As Hurricane Matthew made landfall over Haiti an ominous satellite image appeared as a skull.
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On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew headlines. Peculiar satellite image that got all our attentions!
— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) October 4, 2016
Matthew made landfall on Haiti at approximately 7 a.m. local time, as a Category 4 storm:
#Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais, Haiti at 7 am EDT. This is the first Category 4 #hurricane landfall in Haiti since Cleo in 1964. pic.twitter.com/0Ux7qriWBn — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 4, 2016
Reports out of Haiti spotty,indicated significant damage:
There was no confirmation of how many people were killed or injured. Iitial reports from Civil Protection Force’s indicated that at least two people died.
It was clear in phone calls with frantic residents in the south that they were coping with major devastation as the storm felled trees, ripped roofs and destroyed farms in what already was a struggling area in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.
During the coverage, the odd satellite map “skull” image appeared. Matt Devitt of southern Florida’s WINK-TV was depicted alongside the satellite anomaly, and later took to social media to affirm that the image was authentic and unaltered:
SKULL OF MATTHEW: During my weathercast. This satellite image of Matthew’s landfall is REAL. Freaky! Credit: @dewey_perez @CBSNews @CNN pic.twitter.com/EaFA3SSNRS — Matt Devitt (@MattDevittWINK) October 4, 2016
— Val Adrien (@valadrien) October 4, 2016
AMAZING AND REAL! Skull Appears in Hurricane Matthew Satellite Map ~ 04 October 2016