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RE: Ball Lightning
Original poster: "sy" <youngs@xxxxxxxxx>
We had a friend here in Utah that told us of several one to three inch BLs
that appeared mid-air in their house, and then disappeared with a "poof"
sound. Immediately thereafter, their house was hit by lightning which did
some damage but didn't hurt anyone.
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Ball Lightning
Original poster: William Beaty <billb@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> This may be one explanation of ball lightning, however, I have
> witnessed it firsthand, and suspect it was an electrostatic
Some BL reports say that it can form suddenly indoors, as if "winking on"
but not drifting in from outside. If so, then it's not exactly
electrostatic, since a house will shield the DC thunderstorm field. More
likely it requires a transient high e-field such as those in the miles of
space surrounding a lightning strike.
I see a couple of Youtube videos of apparent ball lightning.