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The Internet Is Losing It Over These Pictures Of A Horrifying Cloud Called "The Hand Of God"

Updated June 14, 2019 2k votes 388 voters 31.3k views13 items

List RulesVote up the clouds that most look like the hands of Mother Nature.

A horrifying cloud over Brazil, observed in the city of Teixeira de Freitas, got residents and Internet users wondering if it foreshadowed the arrival of the apocalypse. Reportedly disappearing after four minutes, the cloud, known as a "Hand of God" cloud formation, appeared in multiple pictures and videos taken by witnesses, spreading its presence all over the world wide web. As it turns out, the Hand of God in the sky is a phenomenon seen all over the globe. Though it can be explained by science, the Hand of God inspires divine awe and fear into many people, who see it as a sign of the divine.

No matter how rational humans pretend to be, the awe-inspiring spectacle of a supposedly heavenly cloud formation reaching toward the Earth reverberates deeply on a spiritual level. The fact it appears all across the world suggests it truly occurs as a natural weather pattern. Or maybe it desires to tell humans something. So what was the Hand of God cloud, and will it return again?

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    The Moment Before Impact

    The streaking tail of the cloud gives it the illusion of being in motion. The head appears more defined and solid than the other end, making a harmless cloud look like a comet headed straight for impact.

    Does this look divine?
  • 2

    Natural Phenomenon Or God's Wrath?

    Photo: YouTube
    Does this look divine?
  • 3

    Offering A Sign Of Peace

    For anyone who's ever gone to Christian mass, this looks awfully like offering someone a sign of peace.

    Does this look divine?
  • 4

    Could This Be An Apocalyptic Herald?


    A post shared by irlane ribeiro (@irlaneribeirolane) on

    The contrast of the red fist with the darkened church beneath elicited some dread judging from some of the comments to this post-

    "These are strange times we're in. I'm worried."

    "The 23rd of September could be the day that the antichrist makes his appearance."

    Does this look divine?