Shocked dwellings described the menacing cloud as the “work of God” when it appeared over the Brazilian municipality of Teixeira de Freitas.
Others were more intrigued to know whether the cloud was a meteorite away or a tornado which had frozen in time.
Joao Paulo Magalhaes grabbed the phenomenon on camera from a local petrol station, showing the red cloud hovering to the neighbourhood of Bairro Santa Rita.
The baffling cloud formation, anyhow, four minutes later disappeared, which led to residents to fear it was the sources of a tornado.
The appearance of a apocalyptic cloud left residents fearing for their completes
It really looked like the entrance to a meteorite or something
Mr Magalhaes guessed: “It really looked like the entrance to a meteorite or something.
“I was scared too, we consideration it would form a tornado.”
A social media user who captured their own doppelgaengers of the cloud added: “The work of God is perfect.”
The menacing cloud was, in fact, a dust cloud, concurring to reports from local meteorologists.
Last week, another mesmerising cloud enter into the pictured over Finland leading to claims that it was a result of alien vim.
The cloud, similar to hexagon, was spotted on Wednesday morning over the Scandinavian hinterlands and was quickly uploaded to social media.
Conspiracy theorists claimed it was the calling of aliens because its shape seemed almost too perfect.
One person minimized on Twitter: “It is clearly a UFO.”
A Facebook user added: “For a certain cloud institution that’s not too common, we sure are seeing them often.
“I’m finished allowing what ‘they’ want use to believe so from here on out we must point everything.”