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Strange Things are Afoot in Norway

December 9, 2009

Update: Mystery solved by the indefatigable Phil Plait.  Hint – it was one of the possibilities I hypothesized below.

This giant spiralling light was seen over Norway this morning (the first article link contains some low-quality video).  So far, no explanation suggests itself.   For my part, I don’t really care if it’s a natural atmospheric effect, a Russian missile test, or even just an elaborate hoax.  These pictures are gorgeous.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. David permalink
    December 9, 2009 2:00 pm

    Seems like a slip-space crack caused by some intergalactic alien space travelers. I hope it’s not the Covenant from the Halo video games. They are crappy guests.

  2. December 9, 2009 2:22 pm

    The last picture is pulling me in! Swirlies…

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