Light / Flame Rings In The Forest?

Okay so I’ve tried to research this on my own and I’m unable to come up with anything related to this phenomenon.

A few weeks ago myself and a few of my closest friends were in Northern Pennsylvania staying at one of the guy’s family cabin. We have a steel target set up about 50-60 yards from the front porch and my best friend and I were shooting at it with BB guns after dark.

As we were taking turns shooting a bright orange ring of light appeared to the left of the target. It was completely stationary and lasted long enough for me to turn around and see if one the other guys was playing with a flashlight or something. No one was. Then it faded away.

At first I thought maybe it was a spark from hitting something metal but there was only the steel target and it was a missed shot (there’s a distinctive ping when you hit the target) My friend and I didn’t say anything at first thinking it was our imaginations then we both looked at each other and said “Did you see that!?” at the same time and we both described the same thing.

We walked up the hill to the target and couldn’t find any logical answer. We then spent several minutes trying to purposely miss the target to replicate what we saw. My friend then saw it again in a different spot and described it as being a different color, this time bright yellow.

Now bear in mind that we were on a private mountain, we were the only ones up there for miles. I understand that this may not be paranormal at all but I can’t find an explanation and I can’t stop thinking about it. It may be worth mentioning that He and I have seen several strange things together over the years.

Any information is appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by Neil D.