lightning network – If I receive a LN payment from an anon sender… is there a way to send back to this individual?


No, there is no definitive way to detect the source of a payment on the Lightning Network.

However, there exists techniques (either active or passive, such as probing or some heuristics) which may be used to try to deanonymize parties involved in a payment.

So, while you can’t reliably identify a party, you cannot assume it’s totally anonymous either.