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THIS mysterious cloud halo has been spotted over Mexico — sparking fears of an Independence Day style alien attack.

The astonishing ring was spotted over the central American state and video of it was posted on the internet — prompting speculation its cause was extra-terrestrial.

It is the SECOND time such an amazing sighting has been seen — after The Sun revealed one was recorded in skies over Moscow last October.

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Scores of supernatural enthusiasts have been gripped by the astonishing footage and speculated it could be an ALIEN MOTHERSHIP.

Others believe it could be a porthole for UFOs to enter or leave the Earth's atmosphere.

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Attack ... Independence Day alien assault
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Or that a meteorite pierced through a cloud before crashing to Earth.

The sighting in the clouds is reminiscent of scenes from the 1996 Hollywood blockbuster Independence Day.

The circular white cloud was filmed against a blue sky was taken in Mexico on February 11 according to the YouTube post.

A message on the video sharing website reads: "Amazing footage shows what may have been a UFO entering or leaving our Earth."


It has been described as a "true mystery" by a UFO expert Nick Pope - who investigated the phenomena for the Ministry of Defence.

He added: "It's amazing. The similarity with the so-called halo cloud seen recently over Russia is striking. One possibility is that a meteorite or fireball punched through the cloud.

"This could explain the strange sound reported and the fact that a crater was apparently found.

First sighting ... Moscow halo

"Speculation is rife on the internet - aliens, secret weather modification technology, or even some distortion of reality, caused by the Large Hadron Collider."

Even weather experts have been left dumbfounded by the extraordinary sighting.


A Met office investigator examined the freak sighting and said its cause is "unknown".

Sarah Holland, Met Office spokesman, said: "This is what is called a fallstreak cloud, otherwise known as a holepunch cloud.

"It's where patches of high cloud formed by super-cooled water freeze and fall away as ice crystals leaving a visible gap in the cloud layer.

"Aircraft exhausts could play a part in the freezing process but the precise cause is unknown."

Video of the Moscow halo became an internet sensation attracting more than a MILLION hits.

However Russian weather experts claimed it may have been due to several weather fronts colliding over Moscow.

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