Hessdalen, Norway is a small valley that today has only a population of 120. This small valley is known for a strange
phenomena call the Hessdalen lights.
Of unknown origin the mysterious Hessdalen lights are unexplained nocturnal lights observed over the 7.5 mile long
valley in central Norway.The mysterious lights are usually bright white, yellow or red and can appear both above and below the horizon.
There are times that the lights move with incredible speed, some have been caught moving at speeds of up to 30,000 km and hour, there are other times that they just sway slowly back and forth, and sometimes they'll just hover in midair.
These unexplained lights have been reported since as far back as the 1930's. With a period of especially high
activity in the 1980's. It was in 1981 however that they got worldwide attention. When residents of the small
valley became concerned about the strange colored lights that were appearing in their night skies, the strange
lights even just hung there silently above the valley at times. Curious skywatchers soon discovered that the best
vantage point from which to watch the lights was from a slope on the north end of the valley. It didn't take long
for tourists and UFo hunters to flock to the valley to witness the the strange events for themselves.
The Hessdalen lights have sparked one of the longest and most technically involved UFO investigations in the world. Scientific research of the unexplained lights has been ongoing since 1983. Started by UFO researcher Dr.Erling Strand a project named "Project Hessdalen" did active field investigations between 1983 and 1985.
In 1998 they built an automated measurement station as well, that included an impressive amount of technical gear. They maintain a website called Project Hessdalen to this day, which provides info on their research, photos and even live cam links.
However despite ongoing and intense research, no convincing explanation has been found for the lights thus far.