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What is that thing in the sky? Spotlights?
Strange lights in the sky over Castrop-Rauxel
Status: 03/28/2023, 9:08 p.m
Was it a UFO? Or just a headlight? A strange light phenomenon has puzzled many people in Castrop-Rauxel.
A mysterious light in the sky worried several people in Castrop-Rauxel on Sunday. Local residents reported a cone of light about the size of a football that appeared again and again in the cloud cover from shortly after 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at intervals of about five seconds. Some of the local residents tried to locate the source of the phenomenon. Without success.
Jürgen Vogt from the WDR weather editorial team rules out a natural weather phenomenon. "Because it comes every five to six seconds, so relatively regularly," says the meteorologist. In addition, it looks as if the clouds are illuminated from below. "It's not caused by sheet lightning," says Vogt.
Air traffic control assumes headlights
The German air traffic control also assumes a strong searchlight that could have illuminated the cloud cover from below. This is only prohibited in airport approach lanes.
This explanation is not enough for event technician Jannick Beuchel. He is well versed in lighting technology and has his doubts about the theory that the cloud cover was illuminated with a powerful spotlight. You can't see where the light is coming from and in the end the cone of light doesn't divergeˋ , he says.
UFO researcher Hans-Werner Peiniger from Lüdenscheid still considers the headlight theory to be the most likely. Often no beam of light from the lamp can be seen. This is due to the distance between the observers and the reflections and the atmospheric conditions that prevailed at the time.“
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