The old timers called them Jack-O-Lanterns. They looked like large pumpkins skipping across the prarie in the Dust Bowl days. The last reported signs I can find was reported down Texas way. The best consenses is that it was ball lighting. There is a history story of a poor cowboy and his horse caught in this freak of nature,...lightning balls formed on the ends of cattle horns and the tips of barbed wire.
Mirages could be seen from Two Buttes, Colorado to Walsh in fine detail,.....happy hunting.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09-May-20 02:12 by SandyJesse.