Mysterious UFO-shaped cloud appears over Sweden

Bizarre cloud formation spotted over Are and Duved ski resorts

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An amazing UFO-shaped cloud left residents and skiers scratching their heads as it appeared over the Swedish ski resorts of Are and Duved on Thursday.

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The unusual and beautiful cloud was snapped by social media users who spotted it in the sky.

Weird weather, cool clouds. I think I may jump on that spaceship. #smhiväder #åreidag #linsmoln #lenticularis

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One of them, Elvira Kuper, told broadcaster SVT: "I thought it was pretty cool."

The cloud was explained by experts as a lenticular cloud, which forms when the air is forced to rise as it hits a mountain or skyscraper. When the air cools, it creates incredible shapes.

A few years ago, an intrepid hiker captured an image of what could easily be mistaken by conspiracy theorists as a UFO hovering over a volcano in Russia.

Ivan Dementievskiy snapped a rare cloud formation settling over the volcano at Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Russia to create what looked like a huge hat.

He said: "The sky suddenly seemed to open up and this weird shape appeared."

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