A light pillar phenomenon occurred in Johor Bahru and the internet had something to say about it
Johor Bahru residents were greeted by a light pillar phenomenon recently. While we are unsure how they felt about it, the internet certainly was not shy to express their interpretations of the occurrence.
Light pillars are optical atmospheric phenomena where pillars of light appear to beam up from the ground into the sky. The effect is created by the reflection of light from tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the atmosphere or that comprise high-altitude clouds.
Fenomena Light Pillar atau Tiang Cahaya yang dapat disaksikan oleh penduduk di sekitar Johor Bahru malam tadi.
Tiang Cahaya merupakan fenomena optik yang berlaku di atmosfera Bumi hasil daripada pantulan cahaya semulajadi atau buatan pada kristal ais yang… pic.twitter.com/Z7KwxIuPM8
— MYNEWSHUB (@mynewshub) March 26, 2023
Several internet users said it looked more like Sauron, the antagonist from Lord of The Rings, eerily watching from his tower in Mount Doom (not a real place).
Jaga jaga Sauron memerhati pic.twitter.com/lEHiOCfSA1
— MW (@MuhdWaqiuddin) March 26, 2023
“Be careful Sauron is watching”.
That is Sauron https://t.co/p70OY9On77
— 𝕀𝕊𝕋𝕀ℕ𝔾𝔾𝔸ℝ | ايستيڠݢر
(@RentakaPuaka) March 27, 2023
menara sauron tu, baik mengaku sape ambik cincin dia https://t.co/TqpNNIMavG
— ipanggg. (@nichlorophyll) March 26, 2023
“That’s Sauron’s tower. Anyone who took his ring better come forth”.
Meanwhile, a few others thought it looked like a Marvel character, Wanda Maximoff, about to make an entrance.
wanda maximoff just wanna settle down in jb. let her in https://t.co/M4d2w0XaeE
— akak halilintar
(@miraeayo) March 26, 2023
Rest assured, Scarlet Witch is searching for new place in the multiverse and our Earth 616 is her target. Beware! Tibeh. https://t.co/tUNwCnzpAJ
— Ramzi (@ramziuddin) March 27, 2023
One user joked that it was Thanos on the way to earth.
Thanos is coming. Get ready everyone https://t.co/Ktj1RTEBro
— Nash (@iamnashx) March 26, 2023
Whereas some warned that if the video made its way to Facebook which is deemed to be more conservative, the phenomenon would be politicized and branded as the world coming to an end.
Benda ni kalau masuk FB , dia auto alunan lagu sedih akhir zaman + Anak muda lalai caption dia . Sikit lagi tambah nanti kita semua tak bersedia lagi , aje butoh https://t.co/8gmHSnCUPA
— Harimau Malaysia (@rimaulah2615) March 26, 2023
“If this goes into Facebook, they would automatically paste a sad, end-of-the-world type of song and say that young people have neglected their faith and that we are not ready in their caption.”
Jangan sampai that one 'ustaz' nampak benda ni. Nanti dia claim dah nak kiamat lagi
— D-27 Fain Meet SeChan
(@fanurainamin) March 26, 2023
“Don’t let that one ‘ustaz’ see this or else he is going to claim that it is the end of the world”.
What do you think it looked like? Let us know in the comments.