Met Office Why This Weather Phenomenon Gets Mistaken for UFO Sightings

The Met Office took to TikTok to explain how a basic weather phenomenon is most likely to blame. So, what’s the deal with the weird objects in the sky? It’s actually a lenticular altocumulus!

A Bit More Common Than We Think

The phenomenon, sometimes known as “stunning clouds,” resembles a flying saucer and has been linked to a number of UFO reports. While “quite unusual in the British Isles,” the Met Office told Edinburgh Live that they do “come out on occasion.”

Kind of Out of This World

Free photos of Ufo

As a result, that spooky object in the sky could be a cloud rather than a star or being. If you’re unhappy at this point, don’t worry; the phenomenon turns out to be quite awesome, quite literally. They have the potential to produce high winds and even freezing temperatures.

It might be quite simple to distinguish between a Lenticular cloud and a flying saucer. It’s all in the movement, as experts explain: “Lenticular clouds don’t move at all! They are completely stationary.” So, if it’s moving and appears like a flying saucer, it might be a UFO or someone throwing a plate out the window. It could just be cloud if it’s perfectly still.

Be sure you check out their video about it right here!