Giant apocalyptic clouds akin to fluffy flying saucers have formed in the skies of central Texas, much to the astonishment of residents who have jokingly wondered if aliens had finally arrived.
“Alien ships hiding in clouds,” wrote one Facebook user.
“Yep those are covers for spaceships!” wrote another.
“Those don’t even look real! They are kinda scary,” posted a third.
Altocumulus standing lenticular clouds, as they are known, are stationary clouds with flat, spherical layers shaped like lenses. Resembling alien spacecraft or a stack of pancakes, they typically form on the downwind side of mountains but can occasionally occur next to buildings or bridges.
Air travelling along the mountain is forced upwards by the obstruction, generating waves in the atmosphere, similar to those in the...Read More