Video shows a bizarre circling object in the skies above Cley Hill, near Warminster, Somerset.
Warminster has been crowned the country’s top UFO hotspot since the 1960s when a strange spate of UFO sightings and paranormal incidents led to the legend of the Warminster Thing developing.
People reported eerie thundering noises, lights in the sky, birds being killed, and even cars malfunctioning after balls of light appeared above.
The area still witnesses UFO sightings and many crop circles.
The new video, was filmed by a resident from Frome, and shows the circling shows streaks of light above the hill, which is just two miles from Warminster.
The resident said: “I took this video from my house in Frome.
“It was over the Cley Hill area I think, which is always a hotspot for UFOs.”
But, they were not convinced it was anything alien, adding: “Probably a drone with a fancy flame effect tail or something. It’s been spotted a few times locally.”
However, it was picked up by UFO channels and soon went viral, with speculation about an alien origin and the earlier events from Warminster.
Some conspiracy theorists even suggested it could be secret flight tests connected to military activity at nearby Salisbury Plain.
But, it appears the cameraman’s hunch was right that there was a sensible explanation.
Scott Brando, who runs hoax-busting website ufoofinterest.org was the first to come forward and suggest it was a kite or acrobatic aircraft with pyrotechnics, providing video clips of both making a similar swirling effect.
Later, AeroSPARX, an aircraft aerobatic team that performs at air shows across Europe, came forward with an explanation.
It appears it was a stunt plane belonging to the team.
Website Sky Watchers, who analyses UFO footage tracked down the culprits, and discovered AeroSPARX had been in the area at the time.
AeroSPARX, says of the particular craft: “The Grob is unique amongst air show types, as it has a special clearance to fly at night.
“Pyrotechnics are quite unique and special in the half-light of twilight, but at night they really come alive and you can truly appreciate their majestic nature.”