Close encounters of the electric kind

28 Oct 2019

This story is at ... on October 15th pilot Chris Holmes encountered lightning crackling around his aircraft - 35,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico (near the Yucatan) when a super cell began pulsing with light. It wasn't ordinary lightning but a beam of light creating sprites and jets - a gigantic jet issuing forth form a thunderstorm below. He video recorded what he saw - to see it go to (or click link on first link) .. or simply go to and key down to October 28th for the story and pics.