HOLIDAYING families were left terrified when a ring-shaped UFO was spotted floating above DISNEYLAND.
The sinister black shape was caught on camera hovering over the famous California theme park.
The ring was seen in the sky above the iconic Magic Castle as thousands of families enjoyed rides with their children.
Kyle Hawkins, who took the video, described the reaction of park visitors at the appearance of the floating object.
He said: “I was walking up main street at Disneyland following the parade and everyone around me started looking up and pointing at this daunting black ring floating methodically above us.
“It was a windy night, so it couldn’t have been a smoke ring. Everyone watched it in fear and confusion.”
He said he “half expected an alien portal to open up through the ring”.
Kyle added: “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.”
UFO blogger Scott C Waring also uploaded the terrifying footage to his website, and was uncharacteristically logical about the odd ring.
He said: “Ring UFOs are super rare, but they have been seen.
“This UFO is over Disneyland and causes the family to worry about an alien invasion.
“However since this is over a theme park, it’s possible that one of the rides may have caused it.”
But he recalled similar sightings, including one spotted by the US Army in 1957 at Fort Belvoir.
More recently, a similar strange black ring appeared over Argentina and in July another was seen in Shortandy village in Kazakhstan.
After 15 minutes, villagers claimed it disappeared.
Closer to home, a ring appeared in Leamington Spa.
UFO expert Nick Pope said at the time: “It’s a truly bizarre image. It looks like a smoke ring, but I can’t see where it could have come from.”
He suggested a swarm of insects could have caused it.