Strange and eerie black ring appears over Quebec skies (VIDEO)

Oct 1 2018, 12:18 pm

Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them? An eerie black ring was spotted over the sky in Salaberry-De-Valleyfield over the weekend as mysterious footage was uploaded to social media.

What’s even weirder, shortly after appearing, more than 3,500 residents in the city were left without power.

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Is it time for us to start wearing aluminum-foil hats? Is it the aftermath of a fireworks display? A weird formation of thousand of tiny insects?


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Unfortunately (or fortunately), it’s none of the above. According to Valleyfield city officials, it was the result of an electrical transformer explosion. A gas ring formed in the sky and black smoke caused the strange ring to appear before slowly disappearing.

At least, that’s what they want us to think…

(CueĀ X-FilesĀ theme).

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