posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by StallionDuck
Isn't nature amazing!
Imagine what our distant ancestors would have thought of such a sight.
It may have changed the entire way of life for certain tribes,be seen as an omen,or a spirit sign-who knows?
It's quite literally the stuff legends are made of!
Edit-It just occured to me:
Imagine if that had occured on the day the other week when "Ragnarok" was said to be happening!
Even I would have been worried if I had seen that on that day!
edit on 26/2/2014 by Silcone Synapse because: extra letters added
It did ... from the Anglo-Saxon chronicles:
This extract from 'The Anglo-Saxon chronicles' :
"AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of
light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great
famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc
in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter."
Either the fiery dragons were meteorites, viking ships or aurora borealis (Northern Lights). A meteorite would create a smoke trail, as well as a
bright flash when it exploded, the shockwave could create whirlwinds. Viking boats had large white sails with dragons painted on them, as well as the
boat have dragon heads at either end. A strong solar flare would create sheets of light at night along with a crucifix shape at the point opposite to
where the Sun was.