Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ball Lightning: The Sidmouth Incident

On the early evening of August 12th, 1970, a particularly violent thunderstorm swept over Sidmouth, England. Suddenly, a "red ball of fire" appeared above the town. The Ball Lightning crackled for several seconds before exploding with a roar. The lightning bolts that shot from the Ball Lightning headed toward the ground. At the moment of explosion, 2500 TV sets across the area were cut-off.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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