Something’s Up: Do You Feel It?

Anybody out there feel like something big is about to be revealed?

I’m getting that, and a friend is pretty excited, too.

We’ve had the lightning bolt at the Library of Congress, the beams shooting out of the Capitol Dome in Washington, news that the cabal arrests are already underway, odd air traffic confirmations and military maneuvers including armoured vehicles…and when most of the world is against the US cabal, you know that’s probably a good thing.

We have virtual silence from the intel community… but messages via alternative means…if we’re open to them…

… such as angels telling us we have been set free… Cobra advising us to watch the stars, readers sharing that they’re seeing ships day and night and many channels saying we’re on the brink.

I have felt for some time that everything is pretty much done in the etheric, just in the process of moving into the physical to manifest in our reality.

Earth’s electromagnetic field is diminishing ten times faster than normal, our sun is predicted to go bonkers and deliver a “kill shot”…

The financial messengers are saying the RV is all but done and that July 20th is THE date—for sure… not to mention the new BRICS nations’ banking system announced to circumvent the cabal/Rockefeller’s corrupt Western Central Banking System…

Headlines that Obama is calling for his own impeachment—what?

And announcements made about the arrests of many child molesters/pedophiles in upper echelons.

And I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many negative alternative news stories sounding like doomsday is about to explode on our doorsteps. The fear-mongering is over the top!

In the past week I’ve been stung by a bee, a flying ant, and yesterday, eaten alive by no-see-ums. I sure as hell felt ’em, though, and they swelled up and itch like the dickens.

CenturyLink did NOT fix our Internet, and says it’s my PC that’s the problem. Righto! Then why am I also unable to stream a video much of the time on my iPad, as well?

And we have a pack rat problem. I have strong urges to tie up loose ends, clean, declutter and get rid of unnecessary ‘stuff’—especially my husband’s (the pack rat)… while he’s away. Do you think he’d miss these?

tire nose

I guess that would be too obvious, eh?

I am SO ready to leave this limiting existence behind, with all it’s dark ways, treachery and misery, and make the leap to the upper densities and the Galactic life, with new technologies, free energy, perfected light bodies and abundance and joy for all.

Anyway—for anyone new, suggest you read about ‘The Event‘, fill your gas tank, stock up on food, water, staple goods, meds and pet supplies and prepare to be wowed. It feels ever so close now.  I’d better find the rest of that cash I hid—LOL.

Things are looking up. Eyes to the skies, everyone!  Ahead, warp factor 10!  ~ BP

“Alkesh” Shares a Perspective on Comet ISON & The Event: Interview with Maarten Horst Feb. 2, 2014

Thank you, Anna, for sending this. I finally got a chance to read it. Fascinating!

This may explain why Cobra maintained it was “just a comet”. The allies didn’t want the world to know what was going on, obviously, or it could compromise the operation.

It also explains my feeling that it was a very special “comet”, bringing gifts for Humanity. 

I hope that those who harbour fear around our future will find solace in this information as it illustrates the heights our star families have been striving for to bring about our salvation from the dark cabal. This mission has been planned for millennia and will not fail.  ~ BP


Interview with ALKESH at FINDING VOICES Radio (February, 2014)

 Interview hosted by Maarten Horst

 (February 2, 2014)

MAARTEN HORST: Yes, my dear friends! My dear friends, my dear fellow starseeds and fellow human beings! Welcome to ET FIRST CONTACT Radio! Tonight we have a very, very, very important show, a very important show with my guest Alkesh who was last Thursday on BBS Radio and if you watched the interview or listened to it on YouTube [] then you are up-to-date.

It started all with the video that Esoteric Golden Spirit made a couple of weeks ago and has gone viral [Comet Ison. The Event. The Truth About It –]. So tonight we are going to share very crucial information and as far as I know and as far as I resonate with this information, it is the closest to the truth from all information available on the internet until now. So I want to welcome my dear friend Alkesh which is his star name for ET FIRST CONTACT Radio. Welcome, Alkesh!

ALKESH: Hello, Maarten. Glad to hear you again.

MAARTEN HORST: It’s a great pleasure to have you again on the show, my friend.

ALKESH: Yes. From my part too.

