I looked around and did not find a post with a well put together summary of the bell's discription and effects when being tested. This being the
case I compiled some information from Nick Cook, Igor Witkowski, and Joseph Farrell's books and present it here for others interested in the subject.
I am excluding the conspiracy surrounding the bell and only presenting a condensed version of the attributes of the bell.
The project began being called "Tor", meaning gate, in January 1942. Later the program was split into "Chronos", meaning time and
"Laternentrager", meaning lantern bearer. The first experiments were carried out in May and June 1944.
-Witkowski says it is 8-9 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Cook says it is 12-15 feet tall and 9-12 feet wide.
-Inside are 2 counter rotating cylinders on a common axis.
-Cylinders filled with or coated with mercury.
-Axis consisted of a hollow core that housed Xerum 525.
-Inside of the bell was colled posibley by liquid nitrogen or oxygen.
-The outer casing was a ceramic metal. Witkowski's source also describes the top being crowned with a hook or fastening.
Effects During Testing
-A characteristic buzzing comparable to bees in a jar.
-Surges causing bulbs to blow.
-Bluish phosphoresence around it.
-Disintigration of tissue structures.
-Plants decomposed to a greasy substance, described as blackish, greyish goo.
-Formation of undefined crystalin structures in the liquid organic substance.
-Stratification of liquids into distinctly divided fractions.
Effects on the people involved.
-Problems with their equilibrium.
-Metalic taste in mouth.
Xerum 525/Red Mercury
-An amalgam of mercury.
-Contained thorium oxide, beryllium oxide, and various heavy isotopes.
-Physicist Frank Barnaby says based on recovered Russian documents that it is composed of mercury antimony oxide dissolved in ordinary mercury
then it is placed in a nuclear reactor for about 20 days.
-It is possibley "salted" with isotopes of hafnium and tantalum.
-The end result is a very thick and heavy cherry liquid.
Where it was Tested
Chambers for testing.
-Usually located underground.
-Specially prepared chamber described as a pool.
-The surface was covered in ceramic tiles that were deactivated after testing with what appeared to be pink brine.
-Rubber mats were placed on the floor and destroyed after testing.
-Chambers were said to of been blown up after 2-3 uses.
-It needed a considerable power supply.
Areas of Testing
-Neumarkt and Leubus (modern day Sroda Slask and Lubiaz)
-Schloss Furstenstein (Furstenstein Castle)
-Waldenburg disguised as a coal mine.
-Wenceslas mine at Ludwigsdorf (modern day Ludwikowize)
-Disguised as a coal mine in a remote valley.
-"The Henge" possible testing rig at Wenceslas mine.
-Stands in a pool or basin.
-There are ports for large electrical cabling.
-Research carried out suggests that there are Isotopes in the construction which can only be from irradiation by a strong beam of
Once again this is only a compiling from books I have read. If you have further interest in this subject I suggest you read books by the authors at
the top of the post. If you have any questions, comments or anything to add please feel free.