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Swimming is supposed to give you a healthy glow, but these swimmers weren't quite sure what was going on when they took a late-night dip and turned a fluorescent shade of blue.
'It was like we were playing with radioactive paint,' said photographer Phil Hart who snapped the bizarre sight as his friends emerged from a lake in the dark of night.
The light is created by a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occuring micro-organism in the water is disturbed.
Originally posted by predator0187
If I lived around or near the lake I do not think I would ever get out of it. I would run around in the dark woods and people would think I was an alien.
Originally posted by Infrasilent
You can see this exact same phenomenon in any ocean at night. Next time you're on a boat, watch the water as it sprays away from the hull at night. You'll notice it glows faintly.