Pillars of Light in Ohio

ARE they simply from city lights reflecting on ice crystals? Why have I never heard of pillars of light during my lengthy life until just the past several months?  It’s been cold before. I’ve lived in cities. There have been ice crystals in the air. I recall seeing an ambient glow, but not well-defined pillars like this.  People must feel they’re unusual if they’re taking photos and submitting them to the TV station. ~ BP

MANSFIELD, Ohio — On a clear and cold night, beams of light appeared to be coming from the ground and shooting skyward.

Fox 8 News viewers captured the phenomenon in Mansfield late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The lights are mystifying and beautiful, and yet perfectly logical.

PICS Mystifying ‘Light Pillars’ Shine in Ohio

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Meteorologist Scott Sabol explains the light pillars in this video.

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