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posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Not far from Laos on the Mekong river strange lights are seen rising from the water at night on a full moon. This is a well documented event. People come to watch it and see the lights.


This phenomenon is also known as “Mekong lights” or “bung fai paya nak”. Mekong is the world’s 10th-longest river. Naga’s Fireballs can be seen between Thailand and Laos every October. They appear only in full moon. In Thailand mythology Naga is a gigantic hooded snake.


Fireballs are observed in some 250 kilometres long sector of Mekong: approximately from Ban Muang upstreams from Vientiane down to Bung Kan. Most of them rise from the 500 - 800 m wide Mekong River, but they have been observed rising from smaller ponds and rivers as well. These places might sound exotic and remote to Europeans but they are densely populated, filled with houses, roads, schools and other usual features of civilisation.

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What the cause of these are remains unknown. Scientists think they make be caused by some kind of gas escaping from the river. Although to this day it remains a mystery.



What ever the cause this things would be beautful to see. I might put it on my bucket list....





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posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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I'm a "see it to believe it" shameless skeptic when it comes to aliens the esoteric, the paranormal and the like. I have an open mind and these subjects intrigue me, but think that a lot of these kinds of subject matter are just so far out there.

However, I believe this because I have seen something similar with my own eyes. Not sure what these lights are but tend to think they are an earthly, natural phenomenon of some kind. They are real and beautiful to boot! Scared the crap out of me, though!
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posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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wow

they are beautiful..!

would love to go see them for myself, it would be an incredible experience ...

nice find OP



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Like your avatar... calvin one is one of my heros.. These lights are very real and well documented


The Naga fireballs (Thai: บั้งไฟพญานาค; RTGS: bang fai phaya nak), also referred to as Mekong lights, are a phenomenon seen in the Mekong river—in Thailand (Nong Khai province in Isan) and in Laos (Vientiane Province)—in which glowing balls rise from the water high into the air. The balls are reddish and have diverse size from smaller sparkles up to the size of basketballs;[1] they quickly rise up to a couple of hundred metres before disappearing. The number of fireballs reported varies between tens and thousands per night.[2]
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posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Very interesting thread OP. It could be possible that the fireballs are some unknown type of large firefly or some insect similar. I doubt it though. How big are these fireballs in general? Just curious.

It reminds me of one of the latest episodes of Fact or FIction where they went to florida to debunk the "woodland UFO" and ended up filming a fireball like object shoot out of the water then turn close to 90 degrees and soar off over the tree lines. WOnder if it's similar phenomena.

Nagas are like giant hooded snake like things. But in their culture they are more considered snake like dragons or water dragons. Notice that the chinese have snake like dragons too in their culture and mythos. WOnder what spurred that type of dragon shape.

Although there are difference between chinese dragons which are more like chimearas having Deer antlers lions mane, dragons head, snake body and eagle feet. Lots of Chinese dragons are associated with water too. So I wonder what they were all seeing up and down the western pacific seaboard.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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These Naga Lights also resemble other earth lights around the world. Those lights usually happen over land but it seems from the description of their behavior to be similar things.

If these lights were some sort of energy discharge then what is so special about the mekong river to create these. It's a good monday mystery thread.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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If this is real, and I have no reason to doubt it is, then this is very intriguing indeed.

I would of just thought it was some kind of methane gas or something and igniting. But the fact that they only appear on the full moon in October sort of rules that out, natural gas would release at any time

Very very strange



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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One thing though. The fact that they only fly out in October on a full moon might point to insects maturating or something.

But damn the size of a basketball. thats got to be anything but an insect. Maybe the geotechtonic pressure is just so in that one region in october that these mysterious energy balls are released. The full moon might be anecdotal and they just correlate it to the full moon. Maybe they insects (if thats what these cases are) only hatch or what have you when the moon is bright enough in the month of october.

But for some reason I just ain't going for the insect theory myself.

What is so special about that river that these glowing fireballs shoot out of them. Maybe some sort of mineral found in the water. Just the perfect cocktail of water temp, flow and minerals that build up (like a conveyor belt in a tesla coil) a charge and then are able to release it only in October.

I wonder if one were to go to the mekong and research this if they would be able to find out if the locals are actually seeing these lights at other times than the month of october. Interesting mystery to ponder. Also, josh gates should go to vietnam in the month of october on a full moon and see if he can document this phenomena for his show destination truth.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
If this is real, and I have no reason to doubt it is, then this is very intriguing indeed.

I would of just thought it was some kind of methane gas or something and igniting. But the fact that they only appear on the full moon in October sort of rules that out, natural gas would release at any time

Very very strange


Thats what I thought too. I would have thought it was a natural thing apart from the full moon. Its a shame there is not more study into them by scientists and more footage..



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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I was not aware of this phenomena... thanks for enlightening!

The first image reminds me of the spirit vessel tears in Legend of Zelda (Skyward Sword)

Beautiful. Just when it seems that we have seen all there is to see on this earth...



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Saw Naga Fireballs - thought I'd clicked on fetlife by mistake.



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