Thousands of people have shared a photo of clouds in the Ashville, Alabama sky yesterday and no one has been able to identify a reason for the strange phenomenon.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann shared the photo set on Sunday evening, submitted by Facebook user Joshua Smith. Smith said he took the pictures on Interstate 59 near Ashville.

James Spann himself said that he couldn't identify the cloud formation--and he's Mother Nature's Son. Take a look at the pics above and see if you can figure it out.

I've never seen anything like this before--you can see normal puffy clouds, but what the heck are those three cylindrical columns jutting out? Why do they look like birthday candles or the Monster Energy Drink logo?

This is WILD, y'all. Does this picture mean chemtrails are a thing? Or is it a UFO? Is THIS what the new season of Unsolved Mysteries is going to be about?

Do you have any idea WTF is up with these clouds? Hit me up on our app chat and let me know, because it's driving me crazy.

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