In March the PVLAS collaboration in Italy found a small polarization rotation when a laser beam went through a region with a large magnetic field. See here. The result can be interpreted as photons turning into axions, a still unobserved particle associated with the conservation of CP symmetry in strong interactions. Axions have no electric charge, a very small mass, and interact very weakly through the strong and weak forces. A very difficult guy to be detected!
Now DESY is planning an experiment using the FLASH, a machine which produces an extremely bright laser beam. The laser will go through a region with intense magnetic field and will be stopped by a wall. In the magnetic field some photons will turn into axions, like in the PVLAS experiment, pass through the wall, and another magnetic field on the other side of the wall will turn these axions back to photons. So photons will apparently come through the wall like ghosts (not the Faddeev-Popov ones!). Very clever! The proposal is here. They are planning to start the experiment by the end of 2006.
If the effect is real and if no axions are found an alternative explanation could be noncommutativity. A noncommutative photon acquires a phase in an electromagnetic background. This causes a rotation in the polarization as observed in PVLAS collaboration. In the DESY experiment no photons would be observed through the wall. That would be great!