Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Mysterious Beam of Light Blamed For Fire

I thought that you might find this story as intriguing as I did, at first glance you would think that this might be a Chinese lantern descending to the ground and catching fire but that does not seem to be the case.  This was clearly described as a beam of light that came from the sky to the ground. Also if it were a lantern there would be some trace evidence left at the scene. Most lanterns have small lightweight metal clips which would not burn or there would be at least small pieces of the structure that would not have incinerated. Most unusual to say the least.
Tasmanian police and firefighters are unable to explain the source of a beam of light which reportedly fell from the sky and formed a circle of fire in a Hobart suburb.

Early yesterday morning police and fire crews received calls from concerned residents in Carnegie Street at Claremont, who reported seeing a bright light igniting a fire in a nearby paddock.

Tasmania Fire Service officer Scott Vinen says the blaze was quickly put out, leaving an obvious burnt patch.

He says the bizarre incident has everyone baffled.

“Once we put the fire out, we kind of walked through the fire and tried to find something,” he said.

“We thought a flare or something may have landed there, but we couldn’t find any cause.”

The Fire Service says it will not investigate further.