Brown Mountain Lights

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Brown Mountain Lights

I used to travel to this area to go climbing at Table Rock and often would sit out and look at the mountain ranges to see if any thing strange would appear. Many locals had told me about seeing the lights. For decades now people have claimed to see them but capturing them on video seemed elusive.

ASU has been trying to solve the mystery for many years and they were just about to pull the plug when they had these two cameras from different points on the mountain ranges capture simultaneously the "brown mountain lights".

I love this sort of thing because it is a natural unexplained phenomenon which locals and conspiracy followers make in to urban myths because of their ignorance. It is one of those things I use a reference to religion. People who want to believe in a god but which has been nothing more than suggestive mythology taken as truth just because some one else said it was true.

http://wlos.com/live/asu-scientists-capture-rare-images-of-wncs-brown-mountain-lights

 


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Interesting

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I suspect

electrical discharges. But that should start brush or forest fires occasionaly. Or, electrical discharges from insulated rock formations which require a mica layer to separate plus and minus layers. But that doesn't explain the differences of what people observe. A discharge would be a flash with sound accompanying. I have seen ball lighting once, but that's a ball that lasts a fraction of a second.

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It might be because of the

It might be because of the surrounding formations along with weather, which is why I was thinking of ball lightning.

This is a good accounting of one such case

http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.035001

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Yes sir

digitalbeachbum wrote:

It might be because of the surrounding formations along with weather, which is why I was thinking of ball lightning.

This is a good accounting of one such case

http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.035001

http://tinyurl.com/q3fnq3m

 

The articles describes exactly what I saw. I was 11 at the time. A storm just had subsided and I came around the side of the barn looking north. There was a corp fiel about 200 yds long. At the other side was a barbed wire fence enclosing a wooded pasture. I didn't see a vertical part to the lighting but a strike went to the right  (horizontal) and a ball appeaed and it was gone in a flash. (of course "flash" what else). The ball was about as big around as a tractor tire, and it made a cracke-like sound and a loud swish sound. No boom.  At another time there was in the same place a corkscrew like bolt and horizontal about 20 ft long. I was thinking it might have to do with a combination of fence, several large rocks along the fence, and the trees and the land type and formation. interesting.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:

It might be because of the surrounding formations along with weather, which is why I was thinking of ball lightning.

This is a good accounting of one such case

http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.035001

http://tinyurl.com/q3fnq3m

 

The articles describes exactly what I saw. I was 11 at the time. A storm just had subsided and I came around the side of the barn looking north. There was a corp fiel about 200 yds long. At the other side was a barbed wire fence enclosing a wooded pasture. I didn't see a vertical part to the lighting but a strike went to the right  (horizontal) and a ball appeaed and it was gone in a flash. (of course "flash" what else). The ball was about as big around as a tractor tire, and it made a cracke-like sound and a loud swish sound. No boom.  At another time there was in the same place a corkscrew like bolt and horizontal about 20 ft long. I was thinking it might have to do with a combination of fence, several large rocks along the fence, and the trees and the land type and formation. interesting.

I was around eight when I saw something that could have been ball lighting, but it happen so quickly that I can't even begin to know what I saw other than it was a vertical lighting that never touched the ground.