Pink smoke appeared in the sky above Edmonton and it's still a mystery exactly why
Mysterious pink smoke appeared above Edmonton this morning, and nobody knows exactly what it's from.
At 11:30 a.m., Edmonton locals were surprised to spot eerie magenta clouds hanging in the sky. The smoke appeared in the east of the city, and naturally, Canadians were more than a little confused.
One man suggested an epic gender reveal.
Which seemed to be a popular theory.
It’s a girl !!— NateD (@NathanD78) February 28, 2020
While others joked that Canada was getting a pope, since white smoke is traditionally released from the Sistine Chapel when a new pope is chosen.
A new Pope has been chosen— Victoria ✨ (@piiinecones) February 28, 2020
One person even chimed in with a scientific explanation for the mysterious phenomenon.
Clearly the answer is that a cotton candy machine is on the fritz 😂. All I can think is maybe particulate in the sky and the sun reflecting makes it look pink.— Amorphous 🏒 (@CaffeineScene) February 28, 2020
While another Canadian had a more... unusual explanation.
Oh shit they cremated Barney!— Summer is Coming (@LochNessMobster) February 28, 2020
But really, most Canadians were just straight-up confused by the ominous pink clouds.
Some Edmonton locals were so alarmed by the otherworldly pink smoke that they called the fire department.
Fortunately, Edmonton Fire was able to arrive at the scene within 11 minutes and confirm that the pink clouds weren't actually a fire — they were coming from the city-owned Waste Management Centre on Aurum Road.
Good afternoon, #yeg! There's been many inquiries about the pink smoke from earlier today. The smoke was coming from the Waste Management Centre and our crews responded. There was no fire, the smoke has been contained, and there are no public safety concerns.— Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (@EdmontonFire) February 28, 2020
The City of Edmonton has yet to confirm the cause of the pink smoke, but locals are speculating that it could be attributed to iodine that wasn't properly disposed of during the waste management process.
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