posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 04:37 AM
I do believe that was a large sub station/ router station and they had to disconnect a high voltage line, and the energy happened to arc across the
two terminals, kinda like a jacobs ladder.
I guess its dangerous depending on where you are standing, not that you would actually want to be standing in the middle of a large sub station when
the ower is on
However, if that was only 500kV then my tesla coil out did it, it went up to about 1.3 - 1.5 million volts
I built a faraday
cadge and sat right next to it when it was on