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Re: Ball Lightning from high-amp discharge

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx In a message dated 1/27/07 1:30:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
   Here is the link to it from Gary Peterson's site:

in the second to the last paragraph before the claims, Tesla says:

I have shown to that it is practicable to produce in a resonating
circuit as E A B B' D immense electrical activities, measured by tens
and even hundreds of thousands of horse-power, and in such a case, if
the points of maximum pressure should be shifted below the terminal
D, along coil B, a ball of fire might break out and destroy the
support F or anything else in the way. For the better appreciation of
the nature of this danger it should he stated, that the destructive
action may take place with inconceivable violence. This will cease to
be surprising when it is borne in mind, that the entire energy
accumulated in the excited circuit, instead of requiring, as under
normal working conditions, one quarter of the period or more for its
transformation from static to kinetic form, may spend itself in an
incomparably smaller interval of time, at a rate of many millions of
horse power. The accident is apt to occur when, the transmitting
circuit being strongly excited, the impressed oscillations upon it
are caused, in any manner more or less sudden, to be more rapid than
the free oscillations


Sounds more like racing spark type phenomena than BL

Matt D.