This strange phenomenon looks like ball lightning. "The ball lightning phenomenon was very large and estimated to be about the size of a bus. #ufo #ufos #ufosighting #ufology #ufollowme_th #ufo361 #ufoキャッチャー #ufocatcher #koufonissi #ufood #ufora #uforacollagen #ufop #ufoodhk #uforia ♬ оригинальный звук – snejok86 The latest scientific study to take a stab at the ball lightning phenomenon was published this month in Optik, a scientific journal devoted to the research of optics, light, and electrons. While we are familiar with lightning, ball lightning is a rare and incredibly unique phenomenon that is said to be experienced by an estimated 1 in 150 people around the world. Look at this glowing orb crossing railway tracks… What the heck is that? @snejok86. Since the phenomenon seemed to have floated through the glass of my windows as far as I can tell. It’s rare and unpredictable, which is why researchers don’t know much about it. The phenomenon as described, however, is more similar to ball lightning. The only explanation I can give is ball lightning. Severe static was heard on the radio. The phenomenon of ball lightning has generally been described as being a luminous sphere that appears during or after a thunderstorm. "A crucial proof of any theory of ball lightning would be if the theory could be used to make ball lightning. Series of images showing the creation of a ball-lightning-like phenomenon in a laboratory. al / BBC . Image via David M. Friday et. It was a brilliant yellow-green transparent ball with a fuzzy outline. Intense light was emitted for about three seconds before flickering out. "Ball lightning is a well-documented phenomenon in the sense that it has been seen and consistently described by people in all walks of life since the time of the ancient Greeks. In "Voyager," the third major novel in Diana Gabaldon 's popular Outlander series , the primary characters experience St. Elmo's fire while lost at sea in a thunderstorm between Hispaniola and coastal Georgia . As it passes over the metal tracks electricity can be seen to arc to the tracks and the pylons of the overhead power lines. Some theories suggest ball lightning, pictured, is a … Ball lightning is a lightning phenomenon that happens during thunderstorms. Shivashankari Sivananthan Colombo, SRILANKA - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 22:03:06 (PDT) Claim: A video documents a rare "globular bolt," or "sphere lightning," as it crosses a train track. This phenomenon is often called ball lightning and in the clip this unexplained and potentially dangerous atmospheric electrical phenomenon can be seen floating several centimetres above a railway line. In this current research, Vladimir Torchigin from the Russian Academy of Sciences claims that ball lightning isn’t lightning …