Incredible Ball Lightning phenomenon in the sky over Russia – May 5, 2012

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Incredible Ball Lightning.

Ball lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds.

Laboratory experiments have produced effects that are visually similar to reports of ball lightning, but it is presently unknown whether these are actually related to any naturally occurring phenomenon.

Scientific data on natural ball lightning is scarce owing to its infrequency and unpredictability. The presumption of its existence is based on reported public sightings, and has therefore produced somewhat inconsistent findings. Given inconsistencies and the lack of reliable data, the true nature of ball lightning is still unknown. Until recently, ball lightning was often regarded as a fantasy or a hoax. Reports of the phenomenon were dismissed for lack of physical evidence, and were often regarded the same way as UFO sightings.

Natural ball lightning appears infrequently and unpredictably, and is therefore rarely (if ever truly) photographed.

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7 responses to “Incredible Ball Lightning phenomenon in the sky over Russia – May 5, 2012

  1. Deborah Hart

    Wow, very cool catch! Not so sure that it is ball lightening, but whatever it is,you were lucky to see it!!!😉


  2. I have seen ball lightening and it looked nothing like what you have on your video.
    I must have been probably 12-14yrs old standing about 80 feet from the house and I saw what looked like a ball of lightening tumbling through the air probably 20′ away from me. It went by me across the road and through the neighbours breezeway between the house and their garage.
    The size of it was about 16″ dia, I can still see it in my mind like it was yesterday.


  3. May 5,2012 at9:00Pm mst in Denver, Colorado for about 15 minutes total I watched what appeared to be dancing balls of light. I tried to video but my phone would not pick them up. Below these dancing balls was a quiet electrical storm closer to the horizon. I have asked Facebook friends and one replied that he too saw them but there has been no media.


  4. That is not ball lightning – those are celestial orbs- they are living, conscious beings that run the electrical energy circuits of this planet- their job it to maintain proper flow and balance of the energy circuits that allow for physical life to exist- they are themselves living, discreet energy systems they can travel at speeds beyond the speed of light- they are here signalling to humans trying to get your attention- they are preparing to use their powers of energy manipulation to eliminate this civilization that is destroying the ecosystem- they want to warn people of what is coming- they communicate in light patterns which are kind of like ‘morse code.’ They are the beings that create earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, etc.


  5. Ball Lightning. That is funny. Nuclear-Ball or nuclear lightning battle more like. Probably won’t be calling this one “The Great War” … I am surprised we don’t see more fire-fights as they always seem to be bickering amongst themselves. Perhaps we shall…


  6. it’s THOR! lolz!