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Is That A UFO, Plane Crash, Or Secret Weapon Soaring Over Alaska?

Witnesses fear it was a plane crash, a UFO, or top secret Russian weapon.

Folks hopped on social media to share photographs of an anomalous cloud-like trail over Lazy Mountain in Alaska. Resembling a long, spiraling shaft of cloud or the plume from some sort of rocket, the wonky phenomenon was first seen by residents on Thursday, April 7 at 7 a.m.

So, once the locals saw the sight in the sky, their photographs started appearing online. Oh boy, social media sure did spit out its theories, too. Some people think it’s a UFO, a satellite, a volcanic eruption, or even a missile connected to the current situation in Ukraine.

The photos got so much attention that Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center began coordinating a potential rescue operation in the event that there had been a plane crash.

A rescue helicopter was sent out and ended up flying over the area reported finding nothing on the ground — apparently.

“There have been no reports of overdue aircraft or ELT activations indicating an aircraft crash,” Alaska State Troopers stated in a news release.

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An investigation later indicated that the phenomenon could have been the contrail of an airplane.

“Further investigation revealed that a large commercial jet was flying in that area around the time that the photos and video were taken,” officials wrote. “Troopers believe that the photos and videos showed a contrail from the commercial jet combined with the rising sun which together caused the unique atmospheric sight.”

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Matt Sterner

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