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Strange cloud formations over Alaska spark wild conspiracy theories

A cloud of mystery fueled conspiracy theories on social media near Lazy Mountain, Alaska on Thursday.

Meteor, Russian missile, plane crash and UFO were among the explanations for an eerily towering cloud streak with finger-like trails.

A rescue team sent to search for a crash on Lazy Mountain found nothing suspicious, Alaska State Troopers reported.

A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm/
Alaska State Troopers were dispatched near Lazy Mountain after reported footage showed unusual clouds.
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv
A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm.
Conspiracies Facebook users have believed have ranged from aliens to missiles.
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv
A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm.
Alaskan authorities acknowledged that the plume was a “unique atmospheric sight.”
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv

“Not sure what, but it looked cool,” Heather Isackson wrote on Facebook.

“Further investigation revealed that a large airliner was flying in the area at about the time the photos and video were taken. The aircraft was contacted and reported normal flight operations en route to JFK Airport in New York,” the Alaska State Troopers wrote on Facebook.

A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm.
Footage from Facebook shows a finger-shaped cloud forming over Alaska’s Lazy Mountain.
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv
A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm.
State troopers claim the oddly shaped cloud was formed from a mixture of jet exhaust and the rising sun.
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv
A strange cloud formation over Alaska's Lazy Mountain sparked a social media storm.
A closer look at the oddly shaped cloud appears to reveal an airliner.
Facebook/Elisabeth Griesmer Ahlv

“Soldiers believe the photos and video showed a vapor trail from the airliner combined with the rising sun, which combined to create the unique atmospheric sight. We appreciate the numerous Alaskans who reported the suspicious sight to law enforcement this morning,” they added.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/09/strange-cloud-formations-over-alaska-spark-wild-conspiracy-theories/ Strange cloud formations over Alaska spark wild conspiracy theories

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