First of two photographs of St Mary
Church Bures Suffolk taken on Tuesday by John Manning on 29th November
2005 at 20.28 pm.
This clearly shows what appears to be "smoke" surrounding
the bell tower.
Coincidentally, the bell ringers were in the tower for their normal
practice session that evening.
The automatic flash operated and the church was floodlit.
The "smoke" was not visible
through the camera rear preview screen.
John the photographer, was not smoking and was totally alone at
The evening was clear, no mist
One minute later took the second photograph in exactly the same
under the same conditions.
This would have been at 20.29 on
Tuesday 29th November 2005.
As you can see, there is no sign
of "aurora" and it remains a mystery to John as to how
this came about
John checked with Ringing Master,
Don Mills who confirmed that the normal
practice was going on that evening from 1900 - 2100hrs and nothing
ountoward was experienced in the tower.