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Close encounter of the cloudy kind: How menacing sights in the sky turned out to be meteorological marvels

06-23-2010 14:36 BJT

Looking to the skies, you'd be forgiven for thinking that something worrying was afoot.

Surely that's a massive UFO hovering menacingly over the rooftops above?

And isn't that an atomic mushroom cloud filling the horizon in the picture below?

Well, no. They're clouds - but they were realistic enough to make those who spotted them do a double take.

Space invader: The flying saucer-shaped cloud that was photographed at the weekend by Brian Wilton
Space invader: The flying saucer-shaped cloud that was photographed at the weekend 
by Brian Wilton

The 'flying saucer' was photographed over Crieff in Perthshire at the weekend by Brian Wilton and his wife Isobel.

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