Sunset isn’t the time of day most people associate with a bizarre sighting, especially one in the skies. Arizona however recently played host to just such a sighting as what appeared to be a giant hand reaching up into the sky was sighted. One theory is that a fire somewhere at ground level sent smoke up into the atmosphere and due to the wind patterns that day the smoke somehow contorted itself into that pattern. Another prevalent theory is that a break in the clouds at a certain angle in the distance has caused the light from the sun to cast the particular section of the cloud that appears darkened causing it to look like a hand. Another plausible idea is that the upward plumes of dark smoke or cloud were caused by the launch of multiple missiles from the ground. Since the hand like shape is filmed from quite a distance, a military installation not visible in the distance and below the level of the land could account for the hand. Others think that the colossal hand is some kind of religious symbol, as it appears to be a god sized hand. Such overly symbolic sightings of the divine, of course, are largely confined to the old testament as far as Christianity is concerned although other religious figures from various religions have similar appearances. Also, peculiarly the hand appears to be reaching upward not down to earth as religious iconography would suggest it might. The hand is formed of shadow and darker material than the surrounding cloud, not light. Could this point to a move malevolent and less pure origin? It should be noted that the video that the image was first noted on comprises of images sent into the channel. Without any clear way to trace the source origin of these images, it is difficult to ascertain which ones are real and which are faked. In fact, during the video showing the hand, there is another image mentioned with a retraction as it was the commercial property of a picture clearing website and as such was man made. Before any claims can be laid for sure about what the image shows or how it was formed then research into its origin is needed. A large object such as this was likely witnessed by multiple people, and one at least should be fairly easy to track down.