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Ball Lightning from high-amp discharge

Original poster: William Beaty <billb@xxxxxxxxxx>

Remember the discussion of Robert Golka's "ball lightning" created by
shorting out a large battery bank over a pan of water?  And my suspicion
that it might be no illusion, that those glowing balls *really did* start
out large, then shrink over time?  Well, Golka should have submitted it to
PRL, because now some physicists think the same, and they'll get all the


  Youtube version of their video:

But if anyone here has an appropriate supply, there's still something they
can explore:  striking those balls with a TC discharge.   Corum and Corum
noted that the small BLs that they created with two mis-tuned TCs would
grow much larger after being hit with a streamer.

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