A spiral similar to that seen in Norway in 2009

The 2009 Norway Spiral Anomaly

On the evening of December 9, 2009, worried onlookers inundated the Norwegian Meteorological Institute with phone calls. Something remarkable had appeared in the sky, which could be seen from Northern Norway and Sweden. It was a bizarre spiral of light that seemed to hover in the atmosphere for nearly three full minutes. White-gray and circular, …

The Origin of Vril and “The Coming Race” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton is known for many things. He’s the man who coined the phrases “pursuit of the almighty dollar” and “the pen is mightier than the sword.” He gave us that most (in)famous of opening lines, “It was a dark and stormy night,” which spawned the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. He was a novelist, a poet, …