The Min Min Lights

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“The Min Min Lights is the name given to an unusual light formation that has been reported numerous times in Eastern Australia. The lights have been reported from as far south as Brewarrina in western New South Wales, to as far north as Boulia in Northern Queensland. The majority of sightings are reported to have occurred in Channel Country.

Stories about the lights can be found in aboriginal myth pre-dating western settlement of the region and have since become part of wider Australian folklore. Indigenous groups hold that the number of sightings has increased alongside the increasing ingression of Europeans into the region. According to folklore, the lights sometimes follow or approach people and have disappeared when fired upon, only to reappear later on.

The light's existence as a phenomona has been confirmed, though there remains debate over their source. Various explanations have been put forward, ranging from optical illusions and piezoelectrics to luminescent animals.”

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