posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Curio
Originally posted by TheLegend
@the OP photo, it's odd and not long ago, here in Arkansas, there was a startling formation that looked just like this:
Guess what? It too is called a "mammatus cloud formation". I've never seen this before. Why are these formations suddenly popping up? Why is there
no real explanation for them? I just see a bunch of hypothesis. Why are they so very pronounced and ominous lately--how is the human psyche tied into
this if at all? I've never been instinctively anxious around clouds until I saw them and now again with seeing your photo.
edit on 29-6-2012
by TheLegend because: (no reason given)
Erm, what? Mammatus clouds have been around since the dawn of time. They're not even very rare,
The following is a picture my mom took as we were exiting a restaurant, it doesn't even look uncanny at all compared to the other pics displayed on
this thread alone, however the pic doesn't do it justice.
In actuality it looked like a topographical map turned upside and the humps and dips were very pronounced. We started having a conversation very much
like the one taking place on this thread and both came to the conclusion that this seems a recent phenomenon that is getting more common as time
Humans have been taking photographs for over a hundred years with a tendency to point and shoot whenever they see something strange or awesome. Why
are all these super weird cloud formations all more recent? I've never seen any decades old or century old photographs like the one the OP and others
have posted, ever, anywhere? In textbooks describing the different types of clouds and their common formations, I distinctly remember clouds like the
ones in the OP being omitted for some reason. Seems like these Mammatus clouds and
are somewhat common, but not when
photos were in black and white.
I propose prior to, let's say 1980, that these clouds were not only uncommon, but more or less non existent.