Was it ball lightning, an overhead meteor explosion or a test of a top secret electromagnetic weapon of some kind? What caused the explosive phenomenon on Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1978 that electrocuted livestock, melted power lines, and produced floating orbs of fire? Enough energy was released that day to set off the American nuclear test watch satellites, and weapons researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory soon showed up at the site. CBC Reporter, Rick Seaward, was at the scene in 1978. He investigates the mysterious phenomenon and the shadowy events that followed in this broadcast from the following year. 2018 Marks the 40th Anniversary of this electrical phenonmenon, and VD1BOOM will be on the air during the Month of April ONLY to commemorate the event. Look for us each Saturday and Sunday during the month of April on the 20 meter band. The activation will also include IOTA NA-198 and LOTA CAN-673. There will be a special paper qsl card offered for the activation which is the preferred QSL method, however logs will be uploaded to QRZ.com, ClubLog, LOTW and eQSL as well.