In the early hours of December 9th, 2009, thousands of people in northern Norway and Sweden were roused from their beds by concerned family and friends, to witness an incredible celestial event.
Some people were just curious about the unusual light display, others were frightened for their lives when they saw the massive white spiral with the blue tail, growing at immense speed, with what appeared to be a black hole at the center.
The phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain. It stopped mid-air, then began to circulate. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre – lasting for ten to twelve minutes before disappearing completely.