Until recently, many physicists even doubted such other-worldly events could even occur. Ball lightning may have first been documented by the early Greeks, who reported seeing small balls of bright plasma-like light hovering over the ground before vanishing.
Although scientific explanations remain exasperatingly out of reach, numerous hypothesis have been offered. And a new innovative idea has now been proposed about ball lightning, involving the addition of a fifth dimension. Dr Andrea Aiello, a theoretical physicist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light told Express.co.uk: “My personal idea – just the simplest geometrical description I can think of – is about adding an extra dimension.” Dr Aiello has a personal reason for pursuing an interest in the fascinating phenomena, as he saw some first hand as a child. He said: “I was a teenager in that time, so I’m talking about more than 30 so ago, and I was with my sister and she can also still vividly recall this episode. “We were just playing in our room with some unplugged electric cable and outside there was, I would say, a spring storm.
• Hubble tracks 4,600-mile dark vortex on Neptune as storm changes track “And suddenly, just in front of our eyes, a couple of meters distant from us appeared this ball of light, the size of a football. “This was situated in the air for some few seconds without any noise, without any smell or without any heating. “Then ‘poof’ as it appeared, it disappeared. It was really cool. “At that time, I was just beginning high school, I was not going to science at all. “But only many years later, I realised what I was watching was actually a typical ball lightning.” The theoretical physicist is at pains to point out he is not proposing a theory. Read from source….