UFO – Shaped Lenticular Clouds Seen Over Texas Spark HAARP Weather Manipulation Conspiracy Theories
Photos posted online on May 26 show rare lenticular clouds seen over Robertson and Leon Counties in eastern Texas on Monday, May 25, following severe weather that hit Texas and Oklahoma causing flooding, devastation, and deaths.
Despite efforts by meteorologists to provide scientific explanation of the clouds, the appearance sparked conspiracy theories about UFOs, chemtrails, and weather manipulation experiments by NORAD and HAARP.
The flying saucer-like shape of the cloud sparked UFO rumors which were quickly dispelled by local meteorologists who explained the nature of lenticular clouds.
According to meteorologists, lenticular clouds are common in mountainous regions but rare in the plains. The rarity of lenticular clouds in the plains could explain why the appearance in Texas on Monday caused a stir on social media.
A Facebook user remarked about the images of the saucer-shaped clouds posted online by KTUL-TV weatherman Mike Collier, saying, “If you as a meteorologist hadn’t posted this then I would have thought it was photo shopped.”
Lenticular clouds are typically formed when strong winds drive moisture droplets up the steep slope of mountain formations or other topographic barrier. The droplets condense into clouds as they are driven up, creating fascinating saucer-like shapes.
But in the case of Texas, meteorologists explained that they could have been caused by strong winds which set up a cold front. The cold front leaves a cold pool of air acting as a form of barrier that pushes up moisture-laden air which forms clouds.