I have an unusual theory about how lightning is created.
Modern science has yet to fully explain the atomic process by which lightning is actually generated. In fact modern science is still trying to grasp a complete understanding of electricity in general.
We know the weather conditions that produce lightning are generally the same. A cocktail of hot moist air, dust, or ash/smoke rises and collides with really cold water vapour (storm clouds) somehow in this collision of atomic materials enough energy is produced to generate lightning. Just how this particular environment sparks a lightning strike is an unsolved phenomenon. if you want to know more you should talk to GOD! or ask me ….mmmmkay?