Freak weather created a sinister cloud formation at the exact spot where many people in the world suspect America investigated a UFO landing 67 years ago
Storm chaser Jody Miller knows a thing or two about wild weather, but when it comes to unidentified flying objects he's a little cloudy.
That's what makes these dramatic pictures all the more interesting - they were snapped in Roswell, New Mexico, made famous by rumours of an alien crash-landing in 1947.
The swirling, curling shapes of these angry clouds could easily be mistaken for a mothership at the end of its journey from... who knows where?
In fact the cloud formation thrown up by this violent storm is known as a supercell - a storm with a rotating updraft.
The pictures were taken in four hours as one such fierce storm loomed over the city of New Mexico in June.
Also known as a mesocyclone, they can cause hailstorms, flash floods and even tornadoes.
Photographer Jody, from California, said: "Everyone thinks that storm chasing is scary business.
"If you are in the company of a trained meteorologist, as I was, you are in good hands and I never felt any danger.
"Although it looks as though we are right underneath the storms they are still miles away and we watch them pass by from 'photogenic' vantage points."
Jody, who has been chasing storms for two years, added: "One should never try it alone and always rely on a good meteorologist to guide him or her near storms of this nature, as they are indeed violent and do wreak damage on the areas that they pass directly over.
"Most of these storms pass over uninhabited areas but when they do hit towns and cities the results can be tragic - and often are."
18 Jul 2014