UFO Spotted Hovering Over Stonehenge
The picture of a dark-shaped disc over the world famous stones, whose recent visitors include US President Barack Obama, is said to have been taken before the Summer Solstice on June 21, according to website UFO Sightings.
Dave Jacobson, who runs the blog and posted the image onlineyesterday, said: "This UFO has been captured hovering above Stonehenge, the UFO is black in colour and disc shaped."
He estimated it was 20 to 30 feet across.
Nigel Watson, British investigator of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects), and author of the UFO Investigations Manual, has reviewed the image and claimed Stonehenge has often been a "magnet" for unexplained activity.
This is due to its location on a number of so called ley lines - hypothetical alignments of a number of places of geographical, historical and paranormal interest, such as ancient monuments.
He said: "Several years ago, a disc-shaped craft was seen by a familydriving down a nearby country lane. When they stopped their car to get a better look at it, a bright beam of light cast down from the hovering object, illuminating the trees beneath it.
"As they got more fearful of this apparition, the UFO rose higher in the sky and then shot away at high speed.
Mr Watson also claimed a woman who lay in the centre of a crop circle that she said appeared near Stonehenge in 1996 had later received "psychic messages from extraterrestrials".
However, he remains to be convinced by the latest picture, adding: "The UFO in the picture is frustratingly at a distance so could be a slightly out-of-focus bird or aircraft."
One 'UFO sighting' at Stonehenge that has proved to be a favourite with conspiracists was detailed in declassified government files, now branded the UK's 'X-Files'.