What Are These Weird Lights Hovering Around In Sabah?
On 2 September 2014, many Sabahans have been reporting sightings of strange lights in the sky on social media
A pillar-shaped light was seen moving across the sky around 9.30pm and was hovering over for a few minutes, leaving locals baffled
Some of the theories suggested that it was from an oil and gas facility, while others claimed it was supernatural and not of this world
Some netizens said the lights came from lanterns or flares from the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal in Kimanis. Others claimed alien spaceships were responsible, among a host of other possibilities. Such lights appearing over the coastal waters of western Sabah are not rare and have been seen from time to time, said some netizens, adding that they believed it was a natural phenomenon.thestar.com.my
Some posted studies on similar incidents, where luminous streaks of vertical cigar-shape lights were attributed to reflections caused by ground-based lights on high clouds. There were also postings on such reflections being caused by big flames originating from oil refineries, according to studies on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).thestar.com.my
The Sabah Meteorological Department will be investigating the matter to determine whether the light was natural or a reflection from other sources
Sabah Meteorological Department director Abdul Malek Tussin, when contacted, said his department did not receive any reports about the lights in the sky. However, he said they were investigating and ascertaining if it was a natural phenomenon or reflections from other sources. Police and firemen said they did not receive any reports of the bright lights in the sky while Kota Kinabalu airport air controllers did not spot anything unusual over the city's skies on Tuesday night.thestar.com.my