Minmin lights

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 12:59
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Hey there all,

Just bored and curious. Has anyone had any encounters with the famous Minmin lights or any other wierd stuff during your travels?
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 15:44

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 15:44
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s818193.htm

http://home.iprimus.com.au/jimshire/Yarns/yarns.html

Search the archives also.
Cheers
Footie
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 16:02

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 16:02
discusion about it last month Jim or the month before.
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Reply By: govo - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 16:15

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 16:15
Saw some last year at the indy carnival after giving cheek to a security guard.
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Reply By: OLLY - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 17:46

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 17:46
Hi all,
Haven't personally encountered the MINMIN but the owners of a property near Boulia that we often stay with have had several sightings over the years. The area around Boulia is renowned for the minmin..
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 17:50

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 17:50
we are going for a look in about 10 weeks

steve
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Reply By: oscar - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:30

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:30
Minmin lights are for real .Holiday in the Flinders Ranges when wildflowers are about usually after early season rains April May .The West side of Wilpena pond or the Parachilna Gorge side looking east towards the Pound from the road .Dark nights heavy dew etc should guarantee sightings .
My claim is based on outback safaris conducted out of Adelaide in the 80s througout the Flinders and Gammon Ranges Jeff
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 23:38

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 23:38
Have a look at my first link in my post above.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 19:13

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 19:13
Jim! be carefull of being "Just bored and curious".

That's how Elton John turned queer.

Forget the Minmin lights and get yourself a decent stick book mate.

And as for "weird stuff during your travels" What the hell are you saying man?

Let me ask you a question.

If you went away camping and found that you woke up with a sore arse and 50c under your pillow would you tell any-one? Well if you wouldn't ... Do you want to come to Wombat State Forest next weekend?

Lolololololol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 20:34

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 20:34
Weird like what - someone taking a dump on the fire? - your never going to be let forget that one!!
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 21:44

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 21:44
Oh come on Davoe...

I was gonna crappoo on the rocks and flick it in later with a twig...

... you know, after dinner, but before desert was served.

It would of sparked up the dinner conversation

I wasn't gonna just squat on the coals. What kinda sick animal do you think I am?
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 23:40

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 23:40
Some time back Mike H started a great thread on things that go bump in the dark. There was a lot of wierd stuff came out in that thread.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 20:09

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 20:09
If you have not already seen it then do a Google search on "Morning Glory' for some good photos. It is often a low level rolling cloud formation that moves across the country side just in front of the sunrise (usually) in desert regions of Australia. I have seen it south of Alice Springs but it is most common in the north west. If you see a low level one then you may hear a low whistle / rustling noise as it passes overhead. I would describe it as a horizontal roll like a heavy surf wave that stretches from horizon to horizon (Nth / Sth) and travels from east to west.
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:15

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:15
Iam afraid I will have to disapoint you they have been explained there was a very good program some time ago on the abc about a team in western austraila where the most sitings take place cant remember the name.

In the short version what you have is a magnetic field caused by a number of phenomen normaly ground movement very small quakes / shifting of land this causes a preasure build in th rock which causes the magnetic field, and what you are doing is looking through that field I belive the figure was about 30 km and you would start geting the phenomem ie light you would see it in the daytime as well but for the natural light, as you approach it apears to move but in reality you are staying the same distance but it is eratic in loumanosity due to the strenth of the field you are traveling through and it goes when you reach the edge or limit (30km) of the field.

This was proven by instrementation and predicted as the field increased a very interesting program, sorry about destroying the myth.

As and old bushman I have seen the phenomen more times than I can count and have chased it only to lose it and be puzzeld by it

hope that helps you if I see the program advertised I will put up a thread

frank

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