A video of a mysterious cityscape in the clouds hovering over the Chinese city Foshan has gone viral this week. The footage which was recorded by a local resident, appears to show a huge city floating in the clouds.The apparition which was witnessed by hundreds of shocked local residents, only lasted a few minutes before completely disappearing.
Explanations for this startling video ranged from a secret NASA project, to a parallel universe, to an elaborate hoax to an actual atmospheric phenomenon.
What was it?
There are clouds of many types, forms and shapes, often given the wildest explanations. So let’s go through some photos of some of the strangest, most beautiful cloud types along with the information to help us understand what they are or how they form.
Have you heard of Pareidolia?
Most people have never heard of it but nearly everyone has experienced it.
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.