Weaponized Ball Lightning Just as Neat as it Sounds

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:05 am February 24, 2009

Two hundred years ago this week, the warship HMS Warren Hastings was struck by a weird phenomenon: “Three distinct balls of fire” fell from the heavens, striking the ship and killing two crewmen, leaving behind “a nauseous, sulfurous smell,” according to the Times of London.

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