When I was a young teenager at school I remember sitting in class and staring out the window onto a miserable wet day. It was a craft and design class in a cheap temporary building so you could hear every drop striking the wooden roof or battering the thin windows. It was one of those overcast days where a huge single rain cloud hung from horizon to horizon giving an unrelenting spell of rain from morning to night. Then I noticed a black cloud. Not grey, black. I was astounded, this thing was the blackest cloud I’ve ever seen. It was quite small, perhaps the size of my fist held out at arms length. And it was heading right for me. I prepared for a rain storm of biblical proportions within this already rainy day.
As it rolled over my position the rain which had been falling all day… well it just stopped. The black cloud appeared to be blocking the rain!
Now I think back on this as an adult, every semblance of logic I possess tells me this must be nonsense. That my memory has played tricks on me. But it is a very vivid memory. And I remember puzzling over it for a few days afterwards and telling friends.
However, as I say, I was a youngster, so it’s more than possible my memory has warped some aspect of it. Or perhaps coincidentally the rain stopped or eased at that exact moment.
The question I have is: can such a phenomena even be possible?