Fwd: [UASR]> Hessdalen: Valley of enigmatic lights
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Subject: [UASR]> Hessdalen: Valley of enigmatic lights
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 21:48:08 -0700
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Science Frontiers, No. 155, Sep-Oct, 2004, p. 4
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Hessdalen: Valley of enigmatic lights
*Science Frontiers* first mentioned the Hessdalen Phenomenon in 1995.
Nearly a decade has passed, and many more visual and instrumental data have
been amassed by Norwegian and Italian researchers. The bulging dossier on
the Hessdalen aerial phenomena---predominately lights but also nonvisual
radar targets---certainly represents the most thorough, science-based study
of what are generally called "noctural lights." There are no saucer-shaped
machines, no alien visitors in the reports. But we do have [are]
of mysterious lights displaying incredible diversity.
In general they consist of light balls of many forms and colors,
characterized by pulsations, often erratic movements, occasional
long duration, and intense emission of energy. Their dimensions
range from decimeters up to 30 m. These lights are reported both
in the sky and close to the ground.
The recent 35-page report at hand brims with technical details derived
wide range of instruments. We must skip over these for want of space.
we use as suggestive summaries the subsection headings in a part of the
entitled "Phenomenological Picture and Discussion." Each of the following
headings is followed by observations and interpretations.
¤ Uniformly illuminated, solid-like light balls.
¤ Thermally self-regulated clusters of light balls.
¤ Strongly and rapidly variable light phenomena.
¤ Ejection of mini light balls.
¤ High radiant power (one cluster radiated 19 kilowatts!).
¤ Jerky kinematic behavior.
¤ Geometric and symmetric shapes.
¤ Flash-like lights and possible Earth-sky physical interactions.
¤ Low-luminosity emission (seen with night-vision equipment).
¤ Doppler VLF signals.
¤ Slightly radioactive powder and metallic particles.
Even after two decades of casual and intense, systematic instrumental[ed]
observations, the research teams can only conclude that they have witnessed
elusive, unpredictable phenomena of unknown origin.
(Theodorani, Massimo; "A Long-Term Scientific Survey of the Hessdalen
Phenomenon," *Journal of Scientific Exploration*, 18:217, 2004)
Comments. A few brave scientists have studied similar, geographically
focussed noctural lights, of which there are dozens. In particular, the
Marfa lights (Texas), the Brown Mountain lights (North Carolina), and the
Min Min light (Australia) have received much attention. Invariably, these
elusive luminosities are explained in terms of atmospheric distortions of
automobile lights and astronomical objects.
Can mainstream science now similarly brush-off the Hessdalen phenomenon
which is supported by what seems to be a mountain of solid scientific work?
[Science Frontiers is a bimonthly collection of digests of
scientific anomalies in the current literature. Published by
the Sourcebook Project, P.O. Box 107, Glen Arm, MD 21057.
Annual subscription: $8.00.]