APRIL 2, 1968 …………….BELL ISLAND NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA
On the 2nd, just before dawn, a shrill noise cut the air on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada and suddenly the little village was rocked by a tremendous explosion. “Sheets of fire” appeared in some homes. The sky glowed red and balls of fire up to three feet across drifted through the village. An electrical surge raced through power lines blowing up television sets and turning wall outlets into blow torches spurting blue flame almost two feet long. The boom had been enormous, rattling homes eight miles away and making people up to 40 miles away turn their heads. Just before this happened, people living in Portugal Cove, across the bay, reported seeing “a bright, glowing straight line” come out o f the sky “slanted toward Bell Island at about a 45-degree angle.” Miraculously, no one had been killed and there was little damage. The copper wiring in one house was vaporized. A cabin behind the house was left with a hole in either end. A small barn nearby had collapsed outward while chickens lay dead on the floor, bleeding from the eyes and mouth. Two scientists from Los Alamos, New Mexico journeyed to Newfoundland to investigate the Bell Island incident. One of the scientists, Robert Freyman, identified himself as a weapons-design engineer interested in ball lightning. He said he’d been expecting the event as a result of a theory he entertained about weather systems. He couldn’t go into detail but said there had been similar events in New Jersey and South Carolina. When the Bell Island incident occurred, he said, “someone in Washington” asked him to check it out April 1978: NOTE: The above image is real and from a Richmond Virginia sighting.
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