A report has recently been published by an anonymous witness regarding an event which took place on October 13. Shortly before hearing of the Moscow Halo cloud formation, this witness was driving down a lonely stretch of road at night just past the Doylestown area southwest of Akron heading toward Cleveland and he saw a spectacular light show in the sky which he would later describe as bearing a striking resemblance to the Moscow Halo cloud sighted earlier that day.
At first, the witness reports, it seemed like a spotlight being beamed on the clouds moving in a counter-clockwise fashion, but as he watched it further, he realized the light was not being projected from the ground. “The light seemed to come from within the cloud,” he reported, adding that it was not reflected as it would have been if projected onto a solitary cloud. The circumference of the object was reportedly very large, approximately the size of the Moscow Cloud. In addition, the formation was also approximately 100 feet in elevation from the witness (also similar to the Moscow cloud footage).
As he drove, the object maintained distance in front of him consistently. He reports that the object couldn’t be seen all the way around, leading him to believe that the source of the light would have been internal rather than multiple projectors working in cohesion across a vast distance working to illuminate one cloud for unknown reasons. This would make it likely that the object projecting the light would be smaller than the cloud itself, and the cloud would serve as either a means of obfuscating the object, or a natural byproduct of its presence. As the witness approached the merge between SR 21 and I-77 N near Fairlawn, he realized he had followed this object for close to ten miles without the distance between them either growing or diminishing. It was almost as though the object was somehow keeping distance with him. This was another fact that led him to believe it was not illuminated by ground projectors. It was at this point that he realized several lights moving within the object, spinning. These lights were not shining outward, but were rather more like glowing bulbs or fireflies hovering within the cloud.
Interestingly, the witness states that shortly before this sighting (October 10th) he witnessed a bright blue flash suddenly illuminating the side of his house, and that when he went outside to investigate, his power cut out plunging him into darkness. A few seconds later the power hummed back to life leaving him with an eerie sense of wonderment. He says these were likely coincidence, but should be noted.
There is a phenomena where a single cloud can, while being carried by the wind project an electrical storm within itself after being charged by a larger cloud formation. But why were the lights within it seen as spinning balls rather than sudden flashes? A sighting of such a complex and consistent string of ball lightning would in itself constitute a major find, seeing as how rare the phenomena is. Ball lightning, however, does not remain for long periods of time, suggesting that there must be some other explanation.
Then there is the synchronized timing to the Moscow Mystery Cloud sighting. While it is largely speculated that the Moscow Mystery Cloud was no more than an anomalous weather pattern, it is not an opinion shared by all. The object reported by viewers was certainly in the global consciousness at the time of this sighting, and there was no sun refraction to explain it this time. Will glowing halo-like cloud sightings become an entirely new paranormal phenomena in the near future? Only time will tell.