For decades, locals of the Hessdalen Valley in Norway have been living in an episode of The X-Files.
Night after night, strange lights appear in the sky, dance around in patterns, and even flash in different colors. But what are the Hessdalen Lights?
This strange light phenomenon isn’t just a couple of drunken Euro hillbillies taking grainy pictures of hubcaps.
Nope! Science confirms the Hessdalen Lights are a real thing, but they don’t know what causes them.
Crazy Scientific Theories About The Hessdalen Lights
One theory is that the valley is actually highly radioactive. Radon piggybacks on dust particles until it gets up in the atmosphere and decays, producing the lights. If this is true, then it’s bad news for local residents.
C Cell Battery
Some scientists think that the valley might actually be one enormous C cell battery. It’s been established that one wall of the valley is rich with copper deposits, and the other is rich with zinc, and that’s pretty much the basic composition of batteries.
All it would need is some kind of acid to connect the two sides and some way of charging. The river at the base of the valley contains sulfuric acid, leached from a nearby sulfur mine.
And as for the charge, the theory points out that light activity increases around the time of the aurora borealis.
Seismic Pressure on Tectonic Plates
Scientists say the Hassdalen phenomenon is anything but supernatural and may be linked to increasing seismic pressures on tectonic plates.
Some scientific papers by Michael Persinger and John Derr show that enormous energies built up in tectonic strain are sufficient to produce glowing, ionized, light-forms in the atmosphere.
Or … the strange glowing Hessdalen Lights in the night sky of Norway could be super fast alien spaceships. [Hessdalen]