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Dancing Orbs and Strange White Light

  1. May 19, 2009 #1
    Hello, I wanted to make a post about this, because this is a topic that has bothered me for a very long time. I live in a very mountainous region, and I just recently discovered that there have been stories going around this area for a long time about something that I saw when I was much younger. The stories say that there is some kind of light that people have seen that breaks up and supposedly dances around in white orbs. Now, first of all, I want to make it very clear that I am skeptical any sort of supernatural phenomena, and I believe that most everything can be explained by science. However, I saw something very similar to this once, and I want to explain my experience to you, because I just have to figure out what this was:

    It was a night in July, and I looked out the front window, and I saw this big ball of white light sort of flash and disappear right out on my driveway. Then I looked out over onto this mountain near my house, and I saw this white glow covering it. It’s hard for me to explain exactly what it looked like, but in a way it looked like a big white fog. Interestingly, it would disappear, and then flash every few seconds, as though something sparked it. I also saw these strange white orbs floating around in the woods below my house. I didn’t dream these things either, because everyone in my neighborhood saw them, and nobody could figure out what it was.

    I really hope that someone can offer a perfectly valid scientific explanation for this extremely interesting phenomenon. My guess is that it might have something to do with a bizarre electromagnetic phenomenon, but I can’t be 100 percent sure. I suppose it might have something to do with heat lightning. Everyone I know thinks it has to do with the supernatural, but I think there is a perfectly scientific explanation for it, which is why I want to find out what it really is.
     
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  3. May 19, 2009 #2
    There are several locations where orbs such as this are known to appear. I'm sure someone can provide specific location references (I don't recall details). But basically, if I recall correctly, they are often caused by car headlights broken up by trees that go through some atmospheric scattering.
     
  4. May 19, 2009 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    There are a couple of natural phenomena that are recognized but not understood - ball lightning and earth lights. So while your experience may be the result of something more commonplace, it could have been something like ball lightning. No need to invoke the supernatural. :biggrin:

    People see glowing orbs on a somewhat regular basis in the Mt. Addams area of Oregon/Washington. They are clearly not headlights as they are seen on and above the mountain. [Edit: I should have said that was my impression based on a number of videos seen over the years]
     
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  5. Dec 10, 2009 #4
    Hi there,i'm very new to this forum,I would like to tell you about somthing strange that happened in my freinds back garden(cought on cctv NO HOAX) a strange wobbly light appeared and started to shine light around bushes in his back garden,it would go away and later return to the same place,this happened over four nights and has not been seen since. you can see footage on youtube uk at weird_object.avi. tell me what you think.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2009 #5
    Throughout history, accounts of these phenomenon have been experienced by many different societies - I think the Druids called them Will 'o' Wisp. I have always had a curiosity to what these really are. If all known scientific approaches fail to explain the phenomenon then commonly the event may be labeled as "supernatural" which I think turns people away from taking some serious, detailed and a preferably repeatable scientific approach to explain it. Suppose the event gains the label as "supernatural", if there is real objective evidence of the event, there must be a scientific explanation for it. Whether its as simple as a unique and rare light refraction or the "pixies" from extra curled up dimensions of string theory playing pranks on us - it must have scientific explanation if true objective data exist of an event.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2009 #6
    heres somthing similar from Thailand

    http://www.damninteresting.com/the-fiery-balls-of-naga"
    http://www.ezytourthailand.com/images/tours/Naga-Fireball2.jpg [Broken]

     
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  8. Dec 11, 2009 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    This was allegedly caught on a security cam?

    Edit - originally quoted the wrong post.
     
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  9. Dec 12, 2009 #8
    Yes this was cought on cctv,there is other footage that my freind is going to record to cd,when i get this disc i will let you know. If anyone can give a reasonable explaination for this natural or not, it would be much appreciated.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2009 #9

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    This was allegedly first observed on camera as seen in the video?
     
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  11. Dec 13, 2009 #10
    No allegedly about it,it is real footage and untampered with.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2009 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    So not only did this light thing just happen to appear directly in front of the camera, but it stayed there precisely centered in the frame, all by itself.

    Given that it comes back to the same place each time and you have such good evidence, you should contact your local news agency and have them come out and record the phenomenon. When it runs on your local news station, be sure to start a new thread with a link to the news story.
     
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