|Theories||· Odd weather pattern|
The Fountain Cloud was a strange weather phenomenon described in Jerome Clark's book Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena.
The cloud was spotted during the summer of 1975 in Oyster Bay, New York by a science teacher named Tom D'Ercole. He described how the cloud, which moved and changed shape abnormally, "pursed its lips" and sprayed him with a stream of water.
The cloud was described as dark in color and the size of a basketball. It floated back and forth across the peak of his roof, "changing in shape from a small globular mass to a larger ovoid and finally becoming an abstract, multicurved, dark, vaporous 'something'." He claimed that it finally measured about six feet in height and one and a half feet wide.
There are several explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:
- An odd weather pattern
- Clouds are in fact capable of odd appearance and behavior.