Rare Ball Lightning Caught On Camera

chiltepinPublished: November 6, 2013Updated: November 13, 2013326,048 views
Published: November 6, 2013Updated: November 13, 2013

Nature is absolutely unpredictable. You can never be too sure what a single tiny movement might do to cause a shift in the whole ecosystem. You can’t predict an earthquake similar as to how you can not predict the weather. You can guess that it’s going to rain based on the ominous dark clouds, but you may never know if a wind sweeps in and blows them all away.

There are also a lot of mysterious occurrences in nature. It doesn’t mean that they are mythical or otherworldly, it just means that we haven’t got the technology available yet to understand and explain them. One such phenomenon is the ball lightning. Now, before you think that we’re making this up, check out this footage.

A ball lightning is actually real. It is rarely seen, but it still exists in the natural world. Think of them as round lightnings that last a little bit longer than the normal lightning. While we know that the latter kind is caused by the different charges between the particles in the clouds and the earth, we can only assume that it is the same with these balls.

There have been many hypotheses as to how they come to be, but there is still no explanation why they are round. We only know that they can vary in size and in strength, ranging from no less than an inch to several feet in diameter. They vary in power, too, their explosion sometimes managing to destroy everything in a radius of a few feet.

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      bouledoux · 1 year ago

      When I was a little kid growing up in Orlando, Florida, a ball of electricity ran down a power line into my bedroom and right between the legs of my Dad who was dressing me to go next door to ride out the storm. My Mother saw it and screamed. It did not harm anyone. I was many many years later working on a microwave transmitter inside of one of our telephone offices during a lightning storm and the guys in the office said a ball ran down the cable rack toward the bay I was working on and it popped loudly inside of the shelf I had my hand in. No pain, no shock, just scared the Hell out of me because I thought I had shorted high voltage somehow with the tool I was adjusting something with.

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      skdaddle · 1 year ago

      As a young boy, I witnessed a ball of lightning in Bellmead,Texas while sitting on my Grandmother's front porch one evening during a summer storm. Lightning hit a transformer down the street from her house and a large glowing ball of fire danced down the electrical wires towards us, jumping to the ground in her yard and then continuing on down her street disappearing out of sight. It was a frightful experience, one that impressed respect for the power of lightning on me at an early age. The initial boom from the strike when it hit the power pole still haunts me to this day.

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        uncleT · 1 year ago

        That's weird... when was that skdaddle... While sitting on the hood of my car with a buddy...in Woodway Texas (just down the road from Bellmead), we saw several ball lightenings flow over our heads. This was probably in 1976/1977.

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      Joeythelip · 41 weeks ago

      Why? Why do I always fall for the worst videos on the internet by none other than Rumble? Got me again Rumble.