A woman in Alabama took photos of a strange cloud formation that she said formed into a cross as she was watching. She passed the photos on to the local news.
I contacted Mick West of ContrailScience.com who said they are “canal clouds”.
A plane the flies through the clouds has caused this channel-like anomaly. In this case, the trails crossed leaving this interesting pattern. The process is similar to a failstreak cloud also known as a hole-punch cloud where ice crystals form likely from a plane passing through. The process can also trigger a band of snow. It’s pretty interesting but all perfectly nature, obeying the laws of physics, and has no religious connections. It’s not a “holy cloud” or a sign. It’s just atmospheric.
Addition: A similar failstreak hole – this one come with a RAINBOW!