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