Are Earthquake Lights Real?
- The first recorded sighting of earthquake lights dates back to 373 BC in Greece, but stories have long been told of strange lights in the skies before, during and after an earthquake. Today their existence is an accepted fact, although the mechanism that generates them is still a mystery. The first known scientific investigation of earthquake lights took place in the 1930s, and in the 1960s earthquake lights were well documented in a series of photographs taken in Japan. Eyewitness descriptions: