Saudi Arabia - A huge women's underwear cloud formation has appeared in skies above Makkah, Saudi Arabia sparking frantic paranoia about witchcraft and ectoplasm after locals claimed the apparition had spooked some of the Sheikh's elderly camels.
Imams quickly told their flocks to avert their eyes or go indoors as the cumulonimbus bra-and-panties began its transit of lunchtime skies powered by a leisurely 5mph southerly breeze.
The sighting has come hard on the heels of last Friday's 24-hour power outage that closed down virtually the entire Makkah Province during a record-breaking 54-degrees centigrade heatwave.
Happy Saudi holidaymakers were just preparing to sit down for the annual Eid El-Fitr three-day feast heralding the end of Ramadan when all the aircon, lighting and power points blew.
The local internet also crashed as residents' smart meter-aided back-up generators went into meltdown, unable to turn on the emergency system designed for just such an event.
"Maybe it's some sort of Mossad secret weapon," Makkah Tourism Ministry spokesperson Mustapha Kamel commented, "along with last month's plague of locusts that completely obliterated all the foliage in King Fahd Memorial Park."
The weather forecast for the Nejd Desert and the Empty Quarter will appear here shortly.