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The glowing emerald pillar of ancient Tyre

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posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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St. Elmos Fire

St. Elmo's fire is a form of matter called plasma, which is also produced in stars, high temperature flame, and by lightning. The electric field around the object in question causes ionization of the air molecules, producing a faint glow easily visible in low-light conditions. Roughly 1000 volts per centimeter induces St. Elmo's fire; the number depends greatly on the geometry of the object. Sharp points lower the required voltage because electric fields are more concentrated in areas of high curvature, so discharges are more intense at the ends of pointed objects.

Conditions that can generate St.Elmo's fire are present during thunderstorms, when high voltage differentials are present between clouds and the ground underneath. Air molecules glow owing to the effects of such voltage, producing St. Elmo's fire.

The nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere cause St. Elmo's fire to fluoresce with blue or violet light; this is similar to the mechanism that causes neon lights to glow.




Those Giant Crystals can be explained by Electrical forces as well.




posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 08:57 AM
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For the containted use of st elmo's fire, or a glass lit from inside, I am curious to see any examples of a capability.

The glass...that would require an opening on top. he would have just described it as a lantern or something, not an emerald column.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
For the containted use of st elmo's fire, or a glass lit from inside, I am curious to see any examples of a capability.

The glass...that would require an opening on top. he would have just described it as a lantern or something, not an emerald column.


No need for a container.


From Wiki:
Physically, St. Elmo's fire is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures such as lightning rods, masts, spires and chimneys, and on aircraft wings. St. Elmo's fire can also appear on leaves, grass, and even at the tips of cattle horns.[5] Often accompanying the glow is a distinct hissing or buzzing sound. It is sometimes confused with ball lightning.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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Hmmm
, and people think nothing of believing that we had giants building pyramids or moving massive stone slabs, or communing with ET's. Yet this Emerald green column seems to amaze ? Is there not green glass in the deserts in those parts. Could they not have blown glass ? It seems a bit special but not undoable for the times.



posted on Nov, 17 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: 131415

yes, its a rare phenomenon that has no evidence of the ancients being able to control it.



posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Now that you mention it, what if it was created by alchemical means? I seem to remember the claim that the Emerald Tablet of Thoth was created this way, it too was supposed to have peculiar properties, though I think this particular information may have been a later invention.

Maybe something created in antediluvian times..

Many if's, but fun to speculate about.



posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
Hmmm
, and people think nothing of believing that we had giants building pyramids or moving massive stone slabs, or communing with ET's. Yet this Emerald green column seems to amaze ? Is there not green glass in the deserts in those parts. Could they not have blown glass ? It seems a bit special but not undoable for the times.


Yep they had glass and were good at making it




The most beautiful of the objects in glass produced by the Phoenicians are the translucent or semi-transparent vessels of different kinds, most of them variously coloured, which have been found in Cyprus, at Camirus in Rhodes, and on the Phoenician coast, near Beyrout and elsewhere. These comprise small flasks or bottles, from three to six inches long, probably intended to contain perfumes; small jugs (œnochoæ) from three inches in height to five inches; vases of about the same size; amphoræ pointed at the lower extremity; and other varieties. They are coloured, generally, either in longitudinal or in horizontal stripes and bands; but the bands often deviate from the straight line into zig-zags, which are always more or less irregular, like the zig-zags of the Norman builders, while sometimes they are deflected into crescents, or other curves, as particularly one resembling a willow-leaf. The colours are not very vivid, but are pleasing and well-contrasted; they are chiefly five--white, blue, yellow, green, and a purplish brown. Red scarcely appears, except in a very pale, pinkish form; and even in this form it is uncommon. Blue, on the other hand, is greatly affected, being sometimes used in the patterns, often taken for the ground, and occasionally, in two tints, forming both groundwork and ornamentation. It is not often that more than three hues are found on the same vessel, and sometimes the hues employed are only two. There are instances, however, and very admirable instances, of the employment, on a single vessel, of four hues.


Perrot et Chipiez, /Histore de l'Art/, iii. pl. viii. No. 2 (opp. p. 740

Phoenicia, Phoenician Industrial Art and Manufacturing phoenicia.org...



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: 131415

yes, its a rare phenomenon that has no evidence of the ancients being able to control it.


Its actually not a rare phenomenon at all.


Tesla was probably the only person to ever "control" it. So yes it would have been used for display purposes only. How cool would your temple look with glowing ball plasmoids outside the entrance!



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