In the photo above: anomalous luminous aerial phenomenon taken up by the author in 2004 in the Romagna Apennines (image processed).
Twenty years ago at a very important scientific conference organized by the Italian Committee for the Control of Paranormal Phenomena (CICAP Decennial, 1999) I concluded my presentation in this way:
” The recurrence of the luminous phenomenon in certain areas of the world is stimulating some scientists to carry out monitoring using measurement instruments aimed at allowing the study of the emitted radiation and consequently the derivation of physical parameters. In this way the phenomenon actually enters into the competences of physics and the methods to measure it are derived directly from the astrophysical ones which normally have as their object the study of the electromagnetic emission of celestial bodies. Therefore, the current technology and science, if and only if coupled with a strict organization, may be able to effectively investigate this phenomenology too, which, of whatever nature may reveal itself, must be faced with an open mind but rigorous approach, impartial and devoid of the uncritical impulses of a collective imagination that is not scientifically literate. A hundred years ago no one knew why the stars called “Cepheids” periodically change their brightness: the observations accumulated over time with increasingly high-tech telescopes and sensors, appropriately coupled with increasingly sophisticated mathematical models, made it possible to discover later that the “luminous pulsation” is the consequence of the cyclical rebound of stationary waves from the surface to the center of these stars and that its periodicity is strictly dependent on the density parameter. This discovery allowed us to open a window on an important evolutionary phase of the stars and at the same time, gave astrophysicists a powerful means to calibrate the distance scale of the universe, using Cepheids as sample candles. It is then desirable that the discovery of a physical law can also be made for the much smaller Hessdalen lights in Norway. Their frequent pulsation mode denotes regularity phenomena. And where there is regularity and recurrence, there is a hidden physical law. To take another astrophysical example we can mention the Quasars: in this case we are dealing with extragalactic sources that generate an enormous amount of energy without apparent losses. Also in this case the acquisition of observational data obtained using high performance instrumentation and sensitivity has allowed us to understand in fairly recent times that the “internal engine” of these objects is of a gravitational nature, being constituted by a supermassive central black hole that is able to feed an accretion disk of hot gas. On a much smaller scale the energetics of the Hessdalen phenomenon shows great analogies: this means that observations made using a philosophy that is completely astrophysical can allow us to understand what is the internal engine of this light phenomenon. Among other things, a future full understanding of the physical laws that regulate the apparently spontaneous production of energy in luminous plasma phenomena observed in the low atmosphere, is of enormous importance for the advancement of knowledge in fundamental physics, and due to this reason this could induce the researchers to attempt to reproduce the phenomenon in the laboratory and at a later stage to technologically harness the energy source that feeds it. This is a vitally important aim for human society itself, since its achievement could lead to the use of an alternative source of absolutely clean, non-polluting and very low cost energy. In order to achieve this goal, however, it is necessary to obtain, using targeted strategies, scientific data collected with state-of-the-art multi-wavelength sensors.”
I continue to think so.
If we have enough determination we will get there sooner or later.