You can almost feel the tension in this video... certainly, you can hear it.

"Oh my God. It's coming," says a voice off-camera, as the buzz builds in power lines draped across a Quebec neighbourhood.

And what finally did emerge from that blinding spectacle? A silver DeLorean? A Terminator T-800, droning something about Sarah Connor?

The almighty wallop of a ball of electricity.

The moment was captured and posted on YouTube by Huw Griffiths, a resident of the Montreal borough of Lachine, on Friday -- during a wind storm that left more than 300,000 people without power.

“We knew that the wind storm was coming so we made sure that we had enough teams to go on the field as soon as the storm was over,” Patrice Lavoie, a spokesperson for Hydro-Quebec, told Global News. ”But there’s only so much we can do when we have to fight against the elements.”

But anyway, back to that BALL OF ELECTRICITY.

The YouTube crowd, mostly ooohed and awwed and referenced alien invasions.

The video is also popping eyeballs over at Reddit, where user BeesKnees21 lays down the ultimate logic hammer on this rather unnerving event, calling it a "high impedance electrical arcing fault".

For onlookers in the video, however, the electricity ball didn't so much smack of science, as straight-up supernatural terror. -The burst sent at least one man ducking into his house for cover.

Then came the cursory cursing, followed at last, by the requisite bookend: "Oh my God."

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • In this photo provided by Michael Li, water rises in a GO Train stranded on flooded tracks in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/Micheal Li via The Canadian Press)

  • Stranded passengers await rescue on a flooded GO Train in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • A GO Train is stranded on flooded tracks in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Winston Neutel)

  • A GO Train is stranded on flooded tracks in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Winston Neutel)

  • A tow truck driver floats a car out of the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto on Monday, July 8 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • A woman gets back into her flooded car on the Toronto Indy course on Lakeshore Boulevard in Toronto on Monday, July 8 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • A woman gets back in her car in flood water on Lakeshore West during a storm in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • Stranded passengers are rescued from a flooded GO Train in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • Stranded passengers are rescued from a flooded GO Train in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • Stranded passengers are rescued from a flooded GO Train in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • Stranded passengers are rescued from a flooded GO Train in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. A severe thunderstorm forced the shutdown of Toronto's subways, cut power to 300,000 in Canada's largest city and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - Traffic is at a standstill along Burnhamthorpe Road East Monday JULY 8, 2013. Record rainfall has many parts of Toronto and the GTA moving slowly, with many traffic lights out. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - A pedestrian makes his way along The East Mall near Dundas Street West which saw much flooding, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - Joshua Hudson helps tow a stranded car out from a flooded underpass along the East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - A car sits abandoned by its driver under an overpass along the East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - A woman covering her head with a plastic bag and carrying her shoes heads out to check on her parked car as flooding quickly took over parts of The East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - Flooding along the East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - Flooding along the East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: TORONTO, ON - Water pours out of a manhole. Flooding along the East Mall near Dundas Street West, Monday JULY 8, 2013. July 8, 2013. Tara Walton/Toronto Star (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: Motorists stuck on the DVP as 3 cars got swamped. July 8, 2013. (Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: 3 cars got swamped on the DVP. (Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: Two cars floating down Bayview Ave. (Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: 5 July 2013 Weather, torrential rain caused the Don River to flood the Don Valley Parkway. Here's the view from the Dundas Street bridge. KEITH BEATY/Toronto Star (Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: A tight shot of motorists stranded in the southbound lanes of the DVP. heavy rush hour downpour stranded motorists along Toronto's Don Valley Parkway between Dundas and Gerrard Sts, as the Don River overflowed its banks. Onlookers gathered on bridges and along access ramps to take pictures and gawk. Jim Rankin/Toronto Star (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: 5 July 2013 Weather, torrential rain caused the Don River to flood rail line north of Bloor Street, stalling a GO train and stranding passengers, who were eventually rescued by emergency services. KEITH BEATY/Toronto Star (Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: A heavy rush hour downpour stranded motorists along Toronto's Don Valley Parkway between Dundas and Gerrard Sts, as the Don River overflowed its banks. Onlookers gathered on bridges and along access ramps to take pictures and gawk. Jim Rankin/Toronto Star (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: A tow truck driver attempts to steer an abandoned BMW away from guardrails. A heavy rush hour downpour stranded motorists along Toronto's Don Valley Parkway between Dundas and Gerrard Sts, as the Don River overflowed its banks. Onlookers gathered on bridges and along access ramps to take pictures and gawk. Michelle Shephard/Toronto Star (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: Looking north from the Dundas St. bridge at halted southbound traffic. A heavy rush hour downpour stranded motorists along Toronto's Don Valley Parkway between Dundas and Gerrard Sts, as the Don River overflowed its banks. Onlookers gathered on bridges and along access ramps to take pictures and gawk. Jim Rankin/Toronto Star (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: A Tow truck driver attempts to chain an abandoned BMW to his truck. A heavy rush hour downpour stranded motorists along Toronto's Don Valley Parkway between Dundas and Gerrard Sts, as the Don River overflowed its banks. Onlookers gathered on bridges and along access ramps to take pictures and gawk. Jim Rankin/Toronto Star (Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)