Photos of a strange, worm-like cloud taken over Alaska’s Lazy Mountain prompted an investigation by Alaska State Troopers amid fears it could be a plane crash, a UFO or top secret Russian weapon.
Pictures posted to Facebook of the incident show a massive cloud plume on Thursday.
The photos sparked debate online as people questioned whether it could be a meteor, a crashed UFO or satellite, an eruption, and even a Russian weapon connected to the conflict in Ukraine.
The cloud garnered so much attention that Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center began investigating for a possible plane crash.
‘There have been no reports of overdue aircraft or ELT activations indicating an aircraft crash,’ Alaska State Troopers reported in a release.
A rescue team on a helicopter flew a mission around the Lazy Mountain area this morning and located nothing suspicious and there were no signs of crashed aircraft.’
A strange, worm-like cloud, pictured, was photographed over Alaska’s Lazy Mountain, triggering talks of conspiracy theories ranging from the likes of a UFO crash and weapons tests
The unidentified cloud and Alaska’s Lazy Mountains in the foreground
Online, theories ran wild.
‘We saw this on the way to school this morning as well. Very eerie!’ Christy Hronkin Swift wrote on the Palmer Alaska Buzz Facebook page.
‘Looks like a meteor. I wonder where it landed,’ Cassi Joi posted.
‘Could it be a satellite? It’s so strange,’ Shannon Del Vecchio Watson said.
‘No wings,’ Susie Kuke Martin noted.
Some explanations given for it include a meteor, a crashed UFO, an eruption, or even a Russian weapon connected to the conflict in Ukraine
On Thursday at around 7 am, photos of the incident show a massive cloud plume were posted to social media
Officials eventually offered a far more tame explanation for the bizarre cloud, claiming it was a contrail from a commercial jet
However, officials eventually offered a far more tame explanation for the bizarre cloud, claiming it was a contrail from a commercial jet.
‘Further investigation revealed that a large commercial jet was flying in that area around the time that the photos and video were taken,’ officials said.
‘The aircraft was contacted and reported normal flight operations on its way to JFK airport in New York.’
‘Troopers believe that the photos and videos showed a contrail from the commercial jet combined with the rising sun which together caused the unique atmospheric sight.’
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The photos emerged a day after news energed hundreds of military officers reporting injuries, including brain damage and burns, after encounters with UFOs, a top brain expert and former CIA officer revealed.
Detroit Professor Christopher Green was commissioned around 2010 by a secret $22 million defense program monitoring UFOs, to write a paper on injuries from close encounters with ‘anomalous’ craft.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com the forensic neuroimaging expert, who has worked with the CIA since the 1960s, said he dealt with ‘hundreds of patients’ including special forces officers and other military personnel hurt after interacting with unidentified craft, some of whom later died.
Some of the injuries resembled the mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’, which intelligence agencies believe could be a series of clandestine attacks on US diplomats by a foreign power using targeted microwaves.