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Strange black smoke ring filmed over Pakistan

Posted on Thursday, 23 January, 2020 | Comment icon 22 comments

What could have produced this smoke ring ? Image Credit: Twitter / @razzblues
This giant ring, which was spotted drifting up into the sky, has been the topic of some heated debate this week.
The phenomenon reportedly appeared on January 21st over the city of Lahore - the capital of Punjab province - where it was seen by multiple witnesses who recorded the spectacle on their phones.

Footage of the ring quickly racked up tens of thousands of views on social media, leading to much speculation over exactly what it could be.

Some users suggested that it could be UFO related, while others favored more skeptical possibilities.
It's interesting to note that giant smoke rings like this have been seen before over the last few years.

Back in 2014, for instance, a very similar phenomenon, which was captured on camera over the UK city of Leamington Spa, was later found to have been caused by a fireworks test.

Similarly, another ring spotted in Chicago in 2012 was caused by a transformer blowing up.

As such, this latest example is also likely to have an equally conventional explanation.

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Tags: Ring, Smoke, Pakistan

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Robotic Jew on 23 January, 2020, 18:53
Like a giant squid perhaps?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Desertrat56 on 23 January, 2020, 19:05
No I was thinking more like the television show V
Comment icon #15 Posted by An0n1m0us on 23 January, 2020, 22:25
Its all skeptics on this site now. It used to be that individuals on this site were believers to some extent of the topics at hand, however now everyone has a skeptical opinion about every post and subject.  Sad really. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by pbarosso on 24 January, 2020, 0:00
because e all learned. its not sad. its progress
Comment icon #17 Posted by South Alabam on 24 January, 2020, 1:03
I used to make a black powder ring about 1 foot in diameter, then light it off and it would make a smoke ring about 10 feet in diameter. And I didn't require a UFO to do it..
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 24 January, 2020, 12:43
Didn't you consider how much better it could be with some Alien involvement?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Herr Falukorv on 24 January, 2020, 20:19
Whats sad about that?? Isnt it healthy to be sceptic and question things?
Comment icon #20 Posted by Calibeliever on 24 January, 2020, 22:16
This is what happens when transformers blow up. They make a helluva bang too. 
Comment icon #21 Posted by jbondo on 28 January, 2020, 15:35
Now, that's funny! LOL!
Comment icon #22 Posted by switchopens on 1 February, 2020, 8:15
I seen one of these before just like that. It originated from the tail-pipe of a backfiring pickup. I was like 10. No one believed me.

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