Eerie ‘UFO’ Cloud Looms Over Greek Island

An incredible, eerie cloud formation looming over Crete this week had local people imagining aliens had arrived.

Photographer Yiannis Gkikas captured the rare sight on Thursday with his camera over Rethymno; his striking pictures were posted on the Meteokrites Weather website by Eirini Kalatzaki.

This special cloud shape is formed at a high altitude, perpendicular to the wind direction and, as Kalaitzaki says, in Rethymno such clouds have been formed in the past due to the southern winds.