SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man went wild in downtown Sioux Falls on Tuesday night — or wait, maybe it was Cthulhu and some UFOs?
These and other possibilities were part of a Reddit thread where users used Photoshop to edit a bizarre photo taken by Jaden Miller as severe storms caused green skies to spread across the South Dakota town.
The National Weather Service confirmed that a derecho moved through much of South Dakota — as well as Minnesota, Iowa and later other parts of the Midwest — on Tuesday. In addition to heavy rain, the windstorm brought black, blue, gray and, most notably, cloudy green skies around southeastern South Dakota, including the Sioux Falls area.
The strange color of the Sioux Falls sky on Tuesday has been all over the internet for the past two days – largely from Miller’s photo.
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His brother from Missouri told him he had seen it on the news, and a colleague from Mexico said it was in a newspaper back home.
It was cool at first, she says — but it got a little overwhelming, especially after seeing several people post the photo without crediting it.
“I’m a little overwhelmed,” Miller said.
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Miller added that she just had her camera nearby to take the original photo and didn’t plan on trying to go viral the next time a storm hits.
And while Miller says some of the memes have been funny, there’s one she says deserves more attention: hers, featuring Sioux Falls Twitter celebrity Bryce Wollmann.
contributing; Alfonzo Galvan, Dominik Dausch and Shelly Conlon, Chief Sioux Falls Argus; Wyatte Grantham-Philips, USA TODAY