"Contrary to other theories describing floating fire balls, no new and other suppositions are necessary," he says, uncompromisingly.
Oh, good - because close-mindedness and the belief in one's own infallibility are always the hallmarks of good science.
Well, this doesn't explain anything about ball lightning perceived from more than a couple of meters away. I'd wait to pronounce this "truth" until I saw what actual MD's have to say about the medical aspect. I don't see why ball lightning is such a bugbear - natural, sustained electrical phenomena are accepted by modern science, such as St. Elmo's Fire, red sprites, blue jets, ELVES (which have many of the same qualities as ball lightning.)
In addition, isn't the most common symptom of that sort of exposure to a non-targeted magnetic field nausea and disorientation, NOT hallucination?
"We've been over this. We don't shoot first and ask questions later."
"Of course! We never ask questions."