Beamed up or Aurora’s finger?

Light phenomenon playing over the forest this evening. Beamed up or Aurora’s finger marking a sacred placed? I can’t help but wonder how our ancestors would have explained this. Did you know that for example northern lights were considered warnings or forebodings, and not necessarily something welcome and beautiful to look at.

Nowadays we might joke about aliens or get a scientific explanation. I suppose this could be a light pillar, which is an atmospheric optical phenomenon. 

With love,