This is the mysterious circular UFO above a 7,000-foot volcano that has stumped local residents.
The strange sighting occurred above the San Miguel volcano, also known as Chaparrastique, near the city of San Miguel in central-eastern El Salvador and was shared online by former mayor Will Salgado.
Video Credit: CEN/@WillSalgado
Video footage shows the large pulsating light penetrating the night sky before mysteriously vanishing.
In another clip, the unidentified flying object is seen in the sky as a group of children play football on an outside court.
Salgado called it a “big and powerful light”.
A former mayor also claimed that the local authorities will say that it was a flare, but he believes it was too bright for that.
According to local media, many local residents spotted the mysterious glow and shared images on social media.
Netizen ‘Guty’ commented: “I also witnessed that very strange moment.”
‘Carlos Hernandez’ added: “My family saw the UFO and did not how to describe it to me. This video confirms what they told me, although nothing has changed – we still do not know what it was.”
San Miguel is a stratovolcano in central-eastern El Salvador and is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the small Central American country.
A stratovolcano is a conical volcano built up of many layers of hardened lava, pumice and ash, and is characterised by periodic eruptions.