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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Was just going to suggest ball lightning, but you guys are on it. I've seen this one time in my life, and it was somewhat similar to what the op described.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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A similar thing happened to me a while ago didn't say much about it at the time,I was caught in a thunder storm with my two children in Liverpool.We where going to towards the dock road via Leeds street,we could see lightning forking over the river.Then crossing the road at Pall Mall a ball of light a bit bigger than a cricket ball came floating towards us not very fast just above head high.My first instinct was to try and catch it but at the last second pulled my hand down as I had one hand on my sons pram,thinking it may give off a charge even though it wasn't very bright and made no noise.
I have no idea what it was but it was round glowing sphere grapefruit sized,I just genuinely would like to know what it was
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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I was out in the yard in the morning two weeks ago when I heard a jet flying overhead. I looked up like I usually do to see how high it was, what kind, etc. We get a lot of air traffic overhead and sometimes we get a private jet coming in from Philly to our local airport, other times a larger jet will be lumbering at a lower altitude and make a big noise. That's cool. So I looked up and near the cloud cover I saw a jet pretty high up leaving a contrail. Nothing unusual. But very close behind it, just to its left was a white orb like ball or disk that was paralleling it and overtook it just as both flew behind a cloud bank.
One was a jet, I could make out its wings and tail. The other was a round object.
I did some research and they're described as white orb UFOs and there are some Youtube videos showing something similar to what I saw.
UFO trailing one of our jets? A man made drone or advanced aircraft analyzing the jets chem trail? Ya got me.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:56 AM
 
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What is "ball lightning"? | Weather Blog | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Definitely sounds like ball lightning, which I was lucky enough to see many years ago in a thunderstorm. Nothing at all to do with the Green Flash or St Elmo's Fire, AFAIK.
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