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Diffuse green cord of light from the sky

Discussion in 'Your Personal Experiences Forum' started by Thomas R Morrison, Apr 19, 2017.



  1. Thomas R Morrison

    Thomas R Morrison Paranormal Adept

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    This was one of the most fascinating experiences of my life, so I’ve been hoping to hear a similar story on a paranormal show like this, but so far, nothing. Perhaps it will ring a bell in the minds of one of the paranormal aficionados here.

    One calm and cloudless evening in Burbank, California, around 9 or 10pm (at least an hour or two after sunset), I was hanging out in the corner of the lighted pool with my dear friend Diana beneath the stars. I think it was 1995. We were both standing in the pool, leaning against the perpendicular walls, chatting and relaxing.

    Then I noticed something odd: directly in front of me, there was a narrow, diffuse lime-green light, which was faintly visible against the shadowy bushes surrounding the pool. It was maybe 4 or 5 feet in front of us, entering the pool at a right angle from above. At first I thought the light was playing a trick on my eyes, so I followed it up to see it against the dark but starry sky. And that’s when it really struck me: I could see this strange diffuse cord of greenish light, maybe about a foot in diameter overall and brightest in the center, reaching straight up into the sky as far as the eye could see. And as I watched, amazed and bewildered by this otherworldly cord of lime green light, I could see that it was very slowly gyrating in place over the enormous distance between the pool and the sky above.

    Diana must’ve noticed by head craned back as I looked at this thing in stupefied silence, because I heard her say: “Are you seeing what I’m seeing?”

    Not wanting to cloud her response with my own description, I said: “I don’t know; what are you seeing?”

    And she described exactly the same thing: “Some kind of weird green column of light reaching up into the sky. You’re seeing it too?”

    We watched it, looking up at it because it was so much easier to see against the night sky, and the slowly gyrating motion was only evident when we looked almost straight up to see the whole length of it. I was trying to see where the other side ended, but it was fairly faint so it basically disappeared a few hundred yards above us. There were no visible objects or clouds or anything up there, nothing that would explain this eerie cord of green light. But the whole time, one end of it remained directly in front of us, motionless, intersecting with the pool about 5 feet in front of both of us.

    It must’ve lasted for at least a couple of minutes, because we talked about it and its odd very slowly twisting motion, while it almost imperceptibly faded in brightness until we couldn’t see it anymore.

    Has anyone here ever heard of something like this? I realize that it’s tempting to assume that this was a reflection of the light from the pool focused into a beam somehow – but that’s impossible, this thing was at least hundreds of yards long, collimated at the same diameter all the way up, and weirdly corkscrewing in place, oblivious to our movement in the pool water.

    This incident drives me crazy – at least with a ufo, you can come up with some kind of a explanation. This thing….I have no idea what to make of it. My inclination is to conclude that it was some weird naturally occurring phenomenon – but if that’s the case, other people should be talking about seeing something like this, and I have yet to hear a single other account like it.

    Have any of you?
     
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    William Strathmann Paranormal Adept

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  3. Thomas R Morrison

    Thomas R Morrison Paranormal Adept

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    That’s an excellent line of inquiry to pursue, thank you good Sir. I've always assumed that earthquake lights would emulate known electrical phenomena like discharges, and plasma balls akin to ball lightning, but now I see that a wider range of characteristics seem to be in play. I’ll enjoy reading through the case histories.

    Assuming that this was a naturally occurring phenomenon, it’s unlike anything that academic science is aware of, which is interesting. The closest thing I can compare it to is the aurora borealis, because that’s persistent and often has the same lime-green color[1], but there’s no known mechanism for that effect to collimate and reach down to the surface of the Earth. Maybe there’s a way for tectonic activity to couple with the Earth’s magnetosphere and create a localized flux linkage, which could allow charges in the ionosphere to spiral down to the ground.

    I think that people too often forget that although we’ve got a pretty good handle on the very common natural phenomena on the Earth, there are still all kinds of rare exotic phenomena that we have little to no understanding of yet. And who knows what the technological applications might be for such effects.

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    Sounds very much like earthquake lights to me having actually seen the phenomena on more than one occasion, however I was seeing it as a glow and flashes of light in the sky.

    Hard to explain this but sort of a cross between and Aurora an sheet lightning if that makes sense.
     
  5. Usual Suspect

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    • Was the beam a straight line or did it wind ( corkscrew ) or bend in any way?
    • Did you go over to it to see if it was something shining up out of the pool rather than down into it?
    • Did you try to touch it or put anything under or into it to see what would happen?
    • Was this your own pool or somebody else's or one at a hotel?
     
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    That was one of the most mystifying things about it: it seemed to be a perfectly straight line going directly upward, until I craned my head all the way back to see how far up it went. At that point I could see that over the full length of it, it was very slowly twisting - not mechanically, but organically. It wasn't twisting dramatically - perhaps 2ft off center, with maybe 1 twist along the full length of hundreds of yards.

    The lights in the pool were on the sidewalls, and the pool was painted a light blue color, so I don't see any way that the pool could've produced a column of green light like that reaching so far up into the sky, and our moving around in the pool didn't seem to affect it at all. Besides, the air is very dry in Burbank, so there wouldn't be enough moisture or dust to reflect a light source. The cord of weird greenish light appeared to be self-illuminating from the center.

    No, I wasn't that brave, haha. It seemed to be some kind of energy, because it was glowing. And whether that meant some kind of electrical energy or radioactive energy, it seemed like a bad idea to put my hand in it or get too close to it (especially being half-immersed in water). Now I kinda wish that I'd tried to see what it felt like, if anything. Or if I could've "broken the beam" with my hand. But I guess, instinctively, there's a reluctance to physically interact with something that defies explanation.

    This was the common pool for Diana's small apartment complex. We had spent time in the pool on other occasions and never saw anything like it, and it was beguiling to her too. I've still never read another account resembling this, and I've been on the lookout. I'm hoping to run across something in the earthquakes lights reports, but so far those all have the characteristics of well-known electrical phenomena. I've yet to hear about any kind of electrical phenomenon that can cause a green glow in the atmosphere, other than the aurora borealis, and nothing resembling a single narrow cord of persistent light like this.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the reply.
    How many stories was this complex? Did any balconies face out over the pool? If so how many stories up did it go ( approximately )?
     
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    Maybe your friend D. knows the actual date of this event?

    If you knew it, then you could at least check for other reports of unusual events on or near the same date.

    There is an expert on tectonic stress and emissions, Friedemann Freund, who evidently works for, or worked for NASA. So, presumably, he might be open to giving you an opinion as to whether or not your report is consistent with luminosities associated with rift stress. That might help you sort things out.
     
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