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Re: Ball Lightning from high-amp discharge

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>

This brings up an interesting epistemological question.Is it possible to RE-create something in a laboratory if you don't know what IT is to start with?

Matt D.
part-time insomniac "

You may be able to create something which looks like the reports of something but it isn't obvious how you can ever know you're right. A friend of mine created small fireballs [ball lightning?] by hooking rubber insulated wire to the top terminal of his TC and pulling the rubber off the end a bit so the streamer passed through the rubber and set it on fire. I think others here have done the same thing or at least something similar.