I've read of ball lightning (also known as "earth lights") being reported in
certain areas of Norway and also in the Himalayas on a fairly regular basis.
Sporadic reports also come from other places. Here's one I heard from a
A friend of mine told me a ball lightning story that occurred in her
childhood home in Kansas about three decades ago. The family was sitting at
the kitchen table having breakfast. A glowing ball came through a closed
window, circled the table, and then went out again.
That's the ball lightning part of the story, but it's not the whole story.
There is also this paranormal aspect: My friend's aunt was serving breakfast
when she heard an inner voice telling her over and over "Pick up the baby!"
My friend's baby brother was in his high chair. The aunt picked up the baby
just seconds before the ball lightning entered and swept over the high
Make of this what you will.
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