We posted on this some years ago, and my conclusion then was that we may be dealing with methane filled slime mold sacs.
What is most unusual is that we also have significant phosphorescence, but this makes plenty of sense as anyone who has walked on leaf mold in absence of significant ambient light. In fact it is often the only way you can see such a pathway. On the other hand, what is been emitted is a lot of light compared to natural phosphorescence.
Truth is this is another example of unknown biology. The photos here do capture a rising light body within the woods. Thus the high objects do have a genesis that is like that of a slime mold.
Recall that i did postulate that such slime molds do populate the stratosphere in particular and perhaps part of the upper atmosphere as well. They certainly need to migrate from the ground to that living zone. This piece of geography appears particularly productive, though it may well be that it is an ideal case of a rising air mass taking these objects into the sunlight.
This is not the only such example of course. Other mountains do the same trick. Saw something like that in Banff years ago...
The Brown Mountain Lights – An Unexplained ‘Paranormal’ Phenomenon That’s Happened For Centuries
- The Facts:The "Brown Mountain Lights" have been an observed phenomenon in North Carolina for a very long time. Below, there is more information as well as one out of many supposed paranormal experiences had by people who have visited the mountain.
- Reflect On:Is paranormal really out of the ordinary? Or is it something that's simply normal about our world, and a type of phenomena that's been happening since the beginning of time? Just because we don't understand it, doesn't mean its not real.
A website based in North Carolina who takes interest in this lore explains it quite well:
Brown Mountain is a low ridge in Burke County that, during dry, crisp evenings in the autumn, is host to a genuine and baffling mystery. When conditions are right, mysterious glowing orbs can be seen to rise up off the mountain, hover and wobble about fifteen feet up in the air, and then disappear. There’s no denying that the lights are real. They have been observed by countless witnesses and photographed on many occasions. But what they are is still unknown.
The Brown Mountain Lights have been observed for centuries, and multiple legends have arisen around the phenomenon. The Cherokee were aware of the lights, and according to some accounts claimed that the lights were the souls of Cherokee women searching for their men who had died in a great battle between the Cherokee and the Catawba that took place on Brown Mountain. Another legend says that the lights are the the ghostly echoes of lights that appeared during a search for a murdered woman in the 19th century.
As the day progressed, I kept feeling like, almost like the forest was kind of re-arranging itself around me. I swear that I turned directly behind me but the trail would be different… I also kept hearing things and weird whooshing of air… I kept seeing what looked like these bright orange colours that were, I don’t know if they were following me…
If you have an open mind this is the place to be. Join me, become intrigued as I case-read the four hundred and eleven baffling unsolved cases about hundreds of random people from clusters all over the globe who mysteriously vanish without a trace and are either never seen again or found hundreds of miles away from their last known location; deceased under weird circumstances. Todays episode is a validations interview that will answer all your questions about what happens to people who venture into our national parks to never be seen or heard from again. But with evident proof like this everyone’s perception will always be different because of their own level of experiences. So with that being said I believe her because the people that weren’t there to see what she saw are not going to believe her at first because those people are looking for extensive detailed analyzation, picking apart the evidence in her footage, lie detector tests, etc. at the end of the day she had an experience; an amazing yet creepy experience that answered every single question ever asked