This is not about the continuum or other language gymnastics. It is about ball lightening. We have posted on this before and there the author proposed that we were dealing with a stripped ball of nuclei. In the end it is a good maybe.
With our fresh understanding of dark matter we have more flexibility. Dark Matter has the dimensionality of the electron and may be a pairing that is naturally neutral. I am hesitant naming them yet because options do exist that needs to be tested out in simulation. However it is clear that they must be effectively neutral with low level ability to interact.
Thus, the simple expedient of a 'electron' pair adding a free electron provides a powerful tool to move electrons in mass and to work with them. In fact it is useful for completely rewritting our present understanding of electricity.
Thus a lightening bolt and a lightening ball are both gases naturally saturated with electron saturated Dark Matter. Movement is facilitated by the creation of wave guides to provide boundaries.
What is eliminated is the problem of electronic repulsion. It is now close to neutral. That was the theoretical issue and we suddenly do not have to deal with it.
Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions: The Science of the Unexplainable
A family panics as ball lightning enters their home (from The Aerial World by G. Hartwig, 1886.) Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.