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'Earthquake Lights' Mistaken For UFOs


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#1    seeder

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

Scientists find records of rare "earthquake lights"

They've been mistaken for UFOs or dismissed as hallucinations. Now geologists have collected a near-definitive list of a rare but fascinating phenomenon — earthquake lights.

Certain types of earthquakes in certain areas can set off blazes of light seconds — sometimes days — ahead of the actual quake. These can manifest themselves as floating balls of light, bluish columns shooting up out of the earth and even reverse lightning, reaching up into the sky from the ground.

http://www.13wmaz.co...lights/4290007/

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

wow, awesomesauce....!!

i just heard about this via hearsay. And then also just descriptions how light phenomena can occur during an earthquake. I find it most amazing that these phenomena seem to occur even days BEFORE an actual earthquake, thus "predicting" it.

One of these things we just start to really discover and describe scientifically. Just like the "sprites" in space. But i'm sure both phenomena have been around for.....EVER, it just took us 2.000.000 years to notice.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Not enough evidence there to debunk SpacemanSpleefmaster's YouTube video that I saw.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

View PostJacques Terreur, on 03 January 2014 - 11:44 AM, said:

wow, awesomesauce....!!

i just heard about this via hearsay. And then also just descriptions how light phenomena can occur during an earthquake. I find it most amazing that these phenomena seem to occur even days BEFORE an actual earthquake, thus "predicting" it.

One of these things we just start to really discover and describe scientifically. Just like the "sprites" in space. But i'm sure both phenomena have been around for.....EVER, it just took us 2.000.000 years to notice.


:tu:   Exactly. Modern science no doubt has many 'answers' to find about many topics, and its good that one more phenomena is understood, and thus ruled out as being UFO. Maybe in time we will also understand all related phenomena, such as the UFO lights at Hessdalen

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

View Postseeder, on 03 January 2014 - 11:28 AM, said:

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BTW the photo used in the OP is from the 'Tagish Lake ufo sighting' filed by Jim Conacher.   So yet another old story put to bed :tu:

heres another pic and story on same subject

Mystery Flashes Linked to Quakes? “Electricity Surging Out of the Ground And Into The Sky”

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11180669


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

View Postseeder, on 03 January 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

:tu:   Exactly. Modern science no doubt has many 'answers' to find about many topics, and its good that one more phenomena is understood, and thus ruled out as being UFO. Maybe in time we will also understand all related phenomena, such as the UFO lights at Hessdalen


hessdalen was the first thing that popped up in my head when i read your post. It appears kind of same-ish, though Norway hasn't been in the news for being earthquake-ridden for over 70 years.... ;)


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

Earth quake lights have also been mistaken for a manifestation created by HAARP, and the same people who spew that nonsense like to hope people will forget the fact that earth quake lights, although still unknown of cause, existed LONG before HAARP even existed.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

interesting :yes:


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Paul Devereux has wrote a few books on this phenomena,I remember seeing a documentary where scientists using some kind of industrial press forced 2 rocks against each other and produced small lights in the laboratory.If you imagine the force going on in the earths crust I could well imagine large sustained lights being produced


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

There were a lot of reports of orbs in California on New Year's Eve. Maybe they're in for the big one??

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

View Postdr no, on 03 January 2014 - 03:10 PM, said:

Paul Devereux has wrote a few books on this phenomena,I remember seeing a documentary where scientists using some kind of industrial press forced 2 rocks against each other and produced small lights in the laboratory.If you imagine the force going on in the earths crust I could well imagine large sustained lights being produced

Its also how lighters work, piezo electric
http://en.wikipedia..../Piezo_ignition

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

View Postarchernyc, on 03 January 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

There were a lot of reports of orbs in California on New Year's Eve. Maybe they're in for the big one??
Very true. I noted this on one of the sites I follow.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

View Postarchernyc, on 03 January 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

There were a lot of reports of orbs in California on New Year's Eve. Maybe they're in for the big one??

...that would be the! most! terrible! proof of concept! EVER!!


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

View PostJacques Terreur, on 03 January 2014 - 05:17 PM, said:

...that would be the! most! terrible! proof of concept! EVER!!

Especially as those who look into such stories have already decided they were just lanterns. On New Years Eve!

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

View Postseeder, on 03 January 2014 - 05:20 PM, said:

Especially as those who look into such stories have already decided they were just lanterns. On New Years Eve!

so, not only terrible, but also. uuhhm,  HIGHLY UNLIKELY.....





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