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There's nothing new in the association of some UFO sightings to meteor showers and ball lighting. The latter phenomenon, as I said in an earlier post, is a mystery of its own, for we still don't know exactly what causes it and what its physical and chemical properties are. It can certainly explain many of the foo fighter sightings during World War II (the description of both appearance and movement surely seems similar enough to me).
Again, these don't (and will never) explain all UFO sightings.
That's quite true. Some experiences were made, nonetheless, to try to reproduce ball lighting on the lab. One of the most intersting was conducted at Los Alamos by Professor James Tuck, a british physicist who was involved in the Manhattan Project. Having heard stories from the U.S. Navy that reckless switching of submarine batteries could produce fire balls that burned soldier’s legs, Dr. Tuck convinced his partners on their lunch hours to participate on an experiment. In the premises where they built the atomic bomb there was a large obsolete submarine battery as big as a powerstation. Before the battery was due to be dismantled, the group surrounded the switchgear with a small concentration of methane gas, placed the cameras and hid behind sandbags. Due to a small blunder in the mixture of the gas, the switch exploded leading the experiment to a failure – or so they thought. Days later, after the recorded videos were processed, Tuck and his team noticed a strange object in the last frames, about 3 inches in diameter, which came toward the camera, bounced on the floor and exited the frame. He thought that this small floating body bore the characteristics of ball lightning, as it seemed to go through an object coming out on the other side. Yet, because this was an unrepeatable experiment, he said he couldn't claim to have created ball lightning, since that process would require repeated tests and analysis. Below I added a frame from the aforementioned video.One comment in the article says ball lightning is not fully understood. Well, to be quite honest and truthful, ball lightning isn't understood AT ALL. It has never been reproduced in a lab. Scientists have no idea how it works and have no solid theory of even how it could work. In fact many scientists think it may not exist at all and may be an illusion.
Ball lighting is a very interesting phenomenon. We have some fairly good reports of sightings that occured both out in the open and inside houses/airplanes. The movement of the luminous ball is quite fascinating, often exhibiting sudden turns in direction. One of the best cases I've read and heard about is one that occured inside a commercial flight. One of the witnesses was an american physicist (I'd have to check the name) and he reported seeing a ball of light slowly crossing the plane's central corridor, to the surprise of the passengers and flight assistants. The ball suddenly changed direction and exited the plane's interior. It's curious to notice that ball lighting often goes through walls and other solid barriers without causing any damage but, when going through a window for instance, can brake it or cause a circular cut on the glass surface (much like the ones that can be produced with a diamond cutter).
It could be UFO's which does mean anything that cannot be explained. Might it be 'dimensional 'rips in the fabrication of gravity if its possible combined with atmospheric gas ? Who knows? but the study does suggest they have reproduce it in laboratory as Ron suggestsWhat if the phenomena which we call "Ball Lightning" really are little light UFOs?
I think this is because they can reproduce this effect in a lab setting.