.
This process leaves a large hole in the cloud.