Most people associate New Mexico in America with Roswell, where aliens were supposedly housed.
Given that the same state has now seen cloud formations that look like they’re straight out of Stranger Things, you’d be correct in assuming that conspiracy theorists are chomping at the bit.
More on that later, though, with New Mexico in the news again after a massive shelf cloud formation appeared on June 23 above the town of Clovis.
Over to Sky News for more on this stunning phenomenon:
The US National Weather Service explained that shelf clouds were often associated with squall lines, and are frequently reported as wall clouds, funnel clouds, or rotation.
“The main threat with any squall line is severe damaging winds associated with the shelf cloud, although brief spin-up tornadoes can occur,” the service said on its website.
“Often times, these tornadoes are rain-wrapped and short-lived.”
Christian J. Hernandez, who captured footage of the cloud, said: “The sunset was beautiful as a stunning mothership cloud moved closer into town that evening”.
Take it in:
For a point of comparison, here is a Stranger Things promo shot:
If you really want to dangle a conspiracy carrot, consider that the show’s fourth season is filming in New Mexico.
There’s even lightning in the additional footage below:
Of course, where there’s a strange phenomenon, you’ll find conspiracy theories:
Kab has been thanked profusely in the comments for his brave dissemination of information despite the fact that this isn’t a lenticular cloud.
I’ll be going with science on this one.
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