MAARTEN HORST: We have worked day and night, you and me to prepare this show and to prepare the YouTube video from the last Thursday interview and I want to tell the dear listeners that from this interview there will also be a YouTube version available. But if you can listen now, stay tuned because now is the energy and the information that is coming through the airways, from the internet, so now’s the moment to tune in and to listen. So I want to welcome everybody again with love and light and harmony and if you are ready, Alkesh, I will start with the first question.

ALKESH: Yes, I am ready Maarten. I am listening to you.

MAARTEN HORST: Ok. Well, of course we have spoken about comet Ison that it is a spaceship and the details about it you have explained it…


MAARTEN HORST: Ok. What about the extraterrestrial spaceship which surrounds comet Ison? Can you elaborate on this?

ALKESH: Yes I can. Well, regarding this spaceship and as far as we were told and shown it is a huge spaceship. However, not nearly as large as the Sirian mothership Anais which is truly huge. The ship that surrounds the core of comet Ison it is also in the etheric plane and is spherical consisting of radial segments. Many beneficial extraterrestrial civilisations which are involved in this grand plan linked to the comet Ison contributed to its design and construction. Therefore, the ship exists in the etheric plane, and I mean in the subtle 4D, I mean the 4th dimension, and cannot be seen in the usual way. Its role it’s fundamental from an energetic viewpoint and it is the basis of support for the very complex plan that has been designed to achieve the vibrational jump of Earth and of humanity as well in a higher dimension of existence. Some aspects of this I have spoken about in the previous interview, you know.

However, they – the extraterrestrial beneficial beings – wanted the best preparation of our planet and human beings in order to be able to deal with the illuminating energetic impulse of the event when it will take place. So they opted for a comet. A comet which astronomers after they saw it in the sky, called it Ison. This choice of the beneficial extraterrestrial was based on the fact that the comet was already “dying”. Its nucleus was very small and the quantity of ice was also small. The comet was heading directly into the sun and following for the last time its path to it.

The extraterrestrial beings who are very evolved spiritually and technologically… they do not wish to break universal laws, and that is why they used it in their plans which are actually integrated in a divine way in the universal harmony. They do not want to disrupt this harmony so that the comet can fulfil the plan. That’s exactly what they used in this case… using the opportunity of the comet whose existence was near to its end actually. Not only that, but in a certain way the extraterrestrials have “revived” it. In other words they have extended its life but they also have respected perfectly its trajectory towards the sun by integrating all related phenomena in a natural way.

After the revival of the comet of rock and ice into the “intelligent” alloy which I have spoken about – in fact, it was more a kind of intermingling so to speak with the rocks and ice of the dead comet; it’s just like water flows through or into the pores of a dry sponge. So after this genuine revival the metal core constituted the centre around which the extraterrestrial ship was built in the etheric plane. However, the observers and astronomers on Earth, they had to see an ordinary comet with a tail which also had to be bright. Brightness was not a problem because the metal alloy had a slightly dark silver grey colour but with regard to the tail which as you know represents the distinctive mark for each comet, this had to be manufactured because there was not enough raw material from the old comet to be generated naturally. In addition the rock and ice were mixed with an “intelligent” metallic alloy.

To create a tail on the comet of a few million kilometres… usually, you know, a comet has a tail of about 3-4 even 5 million kilometres long… to create such a tail, obviously is not at all easy. To do this, in addition to the etheric spherical ship surrounding the core of the comet they also designed and created two other huge, cylindrical ships with a length of approximately 20 kilometres each, as they were shown to us. They were placed behind the main spherical ship around the comet and their role was that of like the vacuum cleaners and also to forcefully push material out behind them and thus create the tail of the comet.

So, in a way it was an artificial procedure to create such a tail. The metallic core, as I have said, is characterised by an extraordinarily strong magnetic force; due to the increase in the mass of the comet and due to the accentuated magnetism of its new core the raw material around it was ionised so to speak and tended to be captured and rotate in this magnetic field around the comet while moving through space.

But think about: if this have been observed on earth it had given birth to suspicion and many unanswered questions. Astronomers would have asked: what kind of a comet is this around which material orbits? For this reason another role of the two huge cylindrical vessels placed on either side of the spherical vessel – I mean, around the comet – was to demagnetise the raw material and push it backwards thus forming a long tail of more than 1 million km. And this is what happened. The comet was photographed as you know from Earth, by astronomers from multiple angles and although it looked like a comet these anomalies were also observed such as the two huge cylindrical ships like some turbines which adorned it so to speak. And until reaching the sun, comet Ison maintained its regular trajectory giving the impression that is nothing abnormal with it. But, however, there were enough photos that captured somehow the anomalies, in particular the presence of the two cylindrical ships next to the core of the comet. They were captured in many photos. However, the really interesting aspects start here, near the sun. So, Maarten, that will be all the information I can tell you about what you asked me regarding the extraterrestrial ship that accompanied comet Ison.

