Friday, December 18, 2015

"Sun pillar" as a possible explanation of King's "vision" of 1861

Following on from the introductory essay that describes King's "vision" of 1861 during the last days of the tragic and epic Burke and Wills expedition, Martin Shough, coauthor of the excellent book "Return to Magonia - Investigating UFOs in History" (Anomalist Books, 2015) suggested King may have witnessed a "sun -pillar".  This potentially would fit the circumstances of the sighting.  Of course the paucity of data and very limited met data available on the day in question prevents certainty.
The following information on "sun-pillars" highlights that they can be impressive and sometimes be viewed (in olden days) as "a sign of God."

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