Recently, an extraordinary natural event, ball lightning, was captured on film in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Witnessed by astonished onlookers exclaiming “Oh, my God!”, a luminous bluish sphere raced along the wires, even splitting into two parts at one point.
This enigmatic ball lightning, if indeed that’s what it was, emitted a distinct “electric” buzz, yet curiously, there was no discernible haze emanating from either the phenomenon or the wires it touched.
During those days, Florida experienced a powerful storm and thunderstorm. It’s believed that the ball lightning arose from a combination of a short circuit, high humidity, and potential damage to electrical wires.
Ball lightning remains an exceptionally rare natural occurrence, prompting skepticism among many scientists regarding its existence.
The challenge lies in reproducing ball lightning under controlled conditions; attempts in laboratories have typically failed, with any successes lasting mere fractions of seconds.
Its sustained existence demands an immense amount of energy, raising the question: how does it gather such substantial energy when eyewitnesses have observed it calmly traversing the sky for seconds, or even minutes, during spontaneous sightings?