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    From: Terry W. Colvin Subject: [UASR] Multiple Ball-Lightning Event? Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:50:55 -0700 Reply-To:
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      From: "Terry W. Colvin" <fortean1@...>
      Subject: [UASR]> Multiple Ball-Lightning Event?
      Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:50:55 -0700
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      Forwarding permission was given by William R. Corliss.

      Science Frontiers, No. 152, Mar-Apr, 2004, pp. 3 & 4
      < http://www.science-frontiers.com >

      GEOPHYSICS

      Multiple Ball-Lightning Event?

      May 8, 2003, Alghero, Sardinia.

      An account from R. Hooberman, who was staying at a hotel on the
      Mediterranean
      coast. He and his wife were watching a violent electrical storm at sea
      from
      their room. To the Editor of *Weather* he wrote:

      In the midst of this event I saw a group of ten or a dozen spherical
      balls of light in three rows and surrounded by a sort of halo pass
      horizontally before me at eye level, then disappear. The episode
      lasted at most three seconds. They were close to each other, moving
      horizontally. It is impossible to assess size and distance with no
      reference point, but had they each been the size of an orange, I
      would estimate that they were perhaps no more than ten to twelve
      feet from the window, and that the group was about three feet
      across, four to five including the halo. I asked my wife who
      was standing next to me, 'Did you see what I just saw?' 'Yes...
      they were like a shoal of fish', she replied, which I thought was
      a very accurate description.

      [Sketch showing what may have been a formation of small lightning balls.
      The dusky halo enveloping them is hard to render in this newsletter.]

      (Stenhoff, Mark; "A Possible Multiple Ball Lightning Event in Sardinia, 8
      May
      2003," *Journal of Meteorology, U.K.*, 29:67, 2004)

      Comment. A "shoal" of lightning balls; that's a new one. The large number
      in the formation is remarkable; even more so is the enveloping faint halo.


      [Science Frontiers is a bimonthly collection of digests of scientific
      anomalies in the current literature. Published by the Sourcebook Project,
      P.O. Box 107, Glen Arm, MD 21057. Annual subscription: $8.00.]
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