Tag Archive for lightning

Earthquake lights reported associated with New Zealand event

Flashing lights have been recorded on video supposedly occurring in conjunction with the shaking from this weekend’s strong quake in New Zealand. The strong event occurred just after midnight on Monday and caused massive damage, a small tsunami and several deaths. We’ve covered EQ lights before and I have done some research on natural anomalies…

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

When lightning strikes a gas station

News smidgen: A gas station caught fire after a pump was struck by lightning Monday, August, 3. It happened around 6 p.m. at The Gas Depot in the 4800 block of Dixie Highway. Source: Gas station catches fire in Fairfield  In Fairfield Ohio on Monday, lightning hit the surface dome of an underground storage tank,…

Man captures pic of Cornwall shaped lightning in Cornwall

Really reaching here. Another case of pareidolia. This is perceived to be significant but it’s really not very. Cornwall hit by a bolt of lightning – in the shape of Cornwall | Plymouth Herald. Labourer Arron McNally, 26, captured the forking amazing image while watching storms from his daughter’s bedroom window. After catching one particularly…

Mass death of cows from lightning strike

If these animals were in a more remote location and no one knew that lightning was the cause, I wonder if they would have labeled it “mysterious”. This story is a good example of how we must consider all natural explanations, even if rare, before ever mentioning a supernatural cause. 45 cows killed by single…

Lightning strike blew him out of his boots

A man not only lived to tell about his shocking event but even took a picture. Lightning Knocks Atlanta-Area Man Clean Out of His ‘Smoking’ Boots. The Atlanta-area man who was blown out of his shoes this weekend by lightning says he’s grateful to be alive but now worries about what the next overcast day…

Mountie rescues couple from truck hit by lightning

I never thought that a lightning strike could be so dangerous in a vehicle. Luckily, as the driver attests, there was an officer who suddenly appeared at the window. Officer describes saving couple from vehicle struck by lightning. On Saturday, Al and Betty Perry were driving along Highway 14 near Tofield, Alberta when out of…

Clues on the formation of sprites in the ionosphere

New info on sprites, an above-cloud electrical phenomenon. Sprites form at plasma irregularities in the lower ionosphere. Atmospheric sprites have been known for nearly a century, but their origins were a mystery. Now, a team of researchers has evidence that sprites form at plasma irregularities and may be useful in remote sensing of the lower…

Discovered: Dark lightning releases intense bursts of radiation

Holy COW, this is incredibly interesting! Thunderstorms contain ‘dark lightning,’ invisible pulses of powerful radiation – The Washington Post. […] scientists recently discovered something mind-bending about lightning: Sometimes its flashes are invisible, just sudden pulses of unexpectedly powerful radiation. It’s what Joseph Dwyer, a lightning researcher at the Florida Institute of Technology, has termed dark…

Lightning link with headaches

Correlation but no mechanism. Newsflash: Lightning May Cause Headaches – News Watch. [A]ccording to new research, headaches may have more to do with electrical storms than anyone imagined. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that lightning may in fact contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines. The study found a shocking 31…

Pope resigns. God sends message?

Within hours of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation, lightning struck St Peter’s Basilica. BBC News – Lightning strikes St Peter’s Basilica as Pope resigns. Lightning struck the St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, hours after Pope Benedict XVI, age 85, announced that he will resign as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics at the end of…

Oh, the irony! When lightning strikes.

Man buys lottery tickets, is struck by lightning – msnbc.com. A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot. Bill Isles, 48, bought three tickets…