By Mark Stenhoff
Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour an entire flood, and but, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles via. Ragged and fierce, or in purple 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 under, a dull team the blasted farm animals lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) were investigating ball lightning for greater than 20 years. I released a ball lightning record in Nature in 1976 that acquired world wide exposure and that i therefore many folks wrote to me with money owed in their personal reports. inside a truly couple of minutes, I had gathered approximately 2 hundred firsthand debts, and the dossier has persevered to develop gradually in view that then. numerous issues inspired me. Few of these who wrote to me had any targeted foreknowledge of ball lightning on the time in their statement. still, as soon as stories of alternative phenomena corresponding to St. Elmo’s hearth have been eradicated, the rest descriptions have been remarkably constant. additionally, approximately all who contacted me have been willing to have a proof of what that they had visible and appeared totally honest.
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