Are human beings alone within the universe? It is the query of a lifetime and nobody has actually been capable of reply whether or not one other clever life exists.

Aliens have been so current in popular culture over time, that they make us imagine of their extisence. Which, maybe, is why residents of Siskiyou County, Calif., wished to imagine a lenticular cloud hovering close to Mt. Shasta on February 12 was an alien ship.

Police officer Paul Zerr, the Shasta-McCloud Administration Unit Hearth Administration Officer, took the picture of the supposed “UFO” cloud at round 7 a.m. PST on Feb. 12. It was captured simply north of Exit 747 on the southbound aspect of the Cascade Wonderland Freeway close to Weed, [Calif.] Retailer, a memento store that bears the title of the city.


The U.S. Forest Service posted the picture on its Shasta-Trinity Nationwide Forest Fb web page, saying that it was nothing greater than an uncommon climate formation often called a lenticular cloud.

Lenticular clouds — also called Altocumulus Standing Lenticular — are stationary clouds which can be formed like a lens and usually develop on the downwind aspect of a mountain or mountain vary. They get their odd form from moisture within the air and are most typical through the winter months.

When there’s adequate moisture current above the highest stage of the mountain, the clouds develop inside the crest of the mountain waves the place the air is rising.

Mount Shasta, a 14,180-foot-high potentially-active stratovolcano, is among the locations to identify them within the state, mentioned the Shasta-Trinity Nationwide Forest Service.

Forecasters mentioned the clouds are most frequently seen within the winter or spring when winds aloft are usually the strongest.

Due to their saucer-like form, the clouds are often mistaken for UFOs —  particularly by individuals who spend a lot of their time looking for UFOs.

Very like the famed Roswell, N.M., Mount Shasta has develop into an attraction for extraterrestrial-life fanatics and conspiracy theorists. The close by city of McCloud might be internet hosting a “Meet the Venusians — We Are in Contact” convention later this 12 months.


“There’s that Flying Saucer once more,” one particular person quipped on Fb.

“It is the Enterprise,” one particular person wrote, “I knew they had been house ships this simply proves it.”