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By Mark Stenhoff

Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a complete flood, and but, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles via. Ragged and fierce, or in pink whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a tragic shattered trunk; and, stretched lower than, a dull workforce the blasted farm animals lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) were investigating ball lightning for greater than twenty years. I released a ball lightning record in Nature in 1976 that bought around the globe exposure and that i as a result many folks wrote to me with money owed in their personal studies. inside a really short while, I had accrued approximately two hundred firsthand debts, and the dossier has endured to develop gradually considering the fact that then. a number of issues inspired me. Few of these who wrote to me had any exact foreknowledge of ball lightning on the time in their commentary. still, as soon as experiences of different phenomena similar to St. Elmo’s fireplace have been eradicated, the remainder descriptions have been remarkably constant. additionally, approximately all who contacted me have been prepared to have a proof of what that they had visible and appeared solely sincere.

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