This was the research referenced in a MOD report.
The report proposed that electromagnetic effects from ball lightning or Plasma energy balls could induce hallucinations.
They even claimed they could cause people to hallucinate aliens.
And that the same hallucinations of alien encounters could return as a flashback when no electrical fields were present.
Later the original research of electromagnetic induced hallucinations was invalidated when it was discovered the researcher fabricated some of his data.
Electromagneticly induced hallucinations are often sited as the cause of alien and ghost sitings.
However this has not been validated by any seperate research.
And no research that natural electromagnetic effects produce hallucinations.
No research to determine what percentage of the general population might be subject to this effect.
No research to establish that hallucinations can be predictibly induced this way.
No comprehensive data, yet it seems some people will sieze on it as the explenation for inexplicable eye witness accounts.
I would have to see a new study with verifiable data to buy it.
I have been exposed to very high electromagnetic fields.
And been very close to electromagnetic transmissions that would be instantly lethal if you get in front of the transmission tower.
I nor any of my associates had any associated hallucinations, though headaches and some irritibility occured occasionally.
I know of no other examples of magnetic induced hallucinations other than the dubious claims of some physacists, some who site the previously flawed study as their reference data.
Just because someone with a physics degree offers an explenation, does not mean the full unbiased evidence fully supports it.
This assumption is very dubious without more solid research.
Whatever works, use it.
A good idea stands on its own value independent of authorship.
If it stands or falls on the credibility of the author, maybe it isn't such a good idea.