Are the Hessdalen Lights a Reality, an Illusion, or a Mix of the Two ?

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Pascoli, G. (2021). Are the Hessdalen Lights a Reality, an Illusion, or a Mix of the Two ?. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 35(3), 590-622.


The Hessdalen lights (HLs in the following) are luminous, floating,  more or less spherical atmospheric phenomena,  with a lifetime  of a few  seconds to sometimes several minutes. These phenomena are seen in the Hessdalen Valley in Norway for decades.  Unfortunately  a full understanding of these baffling events is still lacking in spite of solid  working  scientific   projects  intended  to explain them. This  paper  tries  to  improve  the  situation.  It raises the questions where the energy for the creation of the HLs  comes from, and what was  its nature : (geo) chemical, electric or still other ?   We propose a new  scenario for the Hessdalen lights. It exploits the recent idea of stable and traversable wormholes  whose the potential existence  is beginning to be  recognized in physics. Even though appearing highly  speculative, this hypothesis  has not been so far explored  elsewhere  while it could supply  a full  description  of the wholeness of the  phenomenon. On the other side  even if  the probability that a HL could indeed be a wormhole is may be low,  this question should not dismissed out of hand. These  theoretical considerations could  help to increase   knowledge and understanding  of  both  the HLs  and the wormholes, drawing mutual enrichment. In other words HLs  could betray the presence of hidden wormholes and we must not let slip through our fingers  this possibility even if it is very tiny.  In this framework we discuss of the stability, the energetics and the oversized dimension of the HLs. In physics the  final arbiter  is not the theory but the experiment. Thus some “simple” experiments are eventually  suggested  (high time resolution photometry and magnetic field measurements).  Eventually, if the process described is real and after mastering it,  there is a free and inexhaustible source of energy   that would be derived,  a tremendous breakthrough after which we could forget the controlled nuclear fusion. Regarding its structure, the paper is divided in four paragraphs 1, 2,3, 4 independent of each other.  Illustrative pictures help  to understand the text.
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