Read the rest…


It’s All About the Energies: Planetary Update from Jim Self [audio]

The robust incoming energies mean many things to many people. Emotions are running high and experiences may be tumultuous for some, but if we remember that we are riding the crest of the wave and the frothing and pummeling we see and feel is a sign that we are nearing the beach, it may help to view current circumstances as exciting and adventurous, as Jim suggests, rather than painful and negative.

We must remember that we are also one with Gaia, and in resonance with her. As she releases negative energies to regain her balance, we are going to experience shifts as well. It can’t be helped.

It’s the year of the horse, and I see us ripping along at full gallop across the pasture, our saddles listing to the right or left, tail and mane streaming in the wind. Some of us are grasping the horn for dear life, trying desperately not to tilt any further to avoid following the saddle under the belly of our steed where our head would be bouncing off the turf in our mad dash for freedom.

Let’s not go there! We are in control. We are the LIGHT WARRIORS, and despite being at a distinct disadvantage for thousands of years—WE ARE WINNING! We’re THAT close.

Many messages are coming forth to remind us to ban fear from our emotional repertoire and to consistently beam out the LOVE. No matter what happens now, it will all be worth it.

We are bigger than our experiences in this density and we would do well to remember that we are heroes to much of the Universe. If we could only see ourselves in that light rather than as the helpless Earthlings we’ve always been told we are, we might make different choices. 

Jim’s insights may alleviate some of the fear out there and help us to adapt to the metamorphosis and navigate it with ease and grace.  ~ BP

Planetary Update for February 2014

Here is the Planetary Update for February 2014 by Jim Self of Mastering Alchemy.

Jim brings us up to date on the planetary changes including the weather and earth changes, changes in the financial systems and world governance and internal, emotional changes. There are accelerating changes in the status quo and more to come. We can expect ‘disruptions’ externally in things and we will experience some significant shifts in the next three months, so it’s really important to choose how we will respond and not come from fear and reaction.

Internally, there is an equal amount of change. NASA has validated that the magnetic field around the earth is shifting and our emotions are directly affected as they are magnetic. Many people are experiencing imbalance, fears and anxiety coming up to be cleared.

As we go forward and we become masterful in mastering our focus, intention and energy, we will be able to move through this time as an exciting, adventurous time, rather than a fearful, upsetting and stressful time.

As always, the choice is yours. You create your reality. What do YOU CHOOSE?


About The Author

Jim Self is one of the few teachers, authors and speakers working at the leading edge, providing real, solid, up-to-date information and practical, workable tools that will enable us to keep pace with and comfortably navigate the transition humanity is currently in the midst of. A leader in the field of spiritual development, Jim has been leading seminars on personal energy management and the tools of Mastering Alchemy for over 30 years. He offers free live webinars, videos, articles, and energy tools for spiritual development and personal growth via his website, as well as advanced level programs and courses of instruction in Mastering Alchemy.

The Sun has Flipped Upside Down and Reversed Poles [video]

Thanks, Patrick. What a way to start a new year and cycle. We might ask, “What WON’T be changing?”

30th December 2013

The sun has fully “flipped upside down”, with its north and south poles reversed to reach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, Nasa has said.

Now, the magnetic fields have once again started moving in opposite directions to begin the completion of the 22 year long process which will culminate in the poles switching once again.

“A reversal of the sun’s magnetic field is, literally, a big event,” said Nasa’s Dr. Tony Phillips.

“The domain of the sun’s magnetic influence (also known as the ‘heliosphere’) extends billions of kilometers beyond Pluto.

Changes to the field’s polarity ripple all the way out to the Voyager probes, on the doorstep of interstellar space.”

To mark the event, Nasa has released a visualisation of the entire process.



Keeping it Light: August—all Seven Days—in a Nutshell

I know sarcasm doesn’t become me, darling, but humour me. I need an outlet so I don’t explode while waiting for The Event and the REAL financial reset—which IS coming, by the way. Later.

