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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/6/1998 14:00 (Entered as : 6/6/98 14.00)
Reported: 6/9/1998 04:17
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Skelmersdale, Lancashire (UK/England),
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10''
10 metre diameter red orb, moving slowly, event followed by lightening

During summer thunderstorm, 2 witnesses to 10m diameter scarlet orb hovering near trees(ergo not helicopter). Moved slowly to left and up then sharp right, followed by descent to ground. Obscurred by trees lightening flashes to left and right of sphere. Suspected 'ball lightening' but authorities on subjects say largest are 100cm?!! This is why I am reporting as a sighting...