Are Ghosts & Ball Lightning Related?
There are different types of ghostly luminaries, namely orbs and ghost lights, that we've explored in the past; but we've not yet looked at a phenomenon known as “ball lightning.” Knowing that scientific experiments have proven that luminous balls of plasma are definitely something that exist within nature, there are still debates as to whether or not such lights are paranormal or simply a normal and natural occurrence. It is no different for ball lightning.
Ball lightning is witnessed less frequently than other types of ghost lights, and is not yet understood though laboratory experiments have been able to reproduce similar-looking lightning balls. Reports of these mysteries light anomalies have been reported for hundreds of years or more. Ball lightning is typically, but not always, attributed to thunderstorms and can remain visible for seconds. The size of these balls of lightning can vary: They have been reported as small as a pea, sometimes, and other times larger than 6 feet in diameter! Ball lighting can hiss, spin around, and bounce off objects.
Ball Lightning Sightings & Dangers
What makes ball lightning different from your typical ghost light sighting are the reports of people being injured, burned, or even killed, sometimes, when encountering them. Buildings have been purportedly destroyed by these balls of lighting if they explode. Those who have witnessed these explosions have told of a sharp “report” combined with a mild to powerful electrical shock to their body. Ball lightning may move any direction, up or down, sideways, around objects or straight through them. This has caused some to believe they may have some sort of intelligence, at times. They may also disappear as quickly as they appeared, gradually dissipating like a ghost, popping or exploding violently.
Ball Lightning - Ghost Lightning?
The question remains if ball lightning is something associated with our environment or attributed to the paranormal, ghosts and haunting. Over the years, we have received three ghost pictures that have what we have dubbed “ghost lightning” in them. Are these anomalies, ghosts? Are they ball lightning? You decide...