Is that some of the Great Lakes? Is that cloud drawing off the lakes? How does that work in cold weather, I'm more familiar with evaporation associated with heat. Is it some stored heat in the lakes evaporating off and then instantly condensing out into the cold air above the lakes?
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.