Torchigin Vladimir 1938 Prof. was graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1961. He puts forward in 2002 theory that nature of ball lightning is optical where a conventional white light that fell into a trap that it itself made for itself. All physical parameters and properties of such light have been derived from well-known laws of optics and physics. These properties are identical completely to mysterious and intriguing properties of natural ball lightning. At present 31 scientific papers are published in leading scientific journals on physics and optics.
There is currently no doubt that ball lightning is an optical phenomenon and is a bubble of light, similar to a soap bubble. It also exists for a limited time, disappears instantly and suddenly on an arbitrary section of its trajectory, leaving no traces. The only difference is that the shell of the light bubble consists of a thin layer of compressed air in which light circulates in all possible directions. The circulating light is not blown away by the wind, is not subject to gravity, and moves according to the laws of optics. This explains all the puzzles and anomalies in the behavior of ball lightning in the earth's atmosphere.
A completely new and unusual theory of the nature of ball lightning is presented in the simplest form based on knowledge from 19 century. No electron, photon, nuclei, atoms, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics are required for the explanation. The explanation is based on above 30 papers have been published in leading international journals on physics and optics.
Based on three conclusive objective data, we show that the only explanation for their joint appearance is the occurrence of ball lightning when switching high currents during the start of scheduled tests. According to these data, (1) an explosion occurred that occurred immediately after the start of the tests, (2) a burnt hole in the metal wall of the mine of the correct round shape was seen, (3)
A completely new and unusual theory of the nature of ball lightning is presented, which allows us to explain all the anomalous properties and the mysterious behavior of ball lightning. The theory has been published in leading international journals on physics and optics.
There is no electricity, plasma, electrodynamic processes and chemical reactions within the ball lightning.