Could have been a variety of things to cause that wake, even a giant hand.
Everything you experience is distorted by space and what is in it, and how it is configured. Funhouse mirrors, water droplets, and even the air can distort what actually occurs. In fact, they do.
Does a mirror image, or even a video of yourself match your self perception?
May have, coulda, woulda, shoulda is hardcore evidence to the Topix atheist.