From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:12:45 -0500 (EST) Archived: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:04:34 -0500 Subject: Re: Lightning Strike With Ball Lightning >From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:59:20 +0700 (GMT+07:00) >Subject: Lightning Strike With Ball Lightning Interesting ball lightning story. I have one also, told to me by my grandmother. She said when she was a little girl in Nova Scotia she was caught in the barn one summer day by a fast moving thunderstorm. Rather then get wet running to the house she decided to stay in the barn with the farm implements, one of which was a hay rake with many curved metal tines held in a wooden framework, designed to be pulled by a horse. As the storm raged there was one exceedingly noisy nearby discharge and to grandma's surprise (And horror?) a small glowing ball drifted in through the open barn door. This ball hit the nearest tine of the rake and made a small "bing" sound like a little bell. Then it proceeded to the next tine and did the same. Over the space of seconds (don't know exactly how long) this glowing ball went "bing, bing, bing, etc., tine by tine to the end of the rake, reversed itself and "binged" back to the first tine, bounced off that and exploded. Grandma decided that the glowing ball was a greater threat then the rain outside and ran to the house as quickly as she could. She told me this story in the 1960's when she was in her 60's. Many years later, estimated as 1947, she saw two round shiny objects pass through the sky of Greenfield, Massachusetts. They traveled rapidly westward and made an abrupt right turn and headed northward and off into the distance. Grandma was not an aeronautics or physics expert, but she knew that objects don't make right angle turns. She told me this story at the same time she told the ball lightning story. So, now that ball lightning is a 'legitimate' phenomenon, although not yet understood, should I believe her BL story and reject the other? Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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