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Falling ‘UFO’ is spotted in Somerset 

A falling UFO eerily reminiscent of a scene from an iconic movie has been captured on camera.

Strange footage has revealed what appears to be a large black object plunging into the Earth from the middle of a rainbow.

While it’s not exactly clear what the object is, a number of explanations have been suggested – including a smudge on a camera or a bird. 

One viewer wrote: ‘It’s a bird’. Another said: ‘That would be a huge bird. There’ll be an Earthly, sane, explanation. But it’s way, way, too big to be a bird.’

The video is remarkably similar to a scene from the 2005 film War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg.

In it aliens are recorded falling to Earth in dark pods during lightning storms, before activating giant war machines buried beneath the ground. 

A falling UFO eerily reminiscent of a scene from an iconic movie has been captured on camera. Strange footage has captured what appears to be a large black object plunging into the Earth from the middle of a rainbow (circled)

Local resident Megan Taylor was filming a storm over Bridgwater, Somerset at the weekend after dramatic storms hit the historic market town.

Ms Taylor caught dramatic footage of lightning in the skies above the area.

But what she didn’t bank on was capturing something else too – a black object is seen falling from the sky just after a lightning strike. 

Ms Taylor says she was left puzzled by the what she saw.

‘I’ve never seen a storm quite like it,’ she added ‘and I’ve definitely never seen something falling to Earth like that either. I have no idea what it was.’ 

Megan Taylor was filming a dramatic storm when she captured something else too - a black object is seen falling from the sky just after a lightning strike

Megan Taylor was filming a dramatic storm when she captured something else too – a black object is seen falling from the sky just after a lightning strike

Ms Taylor says she was left puzzled by the what she saw. She said: 'I've never seen a storm quite like it and I've definitely never seen something falling to earth like that either. I have no idea what it was.

Ms Taylor says she was left puzzled by the what she saw. She said: ‘I’ve never seen a storm quite like it and I’ve definitely never seen something falling to earth like that either. I have no idea what it was.

While it's not exactly clear what the object is, a number of explanations have been suggested - from the otherworldly to a smudge on the camera's lens

While it’s not exactly clear what the object is, a number of explanations have been suggested – from the otherworldly to a smudge on the camera’s lens

Speaking to MailOnline, Nigel Watson, author the Haynes UFO Investigation Manual, said: ‘The video does make it look like this is something solid falling from the sky, like one of the Martian cylinders in The War of the Worlds. 

‘Yet, it somehow looks artificial in its descent. Such an apparently big object would have made a big impact on landing but nothing of this nature has been reported. 

‘I would say it is something mundane rather than the start of a Martian invasion.’

A number of readers of the Bridgwater Mercury, which broke the news, have commented on the unusual apparition in the skies above their town.  

The video is remarkably similar to a scene from the 2005 film War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg. In it aliens are recorded plunging to earth in dark pods during lightning storms to activate war machines (pictured) buried beneath the ground

The video is remarkably similar to a scene from the 2005 film War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg. In it aliens are recorded plunging to earth in dark pods during lightning storms to activate war machines (pictured) buried beneath the ground

A number of readers of the Bridgwater Mercury, which broke the news, have commented on the unusual apparition in the skies above their town. Rick1973 said: 'It's a bird'

A number of readers of the Bridgwater Mercury, which broke the news, have commented on the unusual apparition in the skies above their town. Rick1973 said: ‘It’s a bird’

Kevthefire suggested 'It's a spec of dirt running down the camera!' while Alex@SDA said: 'Blue Ice!', referring to frozen sewage material that can leak mid-flight from commercial aircraft lavatory waste systems

Kevthefire suggested ‘It’s a spec of dirt running down the camera!’ while Alex@SDA said: ‘Blue Ice!’, referring to frozen sewage material that can leak mid-flight from commercial aircraft lavatory waste systems

Rick1973 said: ‘It’s a bird.’

Xuri was unconvinced, adding: ‘That would be a huge bird. There’ll be an Earthly, sane, explanation. But it’s way, way, too big to be a bird.’ 

Kevthefire suggested: ‘It’s a spec of dirt running down the camera!’

Alex@SDA said: ‘Blue Ice!’

This refers to frozen sewage material that can leak mid-flight from commercial aircraft lavatory waste systems, and has reportedly torn holes in buildings below which it has impacted over the years. 

WHAT MAKES SOMEONE BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES?

Over the course of three online-based studies, researchers at the University of Kent showed strong links between the belief in conspiracy theories and certain psychological traits.

Narcissism and self-esteem levels have a large impact on a persons belief in conspiracy theories.  

The results showed that people who rated highly on the narcissism scale and who had low self-esteem were more likely to be conspiracy believers.

However, while low self-esteem, narcissism and belief in conspiracies are strongly linked, it is not clear that one – or a combination – causes the other.

But it hints at an interesting new angle to the world of conspiracy and those who reinforce belief. 

There are widely believed to be three main reasons as to why people believe in conspiracy theories. 

  • The desire for understanding and certainty – Seeking explanations for events is a natural human desire.
  • The desire for control and security – Conspiracy theories can give their believers a sense of control and security.
  • The desire to maintain a positive self-image – People who feel socially marginalised are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories and it gives them a sense of worth in the UFO community.

These three things tie in with the previously stated qualities and combine to create an avid conspiracy theorist. 



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