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Name:  Ellie
Status:   other
Age:   40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  


Question:
Last night I was walking along a low water creek bed with a smooth rock base and it was around 11pm at night, in Columbus, OH. It was a rather damp climate area, with some mud and dead leaves, lots of trees. What absolutely fascinated me was that there were all these tiny glowing "lights" on the ground. They were specks that were illuminating light somehow and as you watched them, they would close up and dissapear. What the heck were these things? My friend calls them "foxfire" - are they plant or animal?



Replies:
possibly phosphorescent fungi

Phosphorescence
http://library.thinkquest.org/10429/high/cool/labs/luminol.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


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