Min Min Light
A Couple of Explanations
Min Min lights have been described as strange, glowing balls of light that follow people, hover in one spot , appear and then vanish without logical explanation.
The Min Min light is reputed to be oval in shape and to move in irregular circles and spirals. It has been seen close to the surface and as high as 300 meters. Riders claim that their horses are not disturbed by it.
The first sighting was around 1912 by a stockman riding near the Min Min cemetery, Queensland; located near the old Min Min Hotel. This hotel is about 73 kilometres from Boulia and had burnt down around this time. The stockman reported a strange glowing ball, about the size of a watermelon, rise out the graveyard. He panicked and raced his horse into Boulia, with the strange ball chasing him to the outskirts of the town.
There have been many reported sightings since, but no-one has been able to determine the cause of the light. The Min Min light usually appears just after dark and looks like a car headlight, and has become part of Australian folklore.