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 fusor.net have their doubts about these experiments in Brazil.