Incredibly high dust devil baffles residents of Chelyabinsk


I’ve already seen dust devils!

But such a long one… Never! It’s incredible!

This amazingly high dust whirl appeared from nowhere on May 6, 2016 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

In the sky of In the southwestern United States, a dust devil is sometimes called a “dancing devil”.

The Navajo refer to them as chiindii, ghosts or spirits of dead Navajos. If a chindi spins clockwise, it is said to be a good spirit; if it spins counterclockwise, it is said to be a bad spirit.

In Australia they are called “willy-willy” or “whirly-whirly”. In Aboriginal myths, willy-willies represent spirit forms. They are often quite scary spirits, and parents may warn their children that if they misbehave, a spirit will emerge from the spinning vortex of dirt and chastise them. There is a story of the origin of the brolga in which a bad spirit descends from the sky and captures the young being and abducts her by taking the form of a willy-willy.

Egypt has its fasset el ‘afreet, or “ghost’s wind”.

Among the Kikuyu of Kenya, the dust devil is known as ngoma cia aka, meaning “women’s devil/demon”.

Similar to the dust devil featured in the video, a dancing devil in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, and Jordan, often reach hundreds of meters in height and are referred to as djin (“genies” or “devils”).

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