There's somethin' funny goin' on in the skies of Latvia. Designer Aigar Truhins took these photographs that have since gone viral on the Net.
'My son exclaimed, 'The aliens are coming!'' Truhins was quoted as saying. 'It certainly looked that way,' he added.
But experts are agreed there may be a more prosaic explanation - ice crystals in the air. The air above the town was notably cold and filled with suspended ice crystals. It is believed that the columns were formed by those reflecting light from the bright streetlamps and other lights on the ground - beaming it back downwards again.
Skies all over Europe have been filled with such natural phenomena during the cold snap of recent weeks.
Link (Photo: Aigar Truhins) - via Truemors
Ice crystals? That's the lamest scientific explanation I've heard all year (boo, science!). I vote for aliens, how about you?