Go Back Report # 178
01-15-1924

01-15-1924  
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MYSTERIOUS FIRE MELTS DEEP SNOW
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Hunters Tell of Strange Green Light Which Came Down From Sky
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(EXCLUSIVE DISPATCH)

Neillsville (Wis.) Jan. 15. - While homeward bound in a sleigh from a wolf-hunting expedition west of here, Leo Williamson, editor, and Will Dangers, merchant, witnessed a strange phenomenon when the snow in the road ahead of them for several hundred feet was melted by a nebulous green fire, leaving the highway covered with several inches of mud. 
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Williamson said he and his companion first noticed a faint, green light in the sky before them. In less than a minute it had approached to within a few hundred feet and seemed to 2be [sic] whirling rapidly and giving out a high-pitched hum. Its height was estimated at 300 feet and its breadth at fifty feet. The light hovered a moment and suddenly descended to the road. A hissing noise followed and a huge cloud of steam swept about them.          
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Before they were able to get the team turned around, the greenish haze was within thirty feet of them, then veered off, fused the fence wires, and scorched a path through a field for nearly ten rods. Then, almost as suddenly as it had appeared, the light flickered a moment and vanished.
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Williamson said he and Dangers examined the road and found it was too hot to touch and that the mud was six inches deep in some places. Their only theory is that some condition of the atmosphere had generated a huge charge of electricity which dissapated [sic] itself in heat when it touched the earth and was grounded.                                                                                  

This reference: Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, USA), January 16, 1924

With thanks to the Magonia Group: http://anomalies.bravepages.com         
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UFOCAT PRN – NONE           
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North America – United States, Wisconsin, Clark

Neillsville          Latitude 44-33-36 N, Longitude 90-35-46 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

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