Ball Lightining: Harness Cavalier and "electromagnetic incendiaries"

Wembley

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One of the occasional interesting discoveries using the Freedom of Information Act by the UFO community - a 1960's project called "Harness-Cavalier" which looked at the possibility fo ball lightning as a weapon.

The high point seems to have been this "Study Of Kugelblitz Theories for Electromagnetic Incendiaries" dated 1965:

http://www.cufon.org/pdf/KugelblitzAD370246.pdf

- which concludes that it might be possible to create high-energy ball lightning and direct it towards a target, and (of course!) recommends much more research.

While it's an amusing idea that balls of light whizzing around in the sky might be USAF ball lightning, there doesn't seem to be much sign that this was taken any further. And scientists are still arguing about what ball lightning is really...
 

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"balls of light whizzing around in the sky might be USAF ball lightning"

For modelers the most important question probably is : Would they wear
standard or toned-down registrations ? ;D
 

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Wembley said:
And scientists are still arguing about what ball lightning is really...

And more importantly whether or not it exists (or whether there is any half-decent evidence of its existence)
 

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