Blue light sparks UFO excitement
Yahoo!7 December 10, 2009, 12:11 pm
Experts in Norway have been left baffled by a mysterious spiral of light that has drawn excitement from UFO enthusiasts.
The giant pattern appeared in the pre-dawn sky in the country's north, and could be seen from hundreds of kilometres away.
The flash lasted for about two minutes.
A video was filmed by a worker at an army base. He said it started out as a small light in the sky, but grew into a light show that seemed to disappear into a black hole.
Kristoffer Rakoczy's video was closely examined by Norwegian Space and defence officials.
Witnesses described the light as a spinning spiral of bluish light, centred around a star.
Scientists believe it might be a rocket launch from Russia, but the Russians have denied it.
UFO fans insist it's the strongest proof yet that there is life in outer space.
Another theory is that the light came from a laser show, but reports suggest that the time of day, 8.45am local time, makes that unlikely.
Norwegian Space Centre Chief Scientist Erik Tandberg is quoted as saying,
"I agree with everyone in the science community that this light was the weirdest thing. I have never seen anything like this ever."