Re: Believe it or not!
I wonder if the Engineer who designed the coils is still alive
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Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: Believe it or not!
> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Bert,
> Ahhh! With just a clue I found him (or one of them??) on the net.
> Ortner (The Million Volt Man) has been doing it about once a week
> Sounds like he knows exactly what he is doing and has been doing it
> longer than any of us... Sounds like a very interesting fellow!! I
> have seen him once too many years ago but he was not doing the Tesla
> demo. Perhaps he would have later on if I had been able to sit
> the religious stuff...
> At 07:15 AM 11/01/1999 -0600, you wrote:
> >This sounds very much like the Moody Bible Institute's educational
> >lectures on Science and Religion. If so, the fellows that do this
> >apparently know what they are doing, and have been doing this
> >demonstration for at least 40 years. When I was only 11 or 12 years
> >I remember seeing George Speak (after 40 years I STILL remember his
> >name) do this program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and as the grand
> >he stood in bare feet on top of a large resonator and let 3-4 foot
> >sparks jump from his fingertips (which were covered with thimbles).
> >was quite a show! :^)
> >I do share your concerns with amateurs trying this, but these guys
> >not amateurs. The risk is more likely from some kid watching the
> >then trying to duplicate the stunt. A few fried kids nationwide,
> >Safety Nazi's will move in to "help" regulate the hobby...
> >-- Bert --