Strange 'Squid-like' Lightning Spotted over France

Over the weekend, an atmospheric scientist in Europe photographed something that resembled a giant luminous squid floating over a thundercloud in France. It was a strange form of lightning known as a "sprite":


Some related links:

Here is one in action:

Here is a blog devoted to posting pictures of sprites:

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The plain old physical world is much more fascinating than most spiritually oriented people think.

It is not how fast you go
it is when you get there.