'The Min Min Light: The Visitor Who Never Arrives' - Book by F.F. Silcock
|Compiled by Deane Lewis Updated 2013-12-18 Created 2004-06-04|
This book is the
result of ten years research by the author. The most popular explanations as to
the cause of this mystery light are examined and, except for one, found to be
The light exhibits a degree of
intelligence. If it has intelligence and is of Earth, it must possess a brain. A
brain presupposes flesh and blood, in which case we are dealing with an entity
biological in nature.
In a number of rare observations a
bird has been seen in association with the light. Some descriptions of the bird
identify it as the Barn Owl Tyto alba.
Reports of luminescing Barn Owls have
long been on record. The common belief is that such birds have become
contaminated by luminous fungi. This belief is discredited by the author who
puts forward the case for these birds possessing dermal organs of luminescence
similar to those found in many animals capable of making light.
Summary from back cover:
The Min Min Light, the small, bright,
dancing night-time light of plains and farmlands, is one of Australia’s oldest
natural mysteries. It is an ancient light and spoken of in stories from the
Aboriginal dreamtime. It seems to be a companion of the earth rather than an
object of the skies. But it is a light not only of Australia. It is a light
known by many names across Europe. It is the Prairie Light of North America and
the Jack o’ Lantern or Will o’ the Wisp of Great Britain. Wherever it is found,
and by whatever name, its character remains the same, seeming to defy those who
would try to investigate it, disappearing one moment, reappearing the next,
floating, hovering and at times silently speeding away, never allowing the
follower to catch up.
The Min Min Light : The Visitor Who
Self Published 2003, 85 pages - 10 colour plates (not of lights)
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