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The folklore term for a ghostly light sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs, swamps, and marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is sometimes said to recede if approached.
The oxidation of Phosphine and Methane, produced by organic decay, can cause photon emissions. Since Phosphine spontaneously ignites on contact with the Oxygen in air, only small quantities of it would be needed to ignite the much more abundant Methane to create ephemeral fires. Chemists have replicated the lights by adding some chemicals to gases from rotting compounds.
A phenomenon seen on the Mekong river - glowing balls that quickly rise from the water up to a couple of hundred meters into the air before disappearing. The balls are reddish coloured and have a diverse range of sizes from smaller sparkles to the size of basketballs.
Originally posted by phfaty
Anyone else ever seen these things up close on land or in the water? A few years ago while out on a fishing trip, two fishing buddies and I all saw this glowing orange-yellowish orb which rose up from underneath the sea and skimmed across the surface half submerged. It moved roughly around the same speed as our boat and crossed in front moving towards the opening of the channel which we were trying to find because our handheld spotlight had earlier malfunctioned. As this thing moved across the front of our boat, we could clearly see a wake being generated and light reflecting off of waves near it. About half of it was submerged and the rest was above the water slowly moving until it began to dive until we could no longer see its glow.
Are there any UFO sightings similar to this one? Anyone seen anything similar to this? This thing was about 200 to maybe 300 feet in front of our boat. Could this be classified as a Close Encounter of the 1st or 2nd kind with a UFO?
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Almost ten years ago, myself and my flatmate saw an orange orb over Klemzig here in Australia. It was around 2-300 metres from us and around 20 metres off the ground. It was moving slowly, but its altitude was a bit erratic.
It would light up and then dim, taking around 5 seconds each cycle. Then we noticed a second one around 800-1000 metres away, illuminating and dimming just like the first. It was completely synchronized with the first. As one would illuminate, the other dimmed.
It was around 8:00 in the evening and it was a very still night. I remember taking note of the leaves on the trees and none were moving.
We stayed outside for around 10 minutes after we lost sight of them and then we heard a heavy helicopter approaching. I believe it was a Blackhawk and it came from the direction of Edinburgh RAAF base. It was flying very low and had no lights on whatsoever. Then when it got near us, the navigation lights came on as well as a searchlight, and it started searching the ground in the area.
I googled for orange UFOs in Adelaide a month or so later and found several articles with different dates, but none on the date we saw them.
Best UFO experience I have had.