A very strange, pulsating, shifting cloud formation has been videoed and posted to LiveLeak this week (we’ve edited the video and zoomed in on the area of the cloud movement to make facilitate viewing). The cloud has a strange glow and rapidly changes shapes several times during the video. Some have proposed the odd cloud movement is caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) blasts. HAARP is a jointly funded project funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program’s focus is to identify new technologies for radio communications and surveillance. Among other things, HAARP has also been blamed for earthquakes, weather modification and mind control.
Others believe the strange cloud movement is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals (e.g. a variant of the Sun Dog phenomena). The Telegraph explained:
“These crystals act as prisms and bend the light that passes through them, often prompting a parhelion, a similar phenomenon more commonly known as a ‘sun dog’.”
Personally, we think both explanations are a bit sketchy although the HAARP explanation bears some merit. Wind shifts, such a explosive microbursts, seem to be a much more plausible explanation to us.
Check out the video below.