Are Aliens Hiding Among the Clouds?

By on December 20, 2016 // UFOs // 6 Comments

UFOs Hiding In Clouds
Image: Archangel12/Flickr via CC by 2.0

On December 6, 2016, a mysterious spherical cloud appeared in the skies of Japan, looking like some kind of fluffy, hovering cotton ball. Pictures of it (below) first spread throughout social media, then eventually hit the news.

The individual who took the pictures (and posted them on Twitter) said the cloud first appeared very spherical, then later seemed to dissipate. Its unusual appearance led many to wonder — how did it get so round?

According to ScienceAlert, such strange cloud formations are not uncommon. In fact, it’s entirely possible this spherical cloud only appeared spherical from that particular angle. Another photograph, from a different angle, showed it as more jagged and oval in shape. It may have actually been a cumulus fractus cloud.

However, while that explanation may settle the Case of the Mysterious Japanese Cotton Ball Cloud, there are some who believe certain mysterious clouds are more than meets the eye. Are aliens hiding within them?

Cloaking in the Clouds

Just last month, UFO Sightings Daily shared an old story from 1966, in which a mother and daughter allegedly had their own encounter with a “cotton ball” cloud in New York. Like the one mentioned above, it too seemed to dissipate, but afterwards something incredible happened.

As the cloud vanished, it revealed a large saucer-like object, which then brightened and disappeared.

Scott Waring himself has mused that these UFOs not only use clouds for cover (like what allegedly happened earlier this year, when a “UFO” was spotted moving behind a distant cloud formation), but actually create clouds as a form of camouflage.

They use these “cloud cloaks” to get near humans without being noticed, so they can observe us in peace.

Sometimes A Cloud Is Just A Cloud

That said, it’s likely most clouds are just clouds (though I plan to do more research into this topic).

In November 2015, a number of bizarre “UFO clouds” appeared over Cape Town, South Africa. While they turned out to be ordinary lenticular clouds, a quick look at them will give you an idea of why some thought the alien invasion was finally underway:

A photo posted by Kyle Mijlof (@mijlof) on

h/t Unexplained Mysteries

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  • Realist.45

    I think ufo’s definitely hide in the clouds but not in the obvious weird cloud patterns shown here.

  • Yassie

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    • Rob

      Glad to hear it, Yassie. Thanks for reading!

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    • Rob

      Hey, SortingHat.

      I checked out your comments, and for whatever reason the word “Agenda” was getting caught in the spam filter. That’s been fixed. The filter’s meant to catch just that: spam (and the occasional profane comment), but otherwise I don’t touch comments that are on topic.

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  • Actually interesting fact that wasn’t reported – In November 2015, on the same day those clouds appeared in Cape Town – we had those same clouds in Bloemfontein, South Africa which is about 624 miles from Cape Town. Coincidence? Same weather phenomenon? Heh. Amusing.