It takes until 1:46 before the face appears to appear in the sky, but like any windy day cloud formation it vanishes quickly.
It’s iPhone footage taken by Denis Laforge, of Grand Falls, N.B, who started recording because he saw a pig face initially that morphed into a shape looking remarkably human. He reported to the Toronto Star, an “eerie feeling to say the least.”
“We’ve had a freaky summer for weather, that was the main reason why I bought this iPhone. I’m not a storm catcher but I’ll definitely be on the lookout.
“I can’t look at clouds the same way anymore.”
He wouldn’t admit one way or the other to thinking if God or the Devil had paid him a personal visit just because he bought an iPhone or something zany like that. He let Youtube fans have all the fun speculating.
Kudos to the Star for getting a skeptic and scientist to offer some feedback at the end:
George Isaac, a senior cloud scientist with Environment Canada, was quick to play down the significance of the faces. Although he didn’t see the clip, he said there are variety of factors that could work together, including cloud turbulence, water vapour pockets and specific lighting, that cause dramatic and changing cloud formations.
“Clouds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, air currents can carry funny patterns,” he said.
We’ve evolved to see patterns in randomness. To seek out connections between unrelated events. We’re capable of creating meaning and messages out of anything. While it’s probably a good thing we can do it, we still wind up deluding ourselves into thinking our crazy conclusions matter more than they actually do.