Ball Lightning has been a source of fascination for centuries.

Ball Lightning in a Lab?

New Scientist magazine reports that scientists in Brazil have found a way to produce “ball lightning” (or something like it) in a laboratory experiment. “Ball lightning could soon lose its status as a mystery, now that a team in Brazil has cooked up a simple recipe for making similar eerie orbs of light in the lab,” writes Hazel Muir  in this article at the New Scientist website.

Ball lightning is a subject that fascinated Townsend Brown, as it has fascinated others over the years.  But some of the contributors over at have their doubts about these experiments in Brazil.

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