A bizarre sighting of a strange-shaped light floating above a hill in Somerset has sparked theories it could be a UFO.
The streak of light was caught on camera near ‘Britain’s UFO capital’ which has been subject to extra-terrestrial sightings for more than 40 years.
This new sighting adds to the list of shimmering lights and crop circles that have been reported by baffled residents over the past few decades.
The video, taken by a resident from Frome, shows streaks of light over nearby Cley hill which is 2 miles from UFO town Warminster.
The footage, which lasts a few minutes, shows the peculiar light moving in circular directions in the night sky.
‘I took this video from my house in Frome last night. It was over the Cley Hill area I think, which is always a hotspot for UFOs’, the resident who took the video told Somerset Live.
‘Probably a drone with a fancy flame effect tail or something. It’s been spotted a few times locally’, the resident said.
Nigel Viel, a local rambler added: ‘Some experts have gone as far as to describe the nearby town of Warminster as Britain’s UFO capital on account of a phenomena first encountered in the mid-1960s.’
On 17 August 1965 a ‘detonation noise’ rocked houses before a ‘monstrous orange flame was seen in the sky, crackling and hissing.’
‘Strange noises were heard in the skies above the town, and an equally strange shimmering light was observed in the vicinity’, said Mr Viel.
The phenomena was known as the ‘Warminster Thing’ and in the decades after, residents reported seeing lots of inexplicable things in the sky.
‘More recently, a report in the local press recorded the experiences of a number of people who witnessed a UFO in the skies in June 2001’, Mr Viel said.
‘A slow-moving bright light was spotted at Semington which was buzzed by an aircraft’.
‘Later, a number of people in Trowbridge saw an object comprised of three lights in a triangular formation heading west towards Warminster’, he said.
In 2010 there was an unexplained 200ft (61 metre) wide design in a field of wheat at Cley Hill.
Some believe the area’s proximity to the prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury is the reason for the strange goings-on.
Others say it is because it lies on the confluence of two so-called leylines, which link spots said to have ‘mystical energy’.
At the top of Cley hill there are remains of a Bronze Age hillfort.
Conspiracy theorists put them down to the proximity of Salisbury Plain, home of secret military work.
‘At the risk of people saying I’m still secretly working for the government, debunking UFO sightings, I’m going to suggest this is a light aircraft – or perhaps a drone – carrying out some sort of spectacular, acrobatic flying display’, Nick Pope, former UFO investigator to the Ministry of Defence, told MailOnline.
‘The location of this sighting is particularly striking, because Cley Hill has long been a UFO hotspot, right back to the Sixties, when UFO sightings and other strange events around the nearby town of Warminster made international news’, he said.