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Ball lightning has never been confirmed to exist, it's still a topic of some speculation and ongoing "research", which is in quotes because nobody really knows how to research it. Most reports are something along the lines of yours that have no evidence that can be examined, so it's difficult to research it.
Originally posted by RAY1990
can ball lightning be created in power plants?
The cooling tower can produce moist air that moves upward and collects free electricity through convection, even without a cloud.
Most authorities are agreed, however, that whatever may be the origin of free electricity in the atmosphere, the electricity of enormous voltages that disrupts the air and produces the phenomena of lightning is due to the condensation of the watery vapor forming the clouds; each minute drop, as it moves through the air, collects upon its surface a certain amount of free electricity.