Strange Cloud Spotted Over Denver, Colorado

There was a strange cloud spotted in the sky yesterday and there still seems to be no answer to exactly what it was. Several Denver residents took to Facebook and posted these photos asking if anybody knew what they were seeing. Any explanation on what this could be?

This photo was posted by: Tisha Ladibugg Morris

98 comments
Ronnie Gonzales
Ronnie Gonzales

Did I ever say I was. My name is Ronnie it's clearly stated.

Peggy Westmoreland
Peggy Westmoreland

Send the photo to Weatherwise Magazine along with the date, time and general location of where the photo was taken. They have numerous Meteorologists on staff that will analyze and come up with the phenomenon that caused it. My guess is a column of warm moist air rising swiftly through cold air causing a vortex. It's how clouds form, but this one is concentrated.

Sharon Wayne Lindimore
Sharon Wayne Lindimore

But see above, we dont have launches in Denver Co like Michelle Anthony insists. Unless its an old missile silo, and then we are in Big Trouble.

Sharon Wayne Lindimore
Sharon Wayne Lindimore

If its a launch all we have here is old missile silos and we are all in trouble then because they are all shut tight and areas around them have lots of uranium in the soil. So Denver has been exposed to lots of radiation then. I will take Dan Gustads explanation first. We KNOW you had a launch in Florida today. This isnt Florida, Michelle Anthony.

Michelle Anthony
Michelle Anthony

Are you kidding me? I'm from near cape Canaveral - that's a launch!!!!

Dan Gustad
Dan Gustad

This is likely an airplane's contrail, with the angle of the sun directly overhead causing a shadow to form straight below. A similar phenomenon happened in Los Angeles a few years ago, with a news helicopter capturing a contrail from a plane hundreds of miles off the coast. Due to it being so far away, it appeared that the contrail emanated from the ground and people mistook it for a rocket launch. You can read more about this here: http://contrailscience.com/los-angeles-missile-contrail-explained-in-pictures/

Sharon Wayne Lindimore
Sharon Wayne Lindimore

Thank you sweetie. He called me an old man. I am not a man and I am not old. Jerk ! I have never seen a rocket launch from here ever.

Brian Lindman
Brian Lindman

Doesn't Vinz Clortho the Keymaster of Gozer live on the top floor of that building just below the 'cloud'?

Edna Rodriguez
Edna Rodriguez

Daniel Cabrera, you must not be from Denver Colorado!

Sharon Wayne Lindimore
Sharon Wayne Lindimore

A rocket launch from Denver ? There is one today at NASA but that is in Florida. I have never heard of a launch from here.

Daniel Cabrera
Daniel Cabrera

There was a rocket launch earlier doesn't anyone watch the news

Terri Buffum
Terri Buffum

Aliens dropped in, decided there was no sign of intelligent life, moved on! \U0001f61c

Kim Hilton
Kim Hilton

It looks cool! I didn't see it though!

Molly April
Molly April

A squirt from the big bright butthole of Heaven?

Kristin Wilke
Kristin Wilke

Either Space-X is messing around and launched something or that's a monster dirt devil.

Ronnie Gonzales
Ronnie Gonzales

This is the sun the other is of what I thought was a reflection

Ronnie Gonzales
Ronnie Gonzales

I seen something similar to this yesterday but it was horizontal to the sun and it looked like a plane trail but with the reflection of the sun.

David Edelman
David Edelman

All we do is light up all night and we see is strange clouds strange clouds!

Eaglerock
Eaglerock

Great pic! Geoengineering developed by the government and carried out by entities like HARP have created anomalies like this. This technology has been suppressed due to its tremendous possible application by the defense department.

Karen Trujillo
Karen Trujillo

Missed this, yesterday. Great photos; however. I like the comments...cute, funny, and all variables possibly true.

Rebecca O'Neill
Rebecca O'Neill

My husband said he saw something like this to the west of Fort Collins today. He didn't mess about this from yesterday.

Bill Roberts
Bill Roberts

Sorry guys Indy and I opened the Arc of the Covenant again.

Toni Castorino
Toni Castorino

Vicki show this to Lucy and tell her Thor came down for the wedding in a vortex!

Fran Gallegos
Fran Gallegos

Didn't see it, but if I had, I would have been looking for a safe place.