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For thousands of years people have been bothered by strange lights. Ignis fatuus, commonly known as will-o’-the-wisps, have lured travellers from paths throughout Europe for as long as history remembers. Coleridge describes the phenomenon in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Barrie created a children’s story of the glowing fairies that steal children for decades or centuries.
Chir batti have bedevilled Indians and Aleya have tricked the Bengalis. The Brazilians warn against Boi-tata, a great snake with fiery eyes that preys on corpses, and in Argentina seeing a Luz Mala will lead the knowledgable observer to pray or flee. Australian Aborigines claim that Min Min Lights have increased in number since the arrival of the white man.
More recently lights are associated with aliens and flying saucers, glows that make people lose time and be unnaturally dealt with.
The existance of these lights cannot be denied, nor that they abduct people for varying periods of time and for purposes that seem to range from boredom to experimentation to the nefarious. I postulate that when the lights merely lead people astray the abduction attempt has failed, or the abductors have had second thoughts when they viewed their intended victim more closely.
Who can say that these lights are?