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This terrifying giant fireball was filmed moving across the horizon of a Siberian field.
The lightning ball was often purported to be an urban myth but this footage could finally confirm it to be a rare natural phenomenon.
Roman Tregubov, who visited Russia in July, posted the video he took in the countryside just outside Novosibirsk.
The graduate from Novosibirsk State Technical University soon posted the video to his Facebook.
Mr Tregubov said: “This is the first time I’ve seen a ball lightning! I even managed to film it a little. Awesome.
“I was shocked to see such a big and strong fireball. And whole process from its birth to death.
The ‘ball lightning’ is yet to be fully understood by scientists and how it develops has still not been explained.
A woman can be heard on the video warning others to “get away from it” while others nervously ask “what is it?”
At first glance, the shining object appears to be heading towards the camera, before veering off into the trees.
There are a number of reports across the centuries of such ‘ball lightning’ injuring or even killing people.
Up until the 1960s ball lightning was often considered an urban myth.
The true nature of the phenomenon remains unknown.
These fireballs often vary in size from as small as a golf ball to several meters wide.
Aleskandr Tyutin, from the Physics Department of the Novosibirsk State University, said he believed the video could indeed reveal a ball lightning.
He explained: “Judging by how it changes color, form and by how it moves with the wind – it actually most probably is ball lightning.
“I can’t imagine another phenomenon with such glowing effect.”
He added that although Tregubov was filming from a safe distance, it’s best not to get too close to these balls of fire.
However, he warned the worst thing a person can do when witnessing a ball lightning is to run away.
Mr Tyutin added: “If you start running from ball lightning, it will start following you in the air flow you create making it nearly impossible to escape.
“It’s best to stand still.”