The Hessdalen valley in Norway is one of the rare places that produces UFO sightings on a continued and regular basis. A new theory presented in New Scientist gives an alternative to the idea that the mysterious lights seen there are alien spacecraft, but still suggests they may be of extraterrestrial origin.
The mysterious Hessdalen lights have been investigated by universities and scientists for decades. They of course have also caused a lot of excitement for those who investigate UFOs. J. Allen Hynek, a former consultant for the U.S. Air Force regarding the UFO phenomenon, visited the area in 1985. “Hessdalen has had the best equipment and the best period of operation and observation of the UFO-phenomenon of anyplace in the world,” Hynek said. ” Whatever it turns out to be, it is terrible important.”
Local scientists agree, and since 1984 there has been an ongoing project in the area to track and measure the lights. They say the lights began to be seen in 1981, occurring several times throughout the day. They could be seen floating in one place for hours, or zooming across the sky at over 8500 meters per second.
The project began with a focused effort to gather data in January and February of 1984. The project included cooperation with researchers from the University of Oslo, the University of Bergen, the University of Trondheim, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (NDRE), and other institutes of physics and astrophysics.
During the project the lights were filmed and some were even caught on radar. The report on the project describes three different types of phenomena that were observed:
1. Small and strong white or blue flashes, which could show up everywhere in the sky.
2. Yellow or yellow-white lights. These lights have very often been seen in the valley, just over the roof of the houses, or even down on the ground. They could be stationary for more than an hour, move slowly around in the valley, and sometimes show large accelerations and speeds. They could also be higher up in the sky. Mostly they moved on a north/south course.
3. Several lights together with a fixed distance from each other. Mostly it was two yellow or white lights with a red in front. Many people talked about “The object”, when they saw this type of light. These lights could move slowly around the top of the mountains. The direction of “travelling” was mostly on a north/south course.
The report says they found no explanation for the lights, but it also states their main purpose was to gather data for researchers. Although the sightings are not as common as they were in the early 80s, they are still reported often, and several have been caught on camera.
According to the Project Hessdalen website, the latest sighting was as recent as the 5th of May, 2014. The witness saw a light that was described as “white, with some red and yellow.” The light moved to the west, stopped, and then headed back to where the witness first saw the light. She ran to get her husband, but by the time they had looked outside again the light had disappeared.
Some theories have been that there is a portal in the area that allows extraterrestrials or beings from other dimensions to enter into our realm. More prosaic answers have included ball lightening. However, the latest theory has to do with the geology of the Hessdalen valley.
This theory is present in a new story by New Scientist. You have to subscribe to New Scientist to read the story, but the website Gizmodo summed up the theory:
The unique geology of the valley could be responsible for this plasma. The valley is formed by rocks on one side rich in copper and the other rich in iron and zinc—not unlike the cathode and anode of a battery. Sulfuric acid, leached from the abandoned sulfur mine at the bottom of the valley, could then turn the river into the weak acid of an electrolyte.
However, the theory says the initial charge for the plasma may still be extraterrestrial. The Hessdalen lights seem to be more frequent during the Northern Lights when solar winds ionize the earth’s atmosphere. They could also be the charge that causes the balls of plasma to light up over the valley.
This latest theory is just that, another theory. More work would need to be done to prove this theory. Meanwhile, the lights continue to be seen by locals and visitors who come to experience the phenomenon. The Project Hessdalen website documents dozens of sightings in the area, including many fascinating pictures and videos. They also have installed webcams that can be monitored 24 hours day. Go take a look for yourself and weigh in on the debate. What do you think could be the origin of the mysterious lights of the Hessdalen valley?
When i see an UfO sighting i feel like i intermediately know what it is about how the spacecraft is and why there are here (Norway 2009″TO HELP US”)
hello i m from Bulgaria and know how Flight Saucer work–they have special engine —for very big speed in earth–air.
If you have investitor we can build some Flight Saucer.
Strange that You still don’t have solved the Secret in Hessdalen show ??
I came up this year 2017 to start the New wiev around the truth – but what is the problem
The People up there have right among the Professsors and deniers !!
This year we must have a closing thruth to eliminate the People that do all to destroy the thruth !
I have follow UFO and IFO since I was born – I got the chips – The Hole 1980 in Hessdalen and during 1991 we follow them for a hole week in Hallingdalen and 2002 I meet the biggest ship on a Mountain 300 meters in Diameters -The Mothership in a snowstorm !!
Still – Is it only I that know the Secret – after follow them from 1970 to 1990 in Hessdalen and then their moves to GOL in Hallingdal 1990 when They fly from Bergen tovn to Gol for a hole week – The 2002 on The famous area over and in the mountain in a snaowstorm that they stop in my area and we og around and talk for a hole Hour – strange but why me ?
A New book – the first one in English – about Hessdalen is available. It covers the history, the research that has been done – and IS being done, the authors personal experience after living in Hessdalen for one year, – in addition to interviews with hessdalen residents etc: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9D4KW4
defense the hole world about catastrofic and defence about Aliens – I have meet and seen them all my life and 2002 I walk togther With them for a hole hour on a mountain in Norway and You in Grate Britain are asking if they exist – I think You have a buntch of caractors in the Defence og Greate Britain – I think I have seen them – but what do You do when Aliens came
It is so strange – Why do we ask about UFO -When we have 6000 sentral USA and Mexico every year and I have meet them all my 69 years – since I was born – travel – so it is so strange – Oslo Politic People kille the Word and laugh of it – I warn all Catastrofic since 1976 to 2020 – and I say all – why do they not listen at all – and like – I see now NASA shall fly youngsters up to planet MARS 3025-2030 and kill them all – why – I like many others – a Japan Prinsess travel also With GOD and Aliens – we have travel – and one time I went to Planet Mars – we travel and it took 3.5 Earth Hour – why do NASA use 6-7 month and fail ???
I have seen it all – travel at any staar in the Univers and other Places – i know all about all – why don’t NASA goot longer – I have seen systems back long time ago – they are big as the SUN – and moves With 10 lightyears a Seconds from Pleiades to The Hors Fog in Orion – why haven’t NASA seen it Known about it ?? Strange ! and Yes I have seen it all – walk With them like I say in 2002 on a Norway mountain – 1 hole hour -where they turn the winterstorm and 2 Cold degrees up to 45 warm degrees and sunny With the storm ouside – strange – no – they can do it – They diside – Not Human – They still don’t know – so why will even UN give a big DAAM !! and Oslo too — But why will You kill the world Oslo Politic People ??