An odd pink column appears in some photos of lightning bolts. Those who notice the oddity rather naturally think it’s strange. But a little googling can reveal the down to earth cause.
This latest example appeared on Imgur earlier today.
There is a lightning bolt in the vertical column.
This is not an inter-dimensional portal or a beam of energy. It’s a camera artifact called “rolling shutter”. The effect is explained here on Metabunk. The thread was created because of a similar photo with an even more New Age setting back in 2012. It has been updated with the latest example.