Alien hunters say this could be a picture of a Star Wars-like ‘Death Star’ UFO hidden behind a spherical white cloud.
The bizarre image was captured in the skies over Fujisawa, Japan, earlier this month.
According to the website UFO Sightings Daily: “This sphere cloud was was seen over Japan last week and its holding together especially well.
“Clouds like this are often made by UFOs that want to hide, yet come especially close so they can scan and observe the humans on the ground.
“The unique thing about clouds made by UFOs is that they can hold together for hours, where most clouds change shape second by second.”
Japanese news site Rocket News said the oddly-shaped cloud was observed hovering above a train station in the town of Fujisawa just south of Tokyo.
— poppy (@pmxpvrtmx) December 6, 2016
Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx told a Japanese news outlet: “When I looked out of the car window I saw a round ball-shaped cloud. I gazed at the cloud for a while then I rushed to take the photo.
“When I saw the cloud it was an even more spherical shape, so I regret not taking the photo more quickly.”
This is not the first time a “Death Star” cloud has been spotted in Japan as the pictures below, posted in December 2015 from Twitter user @NicoSpqy9ba9, show.
— nico (@NicoSpqy9ba9) November 21, 2015
Some ovservers say the object could simply be a rare roll cloud which can occur around cold fronts, especially where there are thunderstorms.