This strange “water and roll cloud” completely shocked every one of the witnesses that was unlucky enough to spot it as it definitely looked like a Final Destination death was in store for them on Friday, April 13th, at around 12:30 PM.
What happened here is a rather strange rare event known as a seiche or a Great Lake Meteotsunami. This is essentially a natural event that causes the water to rise up, causing a miniature tsunami to emerge and devastate everything in its path.
This happened on Lake Michigan and for 42 minutes it appeared as though the onlookers weren’t going to make it back home as the water rose a total of 13.9 inches that day.
The water was the highest that it had ever reached since November 10th, 1975. In case you didn’t know already, that is when the tragedy of Edmond Fitzgerald took place as he sank all the way at the bottom of Lake Superior.
That event, in particular, lasted for about 10 minutes but it was enough to cause the ship to completely get submerged underwater.
A brave onlooker recorded the whole incident and you can see the whole clip below.
This has been deemed a natural phenomenon and yet nobody knows what exactly caused it in the first place. As mentioned previously, this is the first case since 1975 so there must be a reason as to why this happened that day.