Tragedy struck the Colombian city of Manizales earlier this month when an entire average month’s worth of rain fell in one night, causing a series of massive landslides which took the lives of seventeen people. As rescue workers continue to search for missing people and clean up the devastation caused by the landslides, a strange weather phenomenon has some locals believing that a divine presence is watching over their disaster-stricken city.
Nearly a week after the landslides, residents of Manizales were stunned when the clouds seem to part and a beam of white light formed into what could be called a quasi-humanoid shape (in the way that all upright rectangles kind of do).
Crowds gathered to film the apparition and began cheering, with some people crying “Dios mio!” as the cloud seemed to take a human form. One woman posted a video of the phenomenon to Facebook which quickly went viral.
While most commenters and netizens seemed to believe the apparition was a divine presence, some reportedly claimed it might be related to rumored atmospheric weapons like NASA’s supposed Project Blue Beam. That alleged project is part of a conspiracy theory which claims NASA has been testing holographic projection technology to beam hallucinatory visions in the sky that will terrify the world’s citizens into cowering under some sort of New World Order religion/government controlled by presumably the Illuminati or one of its various derivatives. While no conclusive evidence of such a project exists, Blue Beam is often cited as a cause of strange aerial apparitions or bizarre meteorological phenomena.
Since Project Blue Beam likely remains little more than the strange fever dream of New World Order conspiracy theorists, this ‘Jesus’ sighting in Colombia is probably just another case of pareidolia or even the good ol’ Folie à deux. People generally see what they want to see, and it is perfectly natural and understandable that grief-stricken religious individuals would see their savior in a strange-shaped cloud after such a terrifying and horrible ordeal such as the deadly landslides of the past month.
Besides, any deity worth his/her/its salt would know that what the people of Manizales need isn’t a neat-looking cloud, it’s food, blood, and other aid supplies. Donations can be beamed to the Colombian Red Cross via secret atmospheric hologram or through their website.