Beginning last Tuesday, residents in Portsmouth (nicknamed Pompey), England reported seeing a strange, saucer-shaped object flying through the sky.
Word spread, using the designated hashtag #pompeyufo
The reports continued on Wednesday, and Lewis Rogers (26), of The Seagulls, Lee-on-the-Solent, took this photograph while visiting a friend from the area:
That same afternoon, Twitter user Ladyloki tweeted a different picture of the same object:
The paper quotes
Johnny Blackwell, 23, who says, I dont believe in UFOs, but when I saw this I didnt know what it was. It didnt look like a cloud, and it was moving very fast.
Laura Young, a spokesperson for The Met Office
(The U.K.s national weather service), told the News: After looking at the images, I can say the object is nothing to do with the weather. It is not meteorological and is not a cloud.
While the object may be unidentifiable at this time, other Portsmouth residents have some theories: