Mysterious spiral cloud appears near Stonehenge


Blackleaf
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A strange spiral cloud that resembles a jet's vapour trail has left experts baffled.

Nobody can work out how the trail was formed, with the mist seeming to billow in from an MoD testing range near Stonehenge.

University weather experts and MoD officials have all been left scratching their heads while trying to work out what the mist is.

Can you solve the mystery of the spiral cloud? Strange mist which resembles a jet's vapour trail or a rocket launch billows from land close to an MoD testing range near Stonehenge

University weather experts and MoD officials have been left baffled by the cloud
The strange spiral mist was spotted by a dog walker who says: 'It's a mystery'
Nobody can work out how trail, blowing in from near Stonehenge, was formed

By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
9 February 2019

A strange spiral cloud that resembles a jet's vapour trail has left experts baffled.

Nobody can work out how the trail was formed, with the mist seeming to billow in from an MoD testing range near Stonehenge.

University weather experts and MoD officials have all been left scratching their heads while trying to work out what the mist is.

The incredible photo was taken by David Hargrave, from Sidbury Hill on Salisbury Plain, on Tuesday night.


University weather experts and MoD officials have all been left scratching their heads while trying to work out what this spiral cloud is

He was walking his dogs when he noticed the vapour trail, which also looks like the aftermath of a rocket launch.

It appeared to have been tainted red by the setting sun.

David said it was about 30 miles west of where he was, in the direction of Westbury at the north-western edge of Salisbury Plain.

Land nearby is an MoD testing range where heavy weapons are trialled and soldiers regularly train.

Calls to the University of Bristol and Somerset Drone experts Atticus have been made, but no one is any wiser as to what exactly it was.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, part of the MoD which operates the plains, is not aware of any military training which could have caused it.

Mr Hargrave, 66, said he had never seen anything like it, adding: ‘I haven’t got a clue what it is either — hopefully someone out there will have an answer. It is a mystery.’

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Curious Cdn
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Did it smell like, I don't know ... ganja, perhaps?







How about cordite?
 
DaSleeper
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First....Crop circles then fumy shaped snow balls and now weird smoke...
You have mighty fine pranksters..... out in England...
The best I could ever do was candles on balsa wood strips tied under those light dry cleaner bags that they use to protect your clothes.
a light breeze blowing them over the town, until the candles burned out and poof they would disappear without a trace
Must have caused quite a show cause in the mill cafeteria the next morning everyone was talking about flying saucers....
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

First....Crop circles then fumy shaped snow balls and now weird smoke...
You have mighty fine pranksters..... out in England...
The best I could ever do was candles on balsa wood strips tied under those light dry cleaner bags that they use to protect your clothes.
a light breeze blowing them over the town, until the candles burned out and poof they would disappear without a trace
Must have caused quite a show cause in the mill cafeteria the next morning everyone was talking about flying saucers....

Whenever Chinese lanterns fly over here people think they are alien spacecraft.

Surely the greatest prank ever was the 1809 Berners Street hoax.
 
Blackleaf
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My reckoning is that the mysterious cloud has something to do with the Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC), which tests munitions and weapon systems and pyrotechnics on behalf of the MoD and others. It's at Gore Cross on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Cranfield Ordnance Testing Evaulation Centre is situated on the edge of Salisbury Plain at Gore Cross near to West Lavington in Wiltshire, England, and is one of the five Centres within the Department of Engineering and Applied Science (DEAS) at Cranfield University’s Shrivenham Campus. DEAS is supported by some of the world’s leading experts from within Cranfield University’s Defence & Security Department, the Academic Provider to the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham. COTEC is licensed by the MOD and other organizations and is accredited to EN ISO 9001:2008.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M2kBLg5O3Hk
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

First....Crop circles then fumy shaped snow balls and now weird smoke...
You have mighty fine pranksters..... out in England...
The best I could ever do was candles on balsa wood strips tied under those light dry cleaner bags that they use to protect your clothes.
a light breeze blowing them over the town, until the candles burned out and poof they would disappear without a trace
Must have caused quite a show cause in the mill cafeteria the next morning everyone was talking about flying saucers....

Except for the one that dropped out on us and started a field on fire. That took some explaining.
 
Curious Cdn
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It's some sort of a rocket trail. It's right over the biggest gunnery range in England. Connect the big dots, for gawd sake.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Whenever Chinese lanterns fly over here people think they are alien spacecraft.
Surely the greatest prank ever was the 1809 Berners Street hoax.


Oh, and don't forget that huge "Brexit" hoax about it fixing anything.