Sunday, 9 October 2016

Little Mysteries.

According to the aggregated opinion polls, 44% of Americans intend to vote for Donald Trump to be their next President. OK, I know it isn’t quite that simple, but it’s still pretty amazing, isn’t it? I was going to make a long post around the subject, but decided against it. The soap opera that is American politics is keeping us all amused at the moment, so why not just sit back and enjoy the comedy for as long as it lasts?

Tonight’s real mystery concerns a little incident which happened when I was on a field study trip from high school. Just after lights out in the boys’ dorm, we all saw a disc of white light travel from one end of a long wall to the other and then disappear. It was around six inches or so in diameter, travelled at a little over normal walking speed, remained circular throughout the travel, and was sharply edged in a way that can only be produced by an expensive spotlight. It took very little logic and observation of the circumstances to rule out any possibility that it could have been made by a light shining through the window or from any fixed position in the room.

Not very spectacular, is it? Not exactly a woman with long black hair climbing out of the TV set. No, but as an intriguing real life mystery, I reckon it’s up there with the best.

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