posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by CardDown
Good stuff and worthy of consideration, but rather dated:
...Electromagnetic emission from an oscillating plasma could very well overwhelm a receiver. I would like to point out that a stable
stand-alone plasma at atmospheric pressure has so far been impossible for mankind to generate. Ball lightning is thought to be such a plasma
but it has never been adequately explained or duplicated by man.
Hey GUT, the first measurements of ball lightning have been measured recently by pure luck.
Ball Lightning Directly Measured for First Time
In July of 2012 Ping Yuan and his team from Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou, China had set up slitless spectrographs (a tool used to capture
light from a very narrowly defined region) on the Qinghai Plateau of northwest China. It was supposed to be a run of the mill investigation on
lightning that frequents the region.
The team got lucky one night when their recording devices captured a spontaneous occurrence of ball lightning 900 meters away. It was a clear case of
being at the right place at the right time, with the right type of spectrograph, filming in the specifically required frequency of the light spectrum
to view the event. The team got very, very lucky.
The ball lightning lasted for approximately 1 second. During that second the researchers were able to learn that although the ball was much smaller,
its ‘glow’ emitted light 5 meters across. It also moved horizontally across the ground for 10 meters followed by a 3 meter ascension.
Furthermore, it changed from a white to reddish color. Yuan stated that the ball lightning was generated by a cloud-to-ground lightning strike.
Here is a link to where you can access the journal. If you (GUT specifically) cannot access the journal and would like to view it I am sure I could be
persuaded to find a way to get it to you as I have access to most journals through my U library
Observation of the Optical and Spectral Characteristics of Ball Lightning
So from what I am gathering from the observed data is that ball lightning is really looking like a dead end in regards to the magnetic phenomena
people seem to be experiencing with UFO's. There is another member who actually studies the nervous system on these boards who could probably provide
a much more detailed explanation as to why (biologically) this is the case. From what I gather the field it generates is simply not large enough to
affect such responses from the brain without likely immolating or electrocuting the subject.
It could still definitely explain lights in the sky on some of the rare occasions and further reduce the "unexplained" cases though which is still a
very important step.
I have a request that if we ever meet in public that you not identify yourself as theGUT so I can continue imagining you as a wise Asian man from the
I thoroughly enjoy the thought of you as the West-Texas-Confucius.