I was wondering about the difference between the verb 'hang in the air' and 'hover' in the following context.
For example. If I see something like a UFO or a ghost suspended in the air without moving, would there be a difference between the two verbs?
There was a UFO/ghost/cloud hovering above my house.
There was a UFO/ghost/cloud hanging (in the air) above my house.
Notice that I wrote 'in the air' in brackets because I would also like to know if in this case it would be redundant.
PS I know about the other (metaphorical) meaning of 'hang in the air', so let's leave that aside.