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Pilot sees 'strange red glowing light' while en route to Alaska

A mystifying series of events was witnessed by Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst and his co-pilot as they flew their Boeing 747 to Alaska in 'a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water.'

According to Daily Mail, the pilot saw 'an intense flash of light like a lightning bolt, directed vertically up in the distance.' The Huffington Post reported that 20 minutes later, he saw a collection of red glowing lights beneath him.

Here's what Heijst told the Daily Mail:

'Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career,' he said.

'The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow, in a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water,' he continued.

'The only cause of this red glow that we could think of, was the explosion of a huge volcano just underneath the surface of the ocean, about 30 minutes before we overflew that exact position.'

According to discovery, instances of volcanic eruptions sparking lightning isn't an unheard of theory -- there have been proven occurrences.

While the pilot said the scenario left him and his co-pilot feeling extremely uncomfortable, he is hoping it will pay off: 'Now I'm just hoping that if a new island has been formed there [from the eruption], at least it can be named after me as the official discovered,' the pilot told Daily Mail.

Photos of underwater volcano in Gulf of Mexico:

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Jay August 27 2014 at 7:00 AM

3 minute commercial watching some guy eat. Aol out of control with ads

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patriot1too August 27 2014 at 7:25 AM

The wonders of Gods creation are endless.

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dan_crabtree August 27 2014 at 12:43 PM

Listen know for a fact we are not alone here..after a close encounter of the third kind proves this to me beyond doubt in the fall of 64 myself and a wittness with me stared at five short creatures in a perfect line not twenty feet away as they stared back at us on a deserted highway.. And what today stands out in our minds is there uniforms they all had on were extremely shiney in that they appeared to be foil of some sort all the same height..seen no craft or mode of transportation but wil take to the grave this memory..indeed.Laugh all you want, but remember i once thought as you now think...

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Keith Hinkel August 27 2014 at 5:19 AM

Pilot just witnessed HAARP in action. Weather weapon at last seen and now will cause plane flight problems also. Shut down HAARP.

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Jerry August 27 2014 at 7:01 AM

Bioluminescent bacteria or alge.

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vcgh2000 Jerry August 27 2014 at 8:34 PM

I would think that your theory is more plausible than volcanic activity. The Kurile-Kamchatka Trench is hundreds of miles west-northwest of where this was observed, in the ocean over an abyssal plain.

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rlightb240 August 27 2014 at 6:25 AM

Bet Al gGore could give a definitive answer

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onewindwalker01 August 27 2014 at 10:55 AM

Get over yourselves with the narrow-minded thinking/mentality of being the "only ones" ('beings') -here on earth!!
"We" are far more 'diverse' (of beings) -than you'd ever know! Always have always will! Us little 'fragile humans' always had to be 'protected' from true knowledge due to being KEPT from true facts! (Caucasian race that is!)
DO NOT be frightened. (World leaders made you frightened/taught you to fear, the "unknown", due to HOGGING (and keeping you from) VAST KNOWLEDGE of 'unbelievable' RESOURCES. All our BIRTH-RIGHTS! (But noo, we are little suckers of IGNORANTS, being kept in 'financial chains'.)

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billcdaly August 27 2014 at 10:42 AM

I am surprised NASA / CIA / Project Blue Book is not calling this "swamp gas".

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Annie billcdaly August 28 2014 at 6:26 AM

Blue Book is long gone, and the public hype was the absolute perfect cover for some advanced tech weaponry etc we took from Germans WWII. The conspiracy theories always go viral.so the public is really how these incidents become "cover-ups" Often what people see they are intended to see, then they study the public reaction by creating UFO phenom. Look for the Giant triangle shape blimp. its has multi stories and sometimes does a UFO light show, IMO to take attention away a specific part of the sky so that they can move a top secret project while everyone is looking at the giant triangle UFO. I have seen it 6 times. Each time I get better at detecting more of it. It produces a cloud like mist that hides it. I live in a military only fly zone, I have seen some stuff that sounds insane! There should be some satellite images of what the pilot saw. I think it is deep water jelly fish mating season. We Get the glowing tide here in California every year.

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Frank August 27 2014 at 1:06 PM

Close encounters of the third kind. Aliens have been living under our waters for millions of years. They are coming soon.

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laclone August 27 2014 at 11:03 AM

USGS shows nothing seismic, south of Kamchatka, happening close to the 11:17:00 UTC - 24 Aug 2014 shown on the photo.
Any volcanic cause of this had to have shaken the earth enough to be detected, but nothing was.

NUMA Director, Dirk Pitt, has dispatched several research vessels to the area to investigate.

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laclone laclone August 27 2014 at 11:10 AM

Breaking News: Although SGC reported that nothing known to them could have caused this, one member of an unidentified SGC team was overhead to say "Oh, no! Not them again!". The meaning of that statement is unclear at this time.

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