These columns of light, if not some sort of hoax video, are really very difficult to explain except as plasmas mediated by some sort of unknown and powerful magnetic phenomenon emerging out of the planet. What they may mean is anybody’s guess, but the notion has been put forward that similar things happened before the Tunguska event of 1908.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa9X9J8RHzA
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa9X9J8RHzA