September 6, 1998 at 10:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time Jordan, New York There was a thunderstorm outside and we had just finished watching a movie and were rewinding the tape. A red ball about the size of a super-ball was hovering in our dining room. It hovered over my computer, which was plugged in but not turned on -- then it zipped into the pantry. We could see it for 3 or 4 minutes! We were speechless! About two hours later an even fiercer storm hit with 100 lightning flashes a minute and winds of 115+. It killed two people. NOTE: This is an anonymized actual report. It is very helpful because it mentions the weather outside as well as the size, behavior, and lifetime of the ball. The actual report also had the street address. An ideal report would also explain any observations of the appearance or disappearance of the ball.