What was supposed to be a routine flight over the North Pacific Ocean turned into something really unexpected. Heading from Hong Kong to Nome, Alaska, Dutch pilot J.P.C. van Hejst and his co-pilot saw a powerful flash of light on the horizon that was leading into the ocean.
Their plane was flying near the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka when this strange light looking like a lightning bolt appeared up in the distance, scaring them both. The unexplained light was directed vertically over a circular portion of water up ahead, intersecting with their flightpath. They received no reports of thunderstorms on their route, so they knew the light had to come from elsewhere. So what was the cause of this mysterious phenomenon?
The pilots first thought of a fishing boat fleet trying to catch squids at night using bright LED lights in order to attract them, although they’ve crossed this route before and saw nothing more except water.
When they reached the place where the lightning occurred, the two pilots witnessed the most unique and unfamiliar event. Bright red lights were glowing from within the ocean and were spread over a big, round surface. Captain van Hejst couldn’t believe his eyes.
Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career, van Hejst said. The bright lights had different colors but a dominant red was visible more than the rest.
The pilots couldn’t explain the cause, they only witnessed it and took as many photos as they could.
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.
Pilot van Hejst and his colleague felt really unsafe when they flew over the bizarre glowing red dot because they could not understand what was happening and there were no other aircrafts nearby to check or confirm the sighting. They were flying in the middle of nowhere, and no possible explanation came to their minds.
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.
His supposition proved to be wrong however, as he was expecting to encounter an ash-plume as a result of the eruption, but nothing like that ever happened. They eventually landed safe in Nome, Alaska and filed a full report to the Air Traffic Control who promised a full investigation of the strange bright area the two pilots depicted.
As the authorities failed to give any conclusive explanations whatsoever, theories involving the strange red lights have surfaced, and they range from an unknown marine species to an underwater alien base harbored near the Kamchatka Peninsula, with the red lights being caused either by more submersible objects (USOs), or by an underwater structure.
Considering this wasn’t the only case of unusual sightings which occurred on the same Hong Kong – Nome, Alaska route, and that more witnesses spoke about underwater alien-like encounters, also submersible crafts not far from this place, backed up by some NASA photos showing similarities, we tend to believe that this recent event had more to do with extraterrestrials rather than natural phenomenon.
Unfortunately, we cannot efficiently explore this underwater world, most of it remaining in darkness and full of mysteries, which is why plenty of room is left for speculating about underwater beings living undisturbed underneath the vast surface of water – probably the best hideout in the world.