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In historic and modern times, there exist many strange reports of lights apparently unrelated to meteors, lightning or other common or obvious sources. There are different types of anomalous light phenomena -- glows, balls or flashes -- that are reported on land and even under water. Fast moving or flashing lights in the sky, often labeled UFOs, could actually be aircraft, satellites, light reflections, refraction or electrical activity. Spook lights (ghost lights) are described as playful orbs that disappear and reappear. Often associated with a specific location, the place is usually promoted as a tourist attraction. Several explanations may account for these events including reflection of distant car lights or optical illusions perhaps under specific atmospheric conditions. Earthquakes lights and ball lightning phenomena are both fairly well-documented but they are rare, unpredictable and their mechanisms are still not understood by scientists. Floating orbs or streaks caught on film are reported to represent spirit energy and psychic lights are supposedly manifestations of the human mind. There is no good scientific evidence for these claims. (See also Earthquakes, Ball Lightning)
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Turkey UFO & Paranormal Events Research Organizati:   Project ALP
Skeptic's Dictionary:   Ball Lightning
sci.geo.meteorology newsgroup:   Ball Lightning Information
Alaska Science Forum:   Earthquake Lights
Marshall Brain:   How Do the Northern Lights Work?
Earth Lights:   Earth Lights
UnMuseum:   Spooklights
Science Frontiers:   Lights
Watching You:   Marfa Mystery Lights
Paul Devereux:   Earth Lights Lecture
Scientific American Ask the Expert:   Ball Lightning
Ball Lightning Page:   Ball Lightning Page
From Australia:   “A Theory of Ball Lightning as an Electrical Discharge”
Obiwan's UFO-free Paranormal Page:   Ghost Lights
About.com:   “Spook Lights - Where to Find Them”
About.com:   “Sedona Spooklights”
Joplin:   Spook Light
NICAP:   National Investigation Comittee On Aerial Phenomena
National Geographic:   Aurora Borealis
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Mystery Magazine:Strange Lights From the Sea
Cyber Space Orbit:"Orbs: The New Face of This Reality"
Prairie Ghosts:"Spirit Photographs: Orbs and Globes of Light"
OtherPlane:The Light
Victor Zammit:“Incident of Psychic Lights”
Internation Ghost Hunters Society:"Insights into Orbs"

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