The sky in Australia is mysteriously painted pink – and cannabis is the culprit
The Australians were surprised by the colorful light, but that’s not how aliens invaded Earth.
When the people of Mildura, Australia, looked up at the sky on Wednesday night, July 20, they must have thought the end of the world was near. The city lit up a big bright pink spot and the most diverse theories about the phenomenon started popping up on social media.
The first thought many had was that this was an alien invasion, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The explanation is actually quite simple. According to the Guardian, the pharmaceutical company Cann Group confirmed that the lights reflected in the sky originated from the premises of a local medical cannabis farm. Looks like they forgot to close the curtains that night.
“Cannabis plants require different spectrums of light to stimulate their growth,” explained Rhys Cohen. A Cann Group spokesperson added that the use of red spectrum floodlights is very common. “Usually, blackout curtains should be lowered in the facility,” he added.
The Cann Group was the first Australian company to obtain a permit to grow medicinal cannabis, and in 2019 it bought the facility in Mildura, a city about 475 kilometers from Melbourne. Now that you’ve discovered the origin of this mysterious pink light in the Australian sky, you can rest assured: It’s not the end of the world yet.
#mildura The surroundings were treated to a picturesque scene tonight when a red light appeared in the sky.
Were they aliens?
No, it looks like it was the water lights from a medicinal cannabis farm reflecting off the cloud which is somehow Mildura’s most answer ever. pic.twitter.com/Wfy63tRrng
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