Fascinating isn't it?
Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic story. Truly. But that doesn't make it any more real than a sci-fi movie.
It's a shame really, because like many other people, this one really had me convinced for a very long while before I actually started looking into it. I'm all for believing in things that are substantiated and/or of definable value. This story though doesn't meet either criteria in my opinion. More details here.
Since this phenomena happens worldwide and has been happening for decades and thought to be mass hallucination.
Then that itself would be worthy of investigation. Ya think?