Unexplained Green Light Appears During Lightning Storm in Western Australia

Leigh Stevens spotted a mysterious green light while filming a lightning storm in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, on December 3. This video recorded from the backyard of the uploader appears to show a green light in the sky.

The video, which got over 200,000 views on Facebook, prompted a lot of online speculation.

The Western Australian reported that the light was seen by other residents and that it stayed put for at least 30 minutes.

Neil Bennett of the Bureau of Meteorology told newspaper the bureau had never seen anything like the aurora-like light.

“We don’t think it (the green light) is part of the thunderstorm," he said. "We think it’s a reflection of something on the ground, rather than coming from the clouds.” Credit: Leigh Scott Stevens via Storyful