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A perfect hat for Mt. Hood in Oregon
The smooth, often disk-like shapes of lenticular clouds has also led to them being compared to flying saucers. Indeed, they’ve even been mistaken for real UFOs, or at least some kind of cloaking device for extraterrestrial spacecraft! In fact, according to this BBC article, lenticular clouds are “said to be the single biggest explanation for UFO sightings across the world.” Looking at this image, we can see why!