Bizarre smoke ring over Cape Girardeau - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Bizarre smoke ring over Cape Girardeau

(Source: Ryan Mize/Facebook) (Source: Ryan Mize/Facebook)
(Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)
(Source: Christina Spitzmiller/Facebook) (Source: Christina Spitzmiller/Facebook)
(Source: Michelle Claxton/Facebook) (Source: Michelle Claxton/Facebook)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

UFO? Not so much.

A bizarre smoke ring was spotted over Cape Girardeau on the evening of Saturday, July 8.

Photos and videos of the unusual sight filled social media, and there were some reports that traffic even stopped on major roadways so people could get a closer look.

The Cape Girardeau police and fire departments sent crews out to figure out the source of the smoke ring.

The police department eventually learned that it originated from the Elks Lodge near Cape County Park North. Police say they were testing fireworks at the lodge for a show that was set to happen the same night.

The police department said on their Facebook page, "We aren't expecting any alien abductions tonight in Cape Girardeau."

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • New judge takes over post for judge against gay adoption

    New judge takes over post for judge against gay adoption

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:39 AM EST2018-02-20 10:39:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A new judge has taken over for a Kentucky judge who retired amid controversy over his objection to hearing adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.

    A new judge has taken over for a Kentucky judge who retired amid controversy over his objection to hearing adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.

  • Kentucky election to replace lawmaker who killed himself

    Kentucky election to replace lawmaker who killed himself

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:37 AM EST2018-02-20 10:37:14 GMT

    A special election in Kentucky to replace a state representative who killed himself last year includes both the man's widow and a retired teacher who held the seat for six years.

    A special election in Kentucky to replace a state representative who killed himself last year includes both the man's widow and a retired teacher who held the seat for six years.

  • breaking

    Suspect in custody after Sikeston man shot in legs

    Suspect in custody after Sikeston man shot in legs

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:33 AM EST2018-02-20 10:33:20 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The victim of a shooting has been taken to a hospital in Sikeston, Missouri. It happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, February 19. 

    The victim of a shooting has been taken to a hospital in Sikeston, Missouri. It happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, February 19. 

Powered by Frankly