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 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 livestock lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) were investigating ball lightning for greater than 20 years. I released a ball lightning document in Nature in 1976 that obtained around the world exposure and that i for this reason many of us wrote to me with debts in their personal reports. inside a really short while, I had amassed approximately 2 hundred firsthand money owed, and the dossier has persisted to develop progressively on account 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 reviews of alternative phenomena equivalent to St. Elmo’s hearth were eradicated, the remainder descriptions have been remarkably constant. in addition, approximately all who contacted me have been willing to have an evidence of what they'd noticeable and appeared fullyyt honest.
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