posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 02:07 PM
Back in 2001-2002, me and my cousin was out four-wheeling in the snow. Anytime a snow storm would come, we would load the cooler with beer and drive
around the mountains having fun. One night, we stopped in a little holler below my house and pulled up into an old logging road. We just sat there in
my jeep drinking our last beer and listening to music and talking before making our way to drop him off, and then me going home. (drinking and driving
is stupid, I know, but I was good at it).
As we sat there in the pitch black night, I saw a flash of green light coming from the direction of a huge, tall pine tree that was covered in a thick
layer of wet snow. I rubbed my eyes and thought it was just my eyes or something. Then I saw it again. I alerted my cousin to it, so we watched and
waited patiently. Then, in all it's glory, the snow covering that pine started glowing the most beautiful green I had ever seen. It lit up the
We couldn't believe it! As we sat there and watched, it started blinking, while other parts of it was solid green---it was incredible. The day
before, it had snowed probably 22 inches of snow, but somehow that night, it felt warm outside, but the snow wasn't melting. It felt warmer than it
actually was---and no, it wasn't the beer!
So, I grab my flashlight out of the console, and we get out and make our way to this tree. It was probably about 75 feet or so from where we were
sitting. After high-stepping through the snow to get there, I kicked a hole through the snow layer at the bottom of the tree and climbed in. It was
warm in there! What we saw was an educational experience. It was lightning bugs!!
Now I never googled the habits of lightning bugs, so I don't know much about them, other than they are beautiful and mysterious(a bug that makes
it's own light is strange, you have to admit). I think where it was so warm under that blanket of snow that the lightning bugs came out of the ground
and started climbing up the tree and it's branches. They were having a party in there and we crashed it. We sat there and watched for a little bit
and talked about never having seen nothing like that before and how strange it was.
I know some here say pic's or video, or it never happened. I didn't have my camera/dvr with me that day, so, I never got any footage or images of
it, sorry. How could someone even come up with something like this if it weren't true??? I just recently thought about it again and decided to post
it here to hear what you all think about it and what some of your theories may be. I actually went back there during the last snow storm we had here
in the mountains of W.Va for a few hours to see if I could document it, but never seen anything and I gave up and came home. I guess the conditions
were right that night.
I'm thinking that at some point in history, some people witnessed this and that's where the idea of putting lights on a tree came from. But....I
don't think there was any snow in the middle-east when Jesus walked the earth(IDK), or when the idea came into play during Christmas, so, I don't
really know if one thing has anything to do with the other or not.
At any rate, has anyone here ever seen this phenomena before or know anything about lightning bugs??