Weird Story

People Saw "Disturbing" Black Ring That Hovered Above Disneyland In California

A video showing a black ring hovering over Disneyland, also known as "the happiest place on earth," caused a stir among doomsday preppers. The sighting was described as "disturbing."

Although visitors to the California theme park typically aim to escape reality and create enchanting memories, the type of magic represented by the black ring sighting was not what they had hoped for.

Kyle Hawkins recorded the video in 2016, which depicts a colossal smoke ring descending upon the crowds from the night sky.

The individuals behind the camera can be heard conversing about the unusual occurrence, with one individual describing it as "disturbing."

Kyle was understandably shaken by the experience and wrote: "No idea what this could be... Walking up main street at Disneyland, following the parade."

"Everyone around me starts looking up and pointing at this daunting black ring floating methodically above us.

"It was a windy night, couldn't have been a smoke ring. Everyone watched it in fear/confusion."

He continued: "I half expected an alien portal to open up through this ring as we were gazing up in disbelief... The strangest thing I've ever seen.

"I yanked my phone out to record as soon as I saw this thing, then immediately uploaded to YouTube. This is raw footage, apologize for shakiness."

People are once again discussing the strange video after it was shared on Reddit today (February 14th).

As expected, some individuals made jokes about vaping, with one person stating: "We get it, you vape."

"Voldemort is back," joked another. A third just said, "Don't look up."

Several individuals believe that the black ring could be a portal to another dimension or a glitch in the matrix. However, as is typical with such situations, there is likely a more rational explanation.

According to a Redditor, the smoke ring is a result of the fire blast that occurs during the World of Color show at California Adventure.

"I know this because I work there," they said. "I used to lmfao at people freaking out over this."

That explanation appears reasonable, though it was still met with some skepticism, albeit in a humorous manner.

"That's what an alien would say," said one, with another writing, "Explanation bears the hallmarks of a classic alien distraction."

The internet, don't you just love it?

Several commenters provided similar explanations, such as this individual who stated: "Its a smoke ring from pyrotechnics."

"In Germany, NRW in about 2016 there was the same smoke-ring in the sky," wrote another. "Radio, TV, etc I remember seeing this ring in social media everywhere."

"Those rings are totally normal and keep happening from a special kind of fireworks. They stay for a few minutes and vanish."

And a third claimed: "This is a smoke ring from a cylinder of gasoline and diesel mixed 50/50, and with a small black powder charge detonated electrically.

"It makes a large fireball. A good way for an amateur to lose their face, but professionally done it is dramatic, and in a large percentage of cases, a smoke ring forms."

"Not mystical, but beautiful." And somewhat eerie.