For all intents and purposes, you would assume this mysterious globe of light captured on CCTV video, was a rare but explainable case of ball lightning. The trouble is, the locals reported the weather was clear with not a lightning storm in sight. Rabbi Michael Oishie discovered the oddity when reviewing CCTV footage taken at his synagogue. Oishie says the video was shot around 4:00 AM on May 28, 2015, at the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporozhye in Southeast Ukraine. Unable to discern what the strange floating globe was, he shared the video on Facebook with this message:
“Strange things happened in the Synagogue around four o’clock in the morning.”
“I can say that I’m happy the lightning came because it’s an opportunity to show our synagogue to local Jews in another way, not only in religious terms. It’s an opportunity for us to bring the synagogue to the people … so the synagogue will be talked about among people in the city.”
However, others aren’t so quick to buy the ball lightning explanation. One local woman said:
“This looks more extra-terrestrial or paranormal to me. But why ghosts or aliens would be visiting this place I have no idea.”
Oh, we have an idea… The newly built synagogue and Jewish community center came under attack just last year from local hooligans with Molotov Cocktails.
In the video below, which shows the entry way to the synagogue, you will see the background light up as a bright, clearly defined basketball-size globe of light enters the frame from above. The light floats downward and pulses, changing shape while floating in front of the entryway before rising quickly out of the frame.