When the fog rolls in…

Boaters on the Great Lakes record an unusual event on video and photos, freaking out a bit in the process. But thanks to them, we get a unique view of being enshrouded by fog.

Cool video: Waterford Twp. pair swallowed by fog on Lake Michigan | The Detroit News.

What began as a fishing trip on Lake Michigan morphed into an eerie experience for Andrew Ballard and his dad, Spencer.

As they drifted on Platte Bay in northern Michigan, they were engulfed by a tremendous fog bank, a lazy cloud that crept up on their boat and enshrouded it in what appeared to be sea smoke.

This event, as a cold front overtakes them, is called advection fog. It looks sort of terrifying. What monster lurks? Well, blindness. They could see nothing and had to navigate by GPS. They report they were hit with the winds and cold mist as the condensation cloud moved over them.

Photo Andrew Ballard

Photo Andrew Ballard

The Lake produces some other strange phenomena, such as Frozen beach balls.

  4 comments for “When the fog rolls in…

  1. May 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Now that is cool looking.

  2. busterggi
    May 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Much more impressive than what I’ve seen in Long Island Sound. Glad the ghost pirates didn’t get them.

  3. ZombyWoof
    May 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Looks like they were about to enter the Twilight Zone, cue up the music.

  4. Bill T.
    May 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    They didn’t start back in until they were actually engulfed, as best as I can tell. Geniuses.

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