'Falling cloud' video report dismissed

Clouds can not plunge off the sky and settle on the ground and a cloud shown in a recent video falling in the UAE was just artificial foam, according to the national centre for meteorology and earthquakes.

The centre was reacting to a 3.5-minute video film published on U-Tube and many newspapers in the Gulf a presumed white cloud falling in the fertile Bida Faris area just outside the eastern oasis town of Al-Ain.

“What was seen in that video was not a cloud but artificial foam because it is impossible for a cloud to fall on the ground,” the centre said, quoted by the Dubai-based Arabic language Emirat Al-youm newspaper.

“Clouds also do not split if it hits an object but passes through it like air...that presumed cloud was just artificial foam used in ceremonies and other events.”

The film, which was released last week but removed later, showed a white substance flying low above ground like a massive piece of cotton before taking a downward direction and falling off to settle on a fence in Bida Faris.

The unidentified man who captured the event then handed his camcorder to a farm worker at the area and asked him to continue shooting as he headed towards the alleged cloud and pushed his hand through it.

The film showed the substance split into some parts as it hit the ground. Small parts were seen blown off by the wind while the main part remained stuck to the fence.“I could not have believed this hadn’t I seen it and captured it,” the man said in Arabic. “I believe this is a miracle that illustrates God’s power.”

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