In living and non living things there is an invisible halo that surrounds them. No one can see it, but some people say they can photograph it. Most scientists disagree with those who say they can photograph it. Research with this kind of photography began in 1939 in the country of Russia. A Soviet scientist named Semyon Kirlian discovered that he could use high voltages to develop a photograph by using film with no camera. Kirlian and his wife spent the next four decades working on high voltage or "Kirlian" photography as it began to be called.
Sights and Sounds
By Tori Cantrell
Raining Fish and Frogs
Many people have reported seeing raining frogs, all about the same size. Scientists can not explain it. They say that it was probably because of tornados. But why would it only pick up frogs and why would they be the same size?
By Tiffany Smith
It has rained fish and many other animals. Supposedly high winds have swept fish out of the water, and frogs off of the ground, and kept them up in the sky for a while and suddenly dropped them.
In 1989 it rained sardines in Lpswich, Australia, in a horrible storm. People wonder where it will rain fish next!
By Lisa Watts
Ball lightning is the most mysterious
form of lightning there is. Ball lightning can also be called fireball
or lightning ball. It is a bright red or yellow ball of light that
seems to be floating in air. It is usually about 4 to 16 inches across
and it usually floats around for a few seconds before disappearing or exploding
with a loud bang. Nobody really knows what causes ball lightning
even though there have been over 1,600 observations reported during the
last 150 years. Ball lightning is the greatest mystery in lightning
At 7:17 in the morning of June 30, 1908, the biggest explosion ever recorded
on the earth took place close to the Tunguska River in Siberia. It
blew down trees for dozens of miles in all directions and people, animals,
and houses were blown four hundred miles away. Scientists believe
it happened many years before the first atomic bomb was made. For
many nights after the explosion, Siberia, Russia and even Europe were so
bright you could read a newspaper at midnight without a light! The
Big Bang is a very confusing mystery. It could have even been caused
from a huge space object.
By Lisa Watts
People are always reporting
mysterious lights in the night. If the light can't be identified
as a star, planet, airplane, or another object, it is a "UFO". But
that does not mean it is an alien spacecraft. It can almost always
be proven true that it is a natural or human-made object misidentified.
Some of the sky lights are auroras borealis, sometimes called the Northern
lights. Other sky lights can be caused from a volcanic or atomic
explosion like the huge explosion in Siberia when the skys were lit up
for several nights after the explosion happened. Ninety-five percent
of the time UFO's can be explained, but sometimes they can't. Some
of these lights are seen in the same spot on different nights. The
change in size and color is the only movement they make. Those are
the lights that make no sense at all. Until an alien spaceship lands
on the earth, the lights in the night will still be a mystery.
By Lisa Watts
When the United Fruit Company
cleared the jungle in Costa rica in the 1930's, they found huge stone spheres
close to 18 feet across. There are probably thousands of these huge
balls in the Jungles of Costa rica that are waiting to be found.
But what surprises scientists is the granite the balls are made from because
it is not found naturally in that area. The reason it is a mystery
is because we don't know who carved the balls or why they carved them.
The balls might represent stars and planets.
In the Murray Islands, north
of Australia, the priests guard three sacred stones. These stones
are supposed to be able to affect human death. When the balls are
focused on a human being it causes x-ray effects that always cause death.
Scientists do not know where these special stones are found so no other
information is known.
By April Knight
A lot of people claimed to have heard strange booms when they're at school or at work. In Charleston, South Carolina, it was nice and peaceful until a very loud terrifying boom shook the city. It rattled windows all around. Dr. William Donn, who was the chief of the observatory's science department heard the boom. He said the boom was the strangest ever recorded at his laboratory. Some people thought his was the sound of a jet. Some think it was a test of explosions. But most people said it was UFO's But the strange booms whatever they were did not stay away. The next year more booms were heard. Scientists that were studying these strange booms found out they are old mysteries from centuries ago. The reason for the booms nobody knows. But scientists do know that they were real, not pretend. Hopefully one of these days the booms will not be a mystery.