Min Min is the Australian Aboriginal term for floating dish
like lights it's thought to be a phenomenon that's not just restricted to the
out back but seen in many large open spaces world wide. The Aborigines folklore
states that anyone that follows these lights disappears. Many Australians have
seen these lights mainly in
Channel Country. Queensland Australia.
Some of the possiblities that cause Min
It has been hypothesized that
the light may be the result of insects swarming that have taken on
bioluminescencent characteristics after being contaminated by naturally
occurring agents found in local fungi, or of species of owl with their own
naturally occurring source of bioluminescence.
A second hypothesis is that
the lights are the result of known geophysical phenomena, such as
piezoelectrics. Though in many cases lights are reported from areas without
favorable geological conditions.
A third hypothesis is that
the lights are the result of an optical illusion known as a
Fata Morgana, causing remote lights or object to appear closer, and in a
less recognizable form. …
But scientific research
specifies the following:
An Australian neuroscientist claims he can conjure up the
mysterious Australian outback phenomenon of the Min Min lights, now that he has
worked out what causes them.
Professor Jack Pettigrew, of the
University of Queensland in Brisbane claims the lights are actually an
inverted mirage of light sources which are, in some cases, hundreds of
kilometers away over the horizon. Continued….
I am certain that this is nothing to do with UFO's that as
Prof. Jack Pettigrew states mirages, however I can understand why a race of
people that are at one with nature view these light in a spiritual sense. It
adds to the beauty of their Aboriginal culture and religion.