Northwest B.C. man spies a ‘UFO cloud’

If the spooky sounds that have haunted Terrace in northwest B.C. aren’t enough — now we have a cloud that looks eerily similar to an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

On Tuesday at 5:17 p.m., Terrace resident Bob Wall was in the passenger seat of a car driving down Highway 16 from Smithers to Terrace near a little aboriginal community called Gitsegukla. It’s abouit 110 kilometres east of Terrace.

It was there that the 56-year-old carpenter spotted the ‘UFO cloud’ and snapped a photo through the windshield.

Wall, who didn’t ask for the car to be stopped because the driver had just passed a few other vehicles, says he knows what it is — a Lenticular cloud — something commonly mistaken in the past for a UFO, or “visual cover” for a UFO.

These clouds are stationary and form in the troposphere, usually in perpendicular alignments to the wind direction, according to Wikipedia.

This isn’t the first time that northwest B.C. has been the source of UFO speculation.

On July 21, 2012, a northwestern B.C. resident named Dale Stewart spotted these objects floating through the night sky and posted the video to YouTube.

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