A witness reported sighting on June 12, 2015, strange lights in the clouds while out riding his bicycle. The appearance of the lights in the clouds was so unusual that he pulled out his phone and began filming.
"I had no idea what it was until I did some research when I got home and found out that it's called Haarp, a government research program. Take a closer look at the beginning of the video right when the beam disappears for a second it moves part of the cloud upwards then comes back."
HAARP stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, funded by the U.S. military and the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA).
Conspiracy theorists believe that HAARP has conducted clandestine weather manipulation experiments that trigger freak weather phenomena, including drought, hurricanes, and other natural disasters such as earthquakes.
But UFO Sightings Daily's Scott Waring thinks it was a cloaked UFO "having some fun at the top of the cloud."
He observed that the light seems to be curved around a disk at the top of the cloud and suggests that the cloaked UFO was accidentally "uncloaked" by the sunset.
"The UFO cloak bends light 180 degrees around it so below it, it appears invisible. When the sun is at a 90 degree angle, this now makes one side of the UFO visible..."
However, scientists who have viewed the video and similar videos being uploaded to YouTube (see video below) by amateur photographers said the phenomenon of "dancing storm clouds" and other similar shifting light effects in the clouds is not linked with HAARP or UFOs.
The phenomenon, according to meteorologists, is linked to storm clouds known as cumulonimbus clouds.
"These dancing patches of brightness appear to be caused by the cloud's charged water particles moving around in response to shifting electric fields as lightning strikes within the cloud below."
However, scientists admit that more research remains to be done to elucidate the physics of the electrical activity causing the effect.
According to the Cloud Appreciation Society website, an expert, Les Cowley, said, "We do not really know what is happening. We need more hard evidence, more measurements and cloud-physics modeling before we can hope to come up with a clear explanation. At the moment, we are nowhere near that position."
But for as long as scientists are unable to provide a definite natural explanation of the "dancing storm clouds" phenomenon many will continue to resort to popular HAARP and "cloaked" UFO conspiracy theories.