AccuWeather Explains Ball Lightning

Posted on October 26, 2011

AccuWeather says ball lightning is described as a white or yellow basketball sized sphere of lightning floating in the air. Sometimes there is a burning smell in the air. The ball lightning has been known to pass through windows. They may explode with a bank or fade away. AccuWeather says, "To this day ball lightning has never been scientifically reported or documented and all attempts to reproduce it have failed." However, National Geographic reported in 2007 that a scientist created golf ball sized orbs of electricity in the lab. Wired reported in 2009 that a scientist wants to weaponize ball lightning. Take a look:

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