The unexplainable red glow can be seen in photographs. It was also captured on video. The sight is frightening, and Reddit users cannot get enough of it.
According to the post, the red glows visible in the photo were something the pilot had never seen, which prompted many theories to be suggested by other users.
The pilot noticed a bright red/orange glow before departure, which was confirmed when he looked at a photo preview on the camera’s back. There was supposed to be nothing but an endless ocean for kilometres around them.
On the recent incident, one Reddit user wrote, “Maybe fishing vessels have never clustered so much to concentrate so much light? Three possible scenarios. 1. Fish populations down to small concentrations. 2. Chinese fishing boats have fished out the Pacific and are now factory fishing in the Atlantic. 3. Atlantic-based fishing boats have adopted China’s factory fishing strategy. None of these are good outcomes. Good luck to those fish.”
Other users ventured to suggest that this phenomenon heralds the end of the world.
“If I’m not mistaken, the first DOOM game was set in 2022, so that’s it. And here are the demons. This is the end…” another Redditor said.
“It’s so hot right now that wildfires are starting in the ocean,” joked one astute commentator.
Many have compared it to Stranger Things.
“Dustin is trying to open a portal to an upside down world – it’s literally Watergate,” the redditor said.
Video footage of a mysterious red glow over the Atlantic Ocean pic.twitter.com/jHTtnLUlRm
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A similar phenomenon was noticed in 2014 by JPC pilot Van Heyst.
“On the night of August 24-25, 2014, I flew a 747-8 from Hong Kong to Anchorage,” the pilot said.
“During a flight over the vast Pacific Ocean, somewhere southeast of the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, one of the strangest events of my life happened to me. About five hours into our flight, with Japan far behind us, we were flying at a comfortable 34,000 feet and Alaska was about four and a half hours away.
“On the radio, we heard air traffic control talking to other planes heading for the US West Coast about sabotage due to strong earthquakes in San Francisco, ”the pilot wrote.
He then went on to describe what he saw in the sky.
“I noticed a deep red-orange glow appearing ahead of us, and this was confirmed when I looked at the photo preview on the back of my camera. There was supposed to be nothing but an endless ocean below for hundreds of miles around us.
“They originally looked like a remote town or a group of typical Asian squid fishing boats, but that didn’t make sense in this area. The lights we saw were much larger than your average city or group of boats, but they also glowed red and orange instead of the usual yellows and whites that cities or ships make,” the pilot described.
“The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us with a frightening orange glow that one would expect from a massive fire on the ground. In a part of the world where there should have been nothing but water.”
Could this strange phenomenon be related to the latest observation? This question remains to be known by the researchers who undertake to study it.