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Circular clouds that pop up out of nowhere and disappear just as fast apparently have a lot of people believing in UFOs.
A spate of sightings late last month stirred some alarm -- "Woah! (sic) The sky over Texas appears to be FILLED with UFOs!" someone exclaimed on Twitter -- but reason prevailed as meteorologists and other scientific types debunked the flying saucer theory.
...In the past month, Gray said he had received 56 reports of possible UFO sightings in Texas. "People think they've got something, and they don't have anything."
Here are some glorious photos of rare lenticular clouds, sometimes called UFO clouds, plus a word about how they form.
Social media users in Cape Town, South Africa, posted photos over the weekend that call to mind classic alien invasion movies. The pictures feature eerie, saucer-shaped puffs that seem to hang over the sky like UFOs. But these so-called “UFO clouds” are nothing to fear.
Meteorologists call them lenticular clouds, which form when strong, moist winds blow over rough terrain, such as mountains or valleys. Picturesque Cape Town is framed by such features, including the 3,500-foot (1,066-meter) Table Mountain.
...A number of past reports of UFO sightings have been linked to lenticular clouds, which can form in many places around the world. (Other UFO sightings have been attributed to hole-punch clouds, which are formed by miniature snowstorms in thin, subfreezing cloud layers.)