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Still, here's a video showing ball lightning footage with standard silly soundtrack. The clips are intriguing and have all been on UFO and ghost documentaries which kinda supports my point that we impose our beliefs on something we don't understand.
Ball lightning exists as a meteorological phenomenon.
The irony is that narrative and anecdotal evidence of BL sighting reports is taken seriously whereas equivalent evidence is rejected for structured object sighting reports.
Until the 1960s, most scientists argued that ball lightning was not a real phenomenon but an urban myth, despite numerous reports throughout the world.
The presumption of its existence is based on reported public sightings, and has therefore produced somewhat inconsistent findings.
I can't tell if we're agreeing or disagreeing here?
BL sightings have been reported to occur next to waterspouts in conditions that generate electrical storms. They've been reported travelling along power lines during electrical storms too. They are typically described as spherical balls of light energy (sometimes crackling/sparking) and their sizes vary. Due to this connection with electrical energy in localised atmospheres, BL will suffice for me as an explanation in those cases.
The video I linked was to show people that floating spheres of light have been recorded and described as BL. I thought the OP would appreciate seeing them for comparison. I made a point that what we call 'BL' has also been called UFOs, ghosts and whatever else - unknowns explaining unknowns.
Not everything with two wings has to be a bird, right?
originally posted by: erno86
Of course...my superluminal [faster than the speed of light] estimate is based on the fact that the foofighter arrived at our star system, with the only possibility that the starship must be capable of superluminal speeds, or it [foofighter] would have never made it here from another star system.