In 2005, a parent and child in San Antonio witnessed an amazing sight they still remember to this day and still cannot explain. They saw an "upside down tornado," swirling around metallic-colored pieces or paper with symbols on it! They even thought it might be a portal. Read the MUFON testimony (case 81588):
I was with my 12 year old daughter leaving her Junior High school near our home on a clear spring day 2005. It was around 3-4:00. We were in route to go pick up my two sons at the high school few blocks away. I was driving west on W. Boyer St. when I looked up to my right by the railroad tracks, from the front windshield and we both see this huge swirling upside down tornado it swirling these papers that were in the colors of silver, copper, gold and other metallic colors. With the sun you can really see that the papers were shiny and metallic, all these papers had symbols printed on them. The symbols on the papers we could not identify but know they were symbols and not words.They were falling all around but would then disappear. I stopped at the stop sign. And made a quick left onto Hoefgen Ave. I though I could get off right there and looked to see if I could find one of the papers and get some but couldn't find one at all. There are two businesses there a small car sales and a lot with 18 wheeler beds. These papers flew all above there on top of the lots and disappeared. I think maybe two other people stopped to see this too. This phenomenon was very high and fast swirling and just like that stopped and disappeared. My daughter and I couldn't believe it and have told several people since and they don't understand what we saw and to this day we still remember it exactly the same and pass by there everyday, because it is two blocks by our home. We do not know what it was and what the meaning of this was in any way. Sometimes I feel it was a type of portal. Also, I have to add that we looked above and saw NO helicopter, NO airplane or anything like that in the sky above this. This is something we will never forget and finally I am able after all these years to report this to someone. I must add that if I had a cell phone then that could take video or photos I would have. But I only had a phone to make calls at that time. I regret not having any type of camera with me.
Believe it or not, there are "upside down tornadoes," or clouds that can spin in this strange way. I was able to find one photo online of what appears to be an upside down tornado, but couldn't find much information online about this phenomenon:
What do you think these witnesses saw in 2005? A rare type of tornado, or something straight out of a science fiction film? Did you happen to see this event as well?