New instant of a mysterious and stunning cloud phenomena. It’s a great example of how anomalies may be very real even if very weird.
This video was uploaded May 27, 2014
Does any body see the beam on the top of tower cumulonimbus cloud?
This picture was take in front of the cockpit A320 on ground, Suvanabhumi Airport, Thailand (VTBS) around 0110 UTC 27/05/2014.
This is weird and startling to people who see it but it’s been observed before. We covered a similar video, taken in Singapore back in 2011.
I first saw this from Forgetomori, a marvelous site I miss very much. You can see additional videos at these two links.
It does not appear these are camera artifacts but leaping streams of light directed by electrical fields.
A changing e-field could rotate all the ice plates or needles, causing the sundog to suddenly change shape and position. Or less likely, perhaps some condensing droplets are changing size under e-field influence (growth/shrinkage of small droplets is known to be altered by strong electrostatic fields.)
Sudden changes in brightness above the cloud have been observed and noted in Nature journal by W. Beaty. It had been called “crown flash”. The various YouTube videos helped characterize and confirm this anomaly. NEAT!
Whether this is the exact phenomenon or something slightly different, because of the conditions, it is likely the same root cause. We’re not just seeing things. It has an explanation.
But even more interesting speculation is entertained by Beaty. He says that this phenomena of electrical field influence may explain some past anomalies scientists may have disregarded:
E-fields could cause transient flashing or brightness alteration of high ice clouds during earthquakes.
If a slight cirrus overcast should become totally aligned by strong fields, ice clouds would no longer have random particle orientation to produce optical scattering. They might change from white to transparent, and eyewitnesses might report a sudden “darkening of the sky.”
Transient flashing or brightness alteration of cirrus clouds in the period before earthquakes.
Data is accumulating to show various quake-precursor phenomena may produce significant e-fields.
Also, people may report strange behavior of the sun.
Distortion of the subsun, or perhaps coherent shifting of the subsun. […]If such a suubsun were observed to move during lightning discharges, easily attaining perceived velocities far in excess of the speed of sound, the eyewitness reports would be very strange.
Reports of two observed suns. This most often should occur at sunrise/sunset during conditions of wide-area overcast of high ice clouds. If ice crystals are aligned and a “super-sun” happens to be moved into a position visible from the ground, then eyewitnesses will report seeing a second sun accompanying the real one.
Or reports of a meteor when there is NO impact. It is just an optical effect. Could this explain some atmospheric weirdness like UFOs?
This might occur most often during sunset/sunrise with high ice cloud overcast. If ice crystals are aligned by e-fields and a “super-sun” becomes visible from ground locations, and if a dynamically changing e-field then causes the supersun to move across the (electrically darkened) sky, eyewitnesses may report seeing a giant meteor. […]Since dynamically changing e-fields wouldn’t necessarily produce an ordinary bolide trajectory, the “boloid” might be seen to move in non-parabolic trajectories, to stop in place, or to suddenly change direction.
This is true Fortean stuff when anomalies lead us to something new. They are not to be ignored!