Weird Fireflies

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SUMMER 2021

A friend and I were watching fireflies on her property one night. I noticed that some of the “fireflies” were different colors–colors that don’t exist in fireflies, like red, orange, pink, blue-green. They blinked and bobbed around like fireflies, it’s just the colors were wrong. Also, the red ones kind of hovered in a cluster, while the other colors moved around more. An orange one trailed by a smaller pink one came into the yard, within maybe 10 or 15 feet of where I was standing. I took my phone out of my pocket to try and get a picture and they all disappeared. (The regular fireflies were not affected.) The mystery lights didn’t come back until after I put my phone back in my pocket. I asked my friends if she could see the colored lights and she said no. I saw them on three or four different occasions over about a month. Since the fireflies went away at the end of the summer, I haven’t seen them. I have acquaintances who say they’ve seen similar colored lights in other places around the county.

Submitted by Alex

Weird Fireflies