I haven't seen that from a distance. What I saw was worse. After 15 minutes of what could be best be described as wondering if a giant ship parked over your house and the Star Ship Enterprise had all lights shining constantly on your house, yard and neighborhood in super bright light, I felt a need to look past the glowing shade out the _ I saw super intense light everywhere, much brighter than daytime. Then I realized after a few seconds of trying to see inside the house with the lights on that I was blind. That was scary. After a few minutes my eye site came back much to my relief.
I saw flashes in the video. What I witnessed where I once lived was so constant that there were no visible flashes. It was identical to just having a super bright light on. I found out later we were at the center of a supercell with F5 tornadoes several mies away around the perimeter of the county. One of those tornadoes picked up box cars off a railroad track and they went airborne. A steel tower designed to survive 300 mph straight winds was twisted all around and the top got pushed into the ground. It was still all in one piece and still attached to the ground though. It just looked like a twisty like on a loaf of bread.
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I've seen this kind of display many times. My mother also used to call it heat lightning. I was obsessed with watching storms as a kid... The beauty and power of them is almost without equal.
On a side note, I spent quite a bit of time doing scientific research which utilized a Solid State Tesla Coil SSTC-3.8 (40" arc). Lots of fun...
I have had many strange experiences and dreams, in my life. The following video plays out almost like one of those strange and lucid dreams. Lightning so intense and so constant that you cannot help but be in awe.
While this video is not mine, I'm interested if other ATS members have captured or experienced anything like this. I am an avid storm watcher and I never let a good thunderstorm go by without going outside to experience it. I'd love to hear some good stories, if you've got some.
Could you imagine if those strikes were hitting the ground and you were in the middle of it? Yikes!
I have a feeling that freak storms are going to be even more abundant and intense in the near future.
P.S. It's been quite awhile since I've logged onto ATS. I have to say I didn't like the new layout at first but it's growing on me.