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Satellite image of Hurricane Matthew looks like grinning skull

'Sinister' NASA satellite photo went viral
Posted: 5:06 AM, Oct 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-05 12:06:12Z

Hurricane Matthew just went from dangerous to downright creepy.

A NASA satellite image of the powerful storm looks a lot like a smiling human skull. The "sinister" image was captured by Weather Channel meteorologist Stu Ostro as Matthew hit Haiti on Tuesday morning.

Ostro claimed the image came from NASA and was "un-doctored," in his post to Twitter that has since gone viral. The mythbusting website Snopes.com confirmed the authenticity of Ostro's image in a post on Tuesday .

See Ostro's post below.


Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.