In this document from the black vault looking at Ball Lightning research world wide, commissioned by USAF at end of 2001, beginning of 2002, it proposes the work of Kenneth Radford Shoulders as most desirable for future funding, however, it is not apparent Shoulders actually did receive any funding.
The document has a redacted section that is a "program the Air Force funded in the 1950s-60s" which was classified for military and space reasons.
Shoulders based his work on the work of W.H.Bostick that commenced in 1956. His later inspiration was the work of John Kenneth Hutchison.
The paper below, funded by the USAF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, amongst others, formed part of Bostick's work in this period.
The observations reported by Bostick in the above paper are in line with physical structures in consecutive LION reactors and in the Hutchison Effect "Twisted Coral" sample possessed and analysed by the MFMP - with one important distinction, the LION and Hutchison effects structures were not formed in a typical plasma experiments.
Swirl in LION 2
Swirl in LION 1
MFMP Hutchison Effect Sample 'Twisted Coral' testing of 'Soliton Loop'
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