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'Apocalyptic' cloud hangs over town in Brazil


Posted on Saturday, 19 August, 2017 | Comment icon 11 comments
Residents of Teixeira de Freitas were treated to a rather unusual and unnerving spectacle this week.
The menacing-looking phenomenon, which appeared on Thursday night, was soon the talk of the town as witnesses grabbed their mobile phones and uploaded images and videos on to social media.

A post shared by Nana Santos (@nanasantoss_) on


Resembling something out of a scene from the movie Independence Day, the strange cloud formation only lasted for around four minutes before vanishing as quickly as it had appeared.

One witness described it as "the entrance to a meteorite" while another called it "the work of God".

Source: Russia Today | Comments (11)

Tags: Brazil, Cloud

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Gary Meadows on 19 August, 2017, 20:37
I just pee'd.
Comment icon #3 Posted by b0wn on 19 August, 2017, 21:23
Looks like someone took out an Asteroid for us. ;)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Nzo on 19 August, 2017, 23:50
its a poorly cloaked space ****... everyone knows this.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DebDandelion on 20 August, 2017, 5:36
Its beautiful!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Ryu on 20 August, 2017, 14:43
While unusual looking these people conveniently forgot to don their logic hat and take note that the cloud is being illuminated by the evening sun which often casts a variety of colors on objects like clouds. I have often seen geese flying westward in the evening and seeing their tummies lit up with a pinkish-orange hue. Pretty neat to see but it is still a common occurrence.
Comment icon #7 Posted by brizink on 20 August, 2017, 17:03
Ryu, I think they realize that. It just looks cool. Don't be that person, because you're being that person.
Comment icon #8 Posted by MJNYC on 21 August, 2017, 15:48
LOVE your avatar. Might have already told you that though. Best monster movie ever made!
Comment icon #9 Posted by kobolds on 21 August, 2017, 16:29
not dust cloud. like movie , it's an image printed on cloud.
Comment icon #10 Posted by brizink on 28 August, 2017, 1:58
Thanks, I'm a big Aliens fan. Took all of three seconds to decide on this particular image. Covenant was good, go rent or buy it if you haven't seen it.
Comment icon #11 Posted by MJNYC on 22 September, 2017, 19:12
Just saw this, been away and will see Covenant for sure! I liked Prometheus too. I'm a sci-fi junkie, more so than Horror, but I still think Alien was the best monster movie ever made. Thank you!


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