So what have we learned this month?

A helluva lot—considering we’re only one week in. Life is very colourful at the moment, and we’re conspiracy junkies. We have to get our fix somewhere, somehow—even if we have to create the conspiracies ourselves!

First, Drake’s a fake. We’re not sure where he dug up Prime Commander Tanaath or Sunfire, but it sounds like they are imposters, too.

Drake’s buddy Neil Keenan is now highly suspect and some say is not trying to secure the collateral accounts for “us”, but for the bad guys. I guess that accounts for the stall tactics over the years and the venomous attempts to discredit the OPPT gang. No one has mentioned the part his personal press, Michael Henry Dunn plays; whether he’s with him or just collateral damage.

The financial “experts” are saying the reset is in progress and will be announced last week.

Alex Jones is apparently a “repurposed” Bill Hicks, courtesy of the CIA—oh, I’m sorry, you didn’t hear about that?

Since I don’t consider Alex Jones a source of valid information I rarely speak of him, but yes… there are those who have provided  some very compelling evidence that anti-NWO comedian Bill Hicks, who insisted on dying privately at home of his pancreatic cancer at the height of his career went underground alright—but the only thing that dyed was his hair—now a lovely burnished sand colour. Next month may be different.

Yes, Bill faked his death, had plastic surgery, filed down his teeth, added some contact lenses, adopted one of his many alternate stage voices, and apparently went through his personal physical rejuvenation, returning him to the enviable age of—thirty-nine!

Bill-Alex (really 52) is now collecting a generous salary from the CIA to mislead followers at Infowars. And with the “prepper” products he sells as a result of his doom and gloom predictions, many say he’s a very comfortable millionaire.

Yes, it seems that if you ask the classmates Alex Jones supposedly had, they never heard of him—oh, but he has a family so he must be an a-okay guy.

Why is it that so often when a man’s integrity is called into question that he plays the “family” card. Why do they think that having a family has any bearing on who they are or what they have done? Do they think that a married guy with a family is above reproach—as if to suggest that a single guy has no value to his name?

There’s no segue for this one. The U.S. has a new war-mongering, false-flag, fake terrorism initiative in Yemen and an new excuse to use their favourite toy, the unmanned, well-armed Predator drone.

“Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ordered the head of the terrorist group’s Yemen affiliate to carry out an attack, according to intercepted communications that have led to the closure of U.S. embassies and a global travel alert, said a person briefed on the case.”  Washington Post.

This, according to the mass media, but who vettes this stuff shared by the lamestream since one of the last investigative journalists (Michael Hastings) was murdered in June? I’ll get to the latest on his demise in a minute.

Nevertheless, the offshoots of this latest invasion are plentiful. Not only do the Illuminati get to plunder another country of their resources and take military control, they cultivate the fear factor so prevalent in society today, and they can earn a few points toward their depopulation agenda—sacrificing both the people of Yemen as well as our innocent military if they deploy troops there.

Did I miss something? Is there an election looming? The much lauded Obama arrived here in Phoenix yesterday with his shirt sleeves rolled up, ready to go to work.

He told the students at Desert Vista High School that the cause of the nose dive in the Arizona economy was due to the housing bubble which resulted from a combination of greedy lenders granting money to people who couldn’t afford big mortgages, greedy, irresponsible people who took out loans they knew they couldn’t afford, and greedy people who bought multiple houses for flipping and then couldn’t afford all the mortgages or recoup their costs when the market bottomed out and the homes didn’t sell. It’s all our fault, but…

… the Dept. of Justice thinks it can redeem itself in the eyes of the public by meting out the appropriate corrective measures on our behalf. They have sued Bank of America and others for their “reckless lending”, which will no doubt contribute to the “reset” that is underway when the banksters go bankrupt PUBLICLY and all debt must be zeroed out—which is really a bailout for the cabal and an opportunity to stay in business that much longer.

These are frustrating times and apparently Obama threw his teddy and cancelled a September meeting with Putin because Russia refused to extradite Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, so the cabal could shut him up once and for all.

Michael Hastings certainly won’t be sharing any secrets—unless it’s from the grave.

“While it’s known that Hastings had warned others, including Wikileaks, that the FBI was on his case, the fact that feds visited the home of the controversial journalist almost immediately prior to his untimely death is yet another facet to a story which has thrown up numerous questions about the circumstances surrounding the car crash that killed Hastings,” from Pakalert Press, who also reports that more details will hopefully soon be released.

