I sit up and stare at the glow, but as cannot see behind the furniture, can't see if there's a "ball"---only the steady soft glow.
The glow, along with the moving wall-ceiling pattern, lasts for perhaps 5-10 seconds and then all phenomena vanishes and the room abruptly darkens.
The "ball" made no course changes, just traveled in a straight line about 3 feet off the ground.
It struck him square in the chest and blew his shirt off of him.
The heat from the impact was so fierce that it burned his internal organs.
This is not something to play around with if anyone has the misfortune to be near this phenomena. Joel K When I was a teenager, one afternoon while I was studying in my room, suddenly a storm and heavy rain started pouring down in my Andean city Puno in PERU, then a thunder sounded very strong in my ears.
The bedroom, with only 1 (blocked) window, is densely dark, w/only very faint light coming from open door.
A flash of light, like a flash-bulb going off, finally opens my eyes.
I wasn't precisely afraid, but I did decide it would be a good idea to move to the end of the couch away from the sliding door for the duration of the storm.
At the time, I had never heard of ball lightning and thought that somehow an electrical charge must have built up on the metal frame of the door due to the storm.
In the spring of 1984, my youngest brother was struck and killed by "a ball of lightning".
This happened during the beginning of a thunderstorm in western lower Michigan.
Instantaneously, a bright light appeared in the middle of my room it was a ball of 20cm floating with a soft trembling (120cm over the floor), its color was the color of the "electricity", I mean the same color of lightings, it was there by 3-5sec then suddenly again desappeared, no explosion, no sound.