posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 04:30 AM
Originally posted by FormerSkeptic
One type of visual phenomenon that's especially indistinct and varied are the multiple spherical lights that seem to hover and move randomly.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether they're naturally occurring ball lightning or intelligently controlled alien drones.
The subject of ball lightning has been discussed in a number of threads here on ATS, and while it is a fascinating subject, it is not an established
phenomenon in science.
We have very little if no reliable data on what you refer to as ball lightning, and the only reason why it is not scorned by science (as UFOs, ghosts
or other paranormal phenomenon) is that some renowned scientists have observed it, and some pictures of the phenomenon exists (true, we do have
pictures of UFOs too, but...). Science therefore silently accepts the phenomenon, without being able to understand or explain it.
We can create something that remotely resembles ball lightning in laboratories, but without being able to reproduce the intensity, longevity and
behavior of reported ball lightning incidents. We can therefore not physically explain how the phenomenon behaves they way it has been reported, and
therefore not explain it as a natural phenomenon.
You can therefore not explain certain types of UFOs (orbs, foo fighters, etc) as possible ball lightning, since we cannot explain ball lightning.
An orb is an unidentified flying object, and so is ball lightning.