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Can anyone help explain this discharge?

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:39 AM

Originally posted by Extralien
So we are back to the flash being a good inch or two away from the mesh and going in front and above of the wooden beam...

Arbitrageur had a good idea with the spiders web. I was thinking that a spider could have dropped down on a thread to the ground and the mesh sparked to the spiders web, but your new info makes this even less likely
On top of that spider silk is a very good insulator normally.

The only other explanation I can think of is something like Earth Lights which I don't know much about.

Good luck with your endeavours anyway!

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by LightFantastic

Remember Fraser antistatic? Well, this is what they have to say about it.. they took the time to have a look at the video which was absolutely fantastic of them.

Thank you for your enquiry and what a spooky video clip it is. I guess that you are looking for a ogical scientific answer to this phenomenon which I think I can provide you with although I have to admit it still seems very strange and something I would not expect frankly to ever see.

As a reformed smoker
of advancing years, I recall that I was once the proud owner of a rather
expensive Calibri Quartz Crystal lighter -- this was a quality heavy beast which had a quartz crystal within it that when struck by a small sprung loaded internal striking device produced a significant electrical discharge and spark able to ignite the gas source.

The electrical discharge was so powerful that if I tried to use the cigarette lighter in the rain, I often received a nasty shock rather than the ignition spark hoped for.

Granite if I am not mistaken contains quartz -- if that quartz became compressed by even small structural movement within the granite walls, I guess it could be enough to generate a discharge that would spark towards a conductor or path top earth -- in this case the galvanised steel mesh.

That is my best shot
at a logical solution to this strange spark.

I can only hope someone at a university or something like that will have the same kindness and have a look for us.. otherwise this remains unexplained. We're edging closer to calling it 100% paranormal.. But I would have to say we are at about 80 to 85% at the moment.. there's still room for something else IMO.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by Extralien

What Fraser Antistatic said is basically what I said - granite is somewhat piezoelectric but usually three magnitudes less than quartz. This is also why I asked if vehicles could travel near the walls in question.

The main problem for a simple explanation is where the spark occurred.

Amongst other things I used to deal with difficult static problems in industry so I have seen a lot but this is difficult to explain.

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