Is there something in the air? The 3-minute weather video jock/Suspicious Observer Ben Davidson convinced his followers that Dutch Since, the competition, for lack of a better term, is a traitor because he referred to “HAARP rings” as something else and then did some research online to learn more about the man who sicced his followers on him and eradicated the DutchSince YouTube channel and three years of work in a matter of days. Since when do we have the right to tell video uploaders what terminology to use in their productions?

Davidson says Dutch even dared to access Davidson’s online wedding album. Can you believe the unmitigated gall? But Davidson is a family man and must protect them from treasonous men like Dutch.

And on the topic of weather, our local Sun is going to flip its magnetic field which is the harbinger of great change and affects the entire solar system and beyond, usually creating unstable or extremely stormy space weather, according to NASA. It’s happened many times before but no doubt it will have some worrisome negative effects on Earthlings THIS time. When did we start believing anything NASA says, anyway? It’s an agency of the government just like DHS and IRS with its own secrets and coverups.

And, not to be outdone—Comet Ison is coming and will soon obliterate life on this planet, or, at the very least put us back decades, technologically speaking. I’m sure they’ll make a movie out of it. (they probably already have)

The protagonist changes every few months. It used to be Planet X, Elenin and Nibiru. Ison is the new kid in town. They have to keep life exciting for us so we don’t go back to sleep… yawn…

The fact that we are a planet among millions in the Universe and can expect heavenly bodies to go whizzing by at predictable times as they have for eternity is suddenly supposed to be very scary. I think some of those religious prophecies may have something to do with it.

Now that I think about it, I’m not currently optimistic about the ability of Humanity to handle any new powers that may be coming our way with ascension, and it’s becoming increasingly evident how easy it was for the fallen angels to give in to the temptation to seek control over others with devious tricks. The Illuminati can corrupt almost anyone, it seems and WE are so very gullible.

But in a nutshell, the darkness and the lies are being exposed and our holographic world is crumbling before our disbelieving eyes. The Light is shining into the furthest reaches of our reality and dissolving that which no longer serves us.

higher consciousness photo: Higer Consciousness eclipsegeomanblite.jpgI hope it will root out every nano particle because if there’s any opportunity for someone to exploit the situation, I’m sure they will, and at some point we’ll be right back where we were before the Light forces intervened decades ago.

On that light note I’ll go now and see what other uplifting evidence I can find to support this glorious new age we’re ushering in. It’s looking more and more like a comedic tragedy for the Gods. I hope WE can retain our sense of humour because it’s getting CRAZY out there, with the promise of more chaos to come.

Jellyfish Light Sprites & Jellyfish Crop Circles; Are They Related?

 Has Ionic Bombardment of the Aquarian Radiation Opened New Dimensions?

Clearest Video of Lightning-Generated ‘Sprites’ High Above Thunderstorms Captured

Are Photonic / Plasmic Life Forms Becoming Visible ?

Do the Crop-Circles have a message?

Jellyfish Combo

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Durham, N.C. – Researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have captured the best images ever produced of “sprites” — mysterious flashes of light resembling giant undulating jellyfish that can occur above strong thunderstorms — using a high-speed camera that recorded thousands of video frames a second.

Steven Cummer and Nicholas Jaugey with image of sprite.

The researchers said their findings could lead to a better understanding of the physics and chemistry of this fleeting, still-unexplained lightning phenomenon. They recorded and analyzed video of sprites associated with powerful thunderstorms occurring over the Great Plains during the summer of 2005. Their findings are scheduled to appear online in Geophysical Research Letters on Feb. 22. The research was supported by the National Science Foundation.

“By analyzing the high-speed images in sequence, we’ve been able to clearly define, for the first time, the processes by which sprites develop and what happens inside of them,” said Steven Cummer, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke’s Pratt School. “This understanding of sprite structure is a necessary step to further elucidate sprite dynamics and their possible effects on the upper atmosphere.”

Sprites are one of the most common of a number of so-called mesospheric transient luminous events (TLEs) driven by lightning, Cummer said. Other such lightning-related phenomena include blue jets, elves and terrestrial gamma ray flashes.

Since sprites were discovered in 1989, scientists have been attempting to measure and document them, Cummer said. The first high-speed images of sprites were reported by other researchers in 1999. Shortly thereafter, a second group captured the first images of sprites recorded at 1,000 frames per second.

“Each improvement has revealed important new information about the processes involved and their possible larger scale impact on the upper atmosphere,” Cummer said in an interview. “However, many sprites develop too quickly to be fully resolved even at one millisecond time resolution.”

Sprites typically last for 10 to 100 milliseconds — shorter than the blink of a human eye, which takes an average of 300 to 400 milliseconds. Their transience makes sprites difficult to see with the naked eye, despite their common occurrence in association with certain types of active thunderstorms, the researchers said.

The vantage point required for a good view also complicates direct observation of sprites, said Nicolas Jaugey, a member of Cummer’s team at the Pratt School. Sprites generally form between 20 and 50 miles above storms and can often be obscured by lower lying thunderclouds. Therefore, it’s best to view them from a mountaintop or other high point about 100 to 300 miles away from a storm, he said.

The Pratt team — along with collaborators Walter Lyons and Thomas Nelson of FMA Research Inc. in Fort Collins, Colo. — set up an intensified high-speed camera capable of recording more than 5,000 frames per second at the Yucca Ridge Field Station in Fort Collins from July through August 2005. From that site, the researchers could look out over the Great Plains to image storms occurring over Kansas and Nebraska.

Night after night, the group watched the weather forecast for conditions ripe for sprites, said Jaugey, who was in Fort Collins for the duration of the research campaign. When a promising storm was brewing, the researchers pointed the high- speed camera in the right direction and watched events unfold remotely on a television displaying video from a low-light camera.

“Sometimes we’d get lucky and there would be a sprite every 10 to 15 minutes,” Jaugey said. “Other times, we would wait for four hours and only get two events.”

Although much of the time was spent waiting, the researchers had to keep a very close watch in order to capture the sprites. The events happen so fast that they would often occur in just one normal speed video frame, Cummer said.

“They happen about as fast as you can possibly see anything on a normal television,” he said.

“We had to watch for brief flashes and call them out when they happened,” added Jaugey. This meant that the team had to be particularly adept at differentiating flashes indicative of a sprite from lightning itself.

When the proper type of flash was seen, one of the team members pressed a button to start the high-speed camera recording. The cameras record so much data so quickly that they can only be activated when a suspected sprite occurs, they explained.

“When we knew a storm was good, it wasn’t a problem to wait,” Jaugey said. “When a sprite is captured on film, it’s extremely exciting. You see just a flash on the TV screen, but when you retrieve the recording from the high-speed camera and see its development, it’s very beautiful.”

Over the entire field season, the researchers captured 76 TLE sequences on seven different nights, 66 of which contained distinguishable sprite elements, they reported. As luck would have it, they produced the best images on the night of Aug. 13 — their very last day in the field, the researchers said. It is those images that the team analyzed in detail in the latest report.

Based on the observations, sprites normally begin almost 50 miles high as downward-moving “streamers” that appear spontaneously or at the bottom of a halo — diffuse flashes of light often associated with sprites. The streamers then branch out as they move down. At the same time, a brighter column of light expands both up and down from the starting point, followed by bright streamers that shoot higher into the sky.

The group’s videos also revealed new details of “isolated dots,” bright spots of light — first described by other investigators — that often glow for longer than any other portion of the sprite. The pictures show that some of these bright spots form when individual streamers collide, presumably as a result of electrostatic attraction between them, according to the researchers.

The greater energy intensity found at those spots makes them particularly important for understanding the impact of sprites on atmospheric chemistry, Cummer said.

“Electrons with enough energy to produce light can also produce interesting chemical species not normally generated,” Cummer said. “Such chemicals might be long-lived and could be transported to other locations through the atmosphere.” Because isolated dots persist for the longest, they may be sites where a significant portion of such chemical reactions occur.

The new insight into how these bright spots form could lead other researchers to produce better models of their physics and chemistry, he said. The Duke team will also conduct further analyses to relate their sprite image sequences to information they gathered on the lightning-produced magnetic and electric fields that spawned them.

We should be able to make new connections between the lightning strength and speed required to produce these phenomena in the upper atmosphere,” Cummer said.

Other collaborators on the study included Jingbo Li, of Duke, and Elizabeth Gerken, of SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif.