While there are a number of stories about strange lights in the sky told locally, the overall darkness of the San Simon valley combined with the bright night sky (making the area a magnet for astronomers) would suggest that many of the lights observed were astronomical phenomena. In this case the explanation is even simpler. The photograph was taken from inside looking out through a glass window and the strange lights in the sky were in reality ceiling lights reflected off the glass. While the photographer did not see the reflections while composing the scene the camera did register the reflections and captured the reflections in her image, creating an unusual photograph.
While it is fun and interesting to discuss strange lights in the sky and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the image captured does not support the notion that there are alien visitors from outer space in the San Simon valley.
|Cameras see differently than people (photograph by Patty S.)|