Weather Phenomenon: Rare Lenticular Clouds
Some people think lenticular clouds look like a stack of pancakes, but most people think they look like “saucer clouds.” It’s been said that these clouds are a possible explanation for some reported UFO sightings.
These clouds are more dense, colder, than the surrounding air, so if the ambient weather doesn’t change then it just appears to hover without moving. If conditions are “just right,” lenticular clouds can form about anywhere. Yet this meteorological phenomenon most often appears over mountain peaks and extinct volcanoes.
Photographers love to capture them, so thanks to their hard work, here are fabulous photos of lovely lenticular clouds.
“The clouds have been mistaken for UFOs (or ‘visual cover’ for UFOs), particularly the round ‘flying saucer’-type, because these clouds have a characteristic lens appearance and smooth saucer-like shape; also, because lenticular clouds generally do not form over low-lying or flat terrain, many people have never seen one and are not aware clouds with that shape can exist,” states Wikipedia.
New Year Eve’s in Amecameca, Mexico. Iztaccihuatl is a 5,230 m (17,160 ft) dormant volcanic mountain, the third highest in Mexico. Cue the science fiction filming and the opening shot of an alien UFO. Photo by sandy